More than 1.700 users will demonstrate WiseGRID solutions in 4 large scale pilot sites during at least 15 months. The demonstration activities will take place in real conditions in 3 different electric Cooperatives and consumer-centric public DSOs, such as ECOPOWER in Flanders, electric cooperative of Crevillent (Spain) and ASM Terni in Italy, and other larger and private entities, such as HEDNO, which is the DSO responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network, involving different types of actors of the distribution grid and energy retail market actors, such as customers/prosumers (households and business), DSOs, retailers, aggregators and car-sharing companies.
WiseGRID InterOperable Platform
Scalable, secure and open ICT platform, with interoperable interfaces, for real time monitoring and decentralized control to support effective operation of the energy network. The objective of the platform is to manage and process the heterogeneous and massive data stream coming from the distributed energy infrastructure deployed. This platform will enable new services and reduce ICT costs for prosumers and smaller players, whilst it will facilitate cross-network and cross-entity interoperability. In order to increase adoption and speed up deployment, this platform will have open interfaces to the relevant energy, IoT and Smart City standards.
A micro control room
Cockpit for DSOs or microgrids Operators in order to control, manage and monitor their own grid, improving flexibility, stability and security of their network, considering an increasing share of distributed renewable resources. By means of the cockpit, the DSO will be able to detect faults, self-protect and self-reconfigure the network in a robust way to restore the power system without the intervention of a central intelligence (self-healing). WiseGRID cockpit will support DSOs by means of monitoring, decision support, control and optimized operation enabling grid-friendly integration of heterogeneous and distributed energy resources.
Application for energy retailers, aggregators, local communities and cooperatives of consumers and prosumers
Application for energy retailers, aggregators, local communities and cooperatives of consumers and prosumers (and other intermediary companies) to help domestic and small businesses, consumers and prosumers achieve better energy deals while relieving them from administrative procedures and cumbersome research. By means the aggregation and cooperation between citizens, better services and prices will be offered to the final consumers/prosumers. This includes aggregation models such as VPP where the energy aggregator (or other intermediate) gathers a portfolio of smaller generators and operates them as a unified and flexible resource on the energy market or sells their power as system reserve.
Corporate application for businesses, industries, ESCOs and public facilities consumers and prosumers to become active, smarter energy players by giving them more power and protection, and reducing their energy bill, supporting self-consumption by means of real time data coming from all their energy devices and systems and by means of demand response and load optimization schemas. There will be specialised versions according to the type of end-user: ports, airports, trains, public lighting, public buildings and offices, water management, industries, etc. The functionalities offered by this app can be used and managed directly by the energy manager in charge of each organisation/facility or by means of an ESCOs.
Application for individual domestic consumers and prosumers to become active energy players
Application for individual domestic consumers and prosumers to become active energy players. Broadly speaking, an adapted version of WiseCORP. Some of the functionalities offered by the tool are: real time monitoring of consumption and production, demand response programs participation, alerts, tips and price information to reduce billing, remote control of the smart devices and distributed energy systems deployed at home such as PV panels, storage systems, EV charging points, power to heat solutions, etc.
WiseGRID Electric Vehicle Platform
This tool/platform will be used by vehicle-sharing companies and ev ehicles fleet managers (such as taxi companies), in order to optimize the activities related with smart charging and discharging of the EVs and reduce energy billing. By means of this platform they will be able to plan and control the charging/discharging schedule of all EVs of the fleet. The platform will provide a reference load profile taking into consideration the renewable generation profile, the tariffs and the requirements from the driver(s) of the EV in question. EV fleet as VPP storage and geocharging optimization services will be included, considering the e-car fleet as an aggregation of moving batteries.
A fast charging station for electric vehicles
V2G Fast EV charging station will make possible to use EV as dynamic distributed storage devices, feeding electricity stored in their batteries back into the system when needed (fast V2G supply). This can help reduce electricity system costs by providing a cost-effective means of providing regulation services, spinning reserves and peak-shaving capacity.
WiseGRID energy STorage as a Service/Virtual Power Plants
This tool will make operational a service by which consumers/prosumers (be them households or corporate) can easily offer to the market (through a third party which operates the service) their unused storage capacity. Alternatively, a complementary service will allow consumers/prosumers to easily aggregate (again through a third party) their spare energy generation capacity an offer it to the market in the form of a VPP.
WiseGRID Renewable Energy Service COmpany
This tool will enable the provision of energy to the consumers from renewable energy sources, usually PV, wind power or micro hydro. WG RESCO will make possible that the household/businesses serviced do not own (and maintain, etc.) the generation equipment, which will normally be owned, serviced and operated by the RESCO itself. The fee charged to the consumer includes any required capital replacement cost and all operating, maintenance and repair costs plus a profit for the operating organisation