FISMEP – FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform
Not only due to the arrival of the mainly automated “digital age“, but also given the integration of renewable and decentralized energy as well as the merging of electric and thermal domains, the energy sector has an increasing need for flexibility. The EU project “FISMEP“ (FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform) targets this need by developing a cloud-based, service-oriented open source software platform (also referred to as FIWARE technology) to facilitate an efficient, automated and sustainable energy supply for single buildings as well as municipalities.
The platform concept, which is known as “Smart Energy Platform“, has already been developed in the previous EU project “FINESCE“ (Future INtErnet Smart Utility Services). FISMEP draws on the results of FINESCE and will further advance the platform by designing and adding new services to increase the flexibility of energy systems. Under the coordination of RWTH Aachen University, a total of seven research and industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on a smart energy solution that will provide new capabilities in the area of distribution grid management: In addition to a modern energy system, which is oriented towards the vision of a “smart city“, the open source principle is supposed to facilitate a connection with external actors such as producers, distributors or consumers. That way, innovative energy services and business ideas can quickly be integrated into the platform for deployment.
Research conducted in FISMEP follows an interdisciplinary approach that comprises the areas energy, information and communication technology (ICT) as well as social science. To show the platform‘s impact on the energy system and to exploit the combined knowledge of the three divergent research areas, three field tests will be carried out on locations in Germany, Sweden and Romania. Here, innovative use cases will be demonstrated and evaluated with a particular focus on energy efficiency, performance and user-centered adaptation.
The Field Test Germany will be led by the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) in close collaboration with Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research Campus. Here, the first work step is the automation of the MVDC research grid. This medium-voltage (MV) distribution grid, which is solely based on direct current (DC), will be developed within FEN Research Campus. The developed automation of the research grid will be virtualized in the FISMEP cloud platform and will subsequently be put into test mode on the RWTH Aachen campus for demonstration and evaluation. Furthermore, a solid automation architecture for a hybrid distribution network, where sections in DC and AC coexists, will be transferred to the cloud platform and tested.
Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP Project meeting, hosted by "Politehnica" University of Bucharest.
Alberto Dognini presented FISMEP project at the ERA-Net SES Family of Projects Event, from 17th to 19th September, hosted by Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg.
Michael Diekerhof attended the Knowledge Community Meeting in Malmö in the scope of the ERA-Net FISMEP project. The event took place from 22nd to 24th May.
Prof. Monti, Alberto Dognini and Malileh Haghgoo attended the FISMEP Project meeting in Gothenburg, hosted by Chalmers University of Technology.
The EU project "FISMEP - FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform" has started. It draws on the results of the EU project FINESCE and will further advance its platform concept by designing and adding new services to increase the flexibility of energy systems. Under the coordination of RWTH Aachen University, a total of seven research an industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on the project. The Field Test Germany will be led by the ACS, in close collaboration with Flexible Electrical Networks FEN Research Campus. Further information is published at the link.
This project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.