SOGNO – Service Oriented Grid for the Network Of the future
SOGNO is a H2020 European Project, which aims at developing a new concept of distribution grid management, based on the use of 5G communication, advanced deep learning techniques and cloud virtualization to provide the intelligence needed to control future smart grids as a service for distribution system operators. SOGNO solution will be demonstrated in different European field trials as well as in the ACS laboratory and in the RWTH Smart Campus grid.
SOGNO is a three-year project, started in January 2018, that has the ambitious goal to combine cutting-edge research activities in the areas of advanced deep learning intelligence, 5G-based ICT and cloud virtualization to build a new philosophy of management and control of modern distribution grids based on the concept of “automation as a service”.
The project involves multiple tasks pursuing the following main goals:
- development of new services to fulfill the management and control needs of future distribution grids with up to 100% of renewable energy sources;
- design of a cloud-based infrastructure enabling the collection of measurement data from the grid and the easy connection of turnkey services;
- use of 5G technology to allow a fast, reliable and secure communication between the field and the virtualized intelligence in the cloud;
- development of open APIs for the easy interconnection of the different layers of the SOGNO architecture and to facilitate the upgradeability of the infrastructure;
- deployment of the hardware and software SOGNO components on four European pilots for the field trial demonstration of the SOGNO concepts and solutions.
The project consortium is composed of partners from industry and academia from Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Estonia, Ireland and Italy. The consortium brings together expertise on different fields, including distribution grid automation, sensors and measurements, mobile communication, and cloud computing, which together will contribute to realize the SOGNO vision.
The world envisioned by SOGNO will provide turnkey services simplifying the life of the distribution grid operator, by maturing the services implementing next generation data-driven monitoring and control systems, based on 5G based ICT. SOGNO solution will kick-start the market for monitoring and control as services, thus reducing DSO’s upfront investment and ensuring that updated techniques can be rolled out rapidly in their networks.
SOGNO aims to create a disruptive effect in the Distribution Management System market enabling new markets and business models, which will be developed on a sound Corporate Social Responsibility basis. The impact of the SOGNO results will go well beyond the project duration, paving the way for a more dynamic and affordable Distribution Management System market in the future.Copyright: Institute ACS, RWTH Aachen
SOGNO field trials
The SOGNO solution and the innovative services developed along the project will be deployed and tested in four different pilots located in Germany, Ireland, Romania and Estonia. RWTH will host one of the pilots in the RWTH Smart Campus grid, with the goal to test and demonstrate the advanced SOGNO monitoring and optimization tools operating in a secure cloud.
RWTH will also host the reference SOGNO implementation in the ACS laboratories, thus including the complete implementation of the SOGNO cloud platform endowed with all the SOGNO turnkey services. The laboratory reference implementation will be built upon the real-time power system simulation capabilities of ACS and will serve for the preliminary testing of the developed services, as well as for the testing of the 5G communication and of the scalability of the SOGNO solution.Copyright: Institute ACS, RWTH Aachen
Prof. Monti and Dr. Marco Pau represented the SOGNO project at the H2020 Smart Grids and Storage projects clustering workshop, which was held in Brussels. The SOGNO project was actively involved in the working groups on Data Management and on Technologies, Tools and Models for electricity grids.
Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland. The project was hosted by ESB and the Waterford Institute of Technology.
More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.
The ACS Institute hosted the second meeting of the European project SOGNO. Prof. Monti, Dr. Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Gaurav Roy attended the meeting for ACS. Next meeting will be in June in Bologna, Italy.
The kick-off meeting of the H2020 project SOGNO was held in Aachen. Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Gaurav Roy, Jonas Bielemeier and Manyun Huang represented ACS at the meeting. The project deals with the use of 5G communication and cloud services for the automation of future distribution grids. ACS has the role of technical manager for the project.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no 774613.