The evolution of energy grids leads to new opportunities based on the integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Electrical Energy Storages (EES). The sharing of storage capacities, deployed at distributed locations, will bring significant savings on the required storage capacities and in turn will significantly reduce the unit-cost of energy output of the RES+EES ecosystems that are participating on the sharing process.
- Collaboration framework among Energy last mile actors.
- Open interoperability gateway with the corresponding open API that connects the smart energy resources.
- Added value services supporting efficient sharing of energy production/consumption.
- Electric vehicle integration as energy storage source in the smart grid.
- Real life scenarios that evaluate and showcase SHAR-Q technologies supporting sustainable energy ecosystems.
- Open interoperability gateway: open API that connects the smart energy resources, operated by different actors, into the SHAR-Q collaboration framework.
- Services for renewable meteorology and climatology: operational forecast of RES output and planning of EES capacities to cover the expected gaps of RES production.
- RES and EES collaboration framework: local storages will be exploited and correlated with the RES production in order to increase the RES hosting capacity of the grid considering the current network capacity.
- Adaptive charging of e-vehicles and V2G services: exploitation of demand elasticity of vehicles connected to the grid for serving charging demand during off-peak hours or during periods with excess of RES generation.
- Security, privacy and trust: Integration of cybersecurity features to assure robustness and privacy of the SHAR-Q services.
SHAR-Q focuses on the creation of open ecosystems that boost the participation of multiple and different stakeholders in the energy last mile scenario. The openness of the approach aims at increasing replicability of the solution while simplifying not only its deployment but also the management of the services. Furthermore, SHAR-Q carefully follows the standardization bodies so as to provide connectors and data formats that are widely adopted.
The SHAR-Q concept is fully decentralized where each user has under control his/her involvement in the collaborative processes. Thus the platform presents a system built-in democracy. A further advantage of the decentralized nature of the SHAR-Q platform is that there are no central databases containing sensitive data on the users. All user data is stored in the user’s local infrastructure and so the users’ privacy is preserved by design.
SHAR-Q platform and services may require special energy tariff systems that can be implemented only with contribution from appropriate energy market players. Moreover there is a wider commercial ecosystem that consists of product manufacturers, smart grid operators, service providers and system integrators around the distributed renewable energy production that benefit from the technology that will be developed in the project.