Innovation award for Prof. Monti for research around the SOGNO platform

23/05/2022

Prof. Antonello Monti was awarded the 2022 Innovation Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for his research on the IoT platform SOGNO (Service Oriented Grid for the Network of the Future). The SOGNO software platform provides distribution grid operators with improved control, through which better usability and optimization of energy sources are to be achieved. Innovation Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart emphasized: "Business and society have set themselves ambitious goals: By 2045, we want to have a climate-neutral economy in North Rhine-Westphalia. To ensure that this transformation succeeds, we are shifting towards a more sustainable energy supply based on renewables. This poses huge challenges for electricity distribution networks. Prof. Monti and his team have developed a platform to make better use of the capacities of existing grids thus supporting the expansion of renewables. Such innovative solutions can facilitate Germany's energy transition and boost acceptance among citizens."