Demo Area 1
distribution grid due to the use of improved tools and IoT platform integration.
This will be achieved by:
- Preparing the demonstration site for the tests and simultaneously integrating the IoT platform.
- Evaluating demonstration results.
The sites are located in Sweden and Switzerland.
Energypolis is an academic campus shared by the HES-SO and the EPFL located in the city of Sion, Switzerland. Three buildings, currently being built, will be enhanced by an energy production, conversion and storage infrastructure devoted to applied research on the topic of multi-energy urban systems. This will include solar panels (400kWp), battery storage, flexible electric vehicle charging, power-to-heat (heat pumps) and power-to-gas (conversion of PV electricity production into hydrogen and methane) facilities, fuel cells and an advanced building automation system for monitoring and control. This infrastructure will be used in partnership with the local DSO (OIKEN) as one of the project’s pilot sites, in particular for the provision of electrical flexibility.
Grid monitoring, control and flexibility intervention
In this demo area, HES-SO will demonstrate the capacity to monitor the infrastructure’s main system variables (e.g. state of charge, power produced, power consumed), assess and communicate the system’s overall potential for flexibility and control its energy conversion devices in order to provide the promised flexibility. OIKEN will monitor its infrastructure in order to produce a real-time assessment and forecast of the flexibility it requires. HES-SO and OIKEN will agree on the specifications of the flexibility requirements (resolution, frequency, reliability) and the format of exchange of information.