inteGRIDy aims at integrating cutting-edge technologies, solutions and mechanisms in a scalable Cross-Functional Platform of replicable solutions. This platform connects existing energy networks to diverse stakeholders, with enhanced observability of both generation and consumption profiles. inteGRIDy pursues facilitating the optimal and dynamic operation of the Distribution Grid, fostering the stability of the electricity grid and coordination of distributed energy resources, Virtual Power Plants and innovative collaborative storage schemes within a continuously increased share of renewable energy.
- Integration of existing smart-metering/automation systems, with IoT infrastructure, enabling interoperability through standard APIs and efficient data collection and monitoring of grid assets.
- Novel modelling and profiling mechanisms allowing the creation of network topology and Demand Response models, together with battery cycling and charging profiles.
- Predictive algorithms enabling dynamic scenario-based simulation and multi-level forecasting for managing real-time demand and supply of energy and optimised decision making.
- Powerful and efficient visual analytics and end-user applications, using novel human machine interaction techniques.
- A security access control framework, built upon the standardization, regulatory environment for privacy and data protection.
- Innovative business models providing important tools to the energy market for dynamically involving Demand Response strategies and allowing new energy market entrants.
The overarching methodology of inteGRIDy project seeks to integrate tools, methods and technologies from computer science and electrical engineering with control engineering (automation and control of distributed storage sources) and chemical engineering (assessment of optimum behaviour and cycling of batteries, heat storage and hydrogen-enabled systems). Such an interdisciplinary approach to addressing smart distribution grid, storage and system integration technologies with increasing share of RES is innovative and ground-breaking.
inteGRIDy will follow a pilot-driven approach as its overall goal concentrates on the fulfilment of actual need and requirements. A set of innovative methods/mechanism integration will be targeted by inteGRIDy activities that will results to exploitable products with a high commercialization potential.
The project will release an integrated platform of the enhanced version of already existing tools together with proper models and methodologies for smart cooperation between energy users and the Grid. These results will significantly contribute to the market of services that a new generation of energy users will be able to provide to the operators of the energy distribution networks.
The technological solutions the project will bring into the market will enable win-win cooperation among energy stakeholders in the frame of a continuously evolving regulatory framework that, even though with different speeds in different countries, is currently open new internal markets of energy and energy-related services.
These technological innovations introduced in the project will allow the involved SMEs to act as enablers for the application of innovative demand response schemes, ensuring the smooth and acceptable introduction of demand as a high-value actor in the energy markets.
inteGRIDy enables energy storage systems to sell ancillary services, in the view of a more reliable and cost-efficient planning and operation of distribution and, in perspective, of transmission systems In the envisaged architecture, the charge/discharge of energy storage systems will be managed remotely according to the outcomes of the energy market and the technical constraints of the distribution network.