Demo Area 1

Grid monitoring, control and flexibility intervention

This demo, Demo Area 1, will test the enhanced observability, controllability and flexibility of the distribution grid due to the use of improved tools and IoT platform integration.

This will be achieved by:

  1. Specifying technical requirements and configurating the demonstration plan.
  2. Preparing the demonstration site for the tests and simultaneously integrating the IoT platform.
  3. Demonstrating real-time grid monitoring and controllability and investigating grid’s close-to-real-time flexibility and real-time clustering.
  4. 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.


Demo Area 2

Local energy market: exchange of energy / grid services.

Demo Area 3

P2P market platform, with smart contract and smart billing based on block-chain technology.

Demo Area 4

Flexibility measures and electricity grid services provided by local energy storage, P2G and EVs and distributed RES.

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