The Consortium is composed of 11 partners from 6 different countries (Italy, Denmark, Israel, Spain, Germany, and Belarus). It includes 2 universities, 2 research institutions, 1 public entity, and 6 companies, thus resulting in a multidisciplinary partnership, that mix both theoretical and applied research, as well as a strong experience in real-world applications.
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Sapienza University, one of the largest universities in Europe, has a long standing experience in participation and coordination of European Projects. Its Computer Science Department has about 40 faculties, 15 Ph.D. Students and 5 Post-Docs covering most of subjects in mainstream computer science. The project will be carried out by the Model Checking Research Lab of the department.
The lab, led by Prof. Enrico Tronci, focuses on model-checking-based algorithms and tools for the automatic verification and synthesis of mission- or safety-critical systems.
Role in the project: UNIROMA1, the project coordinator, will focus on the design and development of model-checking-based software services to compute price policies and to formally verify their safety.
Contact Person: Enrico Tronci, Email: email@example.com
Aarhus University was founded in 1928. It has 34,000 students (about 15,000 Master’s degree students and 1,600 Ph.D. students), about 550 postdoctoral scholars, and 6,000 employees (2009/2010). Its four faculties cover the entire spectrum of basic, applied, and strategic research, and provide research-based advice to the authorities. In 2011, AU was number 79 at the QS World University Ranking (the second highest Scandinavian ranking) and number 125 on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Internationalisation is part of the university mission and it is continuously strengthened through a series of initiatives which increase the international research partnerships and the number of international students. The Department of Engineering (ENG) is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology and will contribute to the research undertaken in SmartHG.
Role in the project: AU will be responsible for system integration in the HAN and will develop and integrate a control-hub/home-hub prototype including interoperable communication protocols, the needed proxy functions and application for data collection in the smart home/building.
Contact Person: Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMDEA Energía is a Research Centre created by the Regional Government of “Comunidad de Madrid” to develop world-class R&D on clean and renewable energy. The Scientific Programme of IMDEA has been outlined with the aim of contributing to the future establishment of sustainable energy systems. Its mission is to strengthen and have a significant impact on R&D activities across the energy themes by bringing together high quality researchers, providing them with excellent infrastructures and promoting their close collaboration with the industrial sector, in all cases within an international framework.
Role in the project: Inside SmartHG, IMDEA will provide contributions in energy-demand
modelling, demand-side management, power-network management.
Contact Person: Milan Prodanovic, Email: email@example.com
The A. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is a leading research centre, whose main concern is the investigation of fundamental and applied problems and incorporation of outcomes of research studies into various branches of the national economy. HMTI is a top organisation on energy policy development and rational use of energy in Belarus. In particular, the staff at HMTI has an active role in the development of the Energy Program of Belarus which will last until 2030. The HMTI’s main research scope is in model development focused on the improvement of existing linear and non-linear simulation and optimisation process engineering models, the development of macroeconomic extensions to those process-engineering models, and the integration of process engineering models with general equilibrium models (these models are intended to be used for strategic long term planning on a national, regional, or local level). Other model developing activities focus on life cycle analysis, integrated resource planning, propagation of emissions and evaluation of environmental and human health impacts. HMTI is also focused on the problems of increasing efficiency of the energy resources consumption in industrial and household sectors. Its activities are on heat waste utilisation in industry, advanced energy efficiency technologies in industry and agriculture, energy saving technologies for residential and commercial buildings. HMTI is involved in domestic and international projects in nuclear physics and nuclear energy, thermophysics, fluid dynamics and heat-mass transfer, energy system development and planning, fuel balance and energy mix, energy saving technologies and energy efficiency, environmental protection and monitoring.
Role in the project: The contribution of HMTI is the development of methodologies for physical and mathematical modelling of energy processes in buildings. Systems based on those models can serve as home energy controlling hubs that will collect real-time data on energy consumption,
data from smart household appliances and enable intelligent automation. Moreover, HMTI will develop methodology of an integrated system for effective monitoring and management of energy effective usage in buildings, leveraging geographic information systems and decision-support systems with smart energy grids functionality.
Contact Person: Sergei Levchenko, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATANVO GmbH is a Germany-based SME company, registered in 2002 at the court of Stuttgart – Baden-Wuerttemberg. The company is active in the field of research, development and engineering of grid-based services as energy management, telecommunication and power generation.
Role in the project: ATANVO main focus is on design, development and evaluation of Energy Usage Modelling and Forecasting (EUMF) and Energy Usage Reduction (EUR) Intelligent Automation Services.
Contact Person: Juergen Unfried, Email: email@example.com
Panoramic Power provides an innovative Energy Management System (EMS) that enables enterprises and organisations to reduce their operational and energy expenses. PANPOW helps customers improve their energy efficiency using a breakthrough power flow visibility platform.
PANPOW has invented a series of low cost, wireless, self-powered sensors engineered to allow rapid, non-invasive installation, with minimal to no-disturbance of daily operations. This first of its kind technology provides visibility to energy consumption at the individual circuit level, enabling rapid, non-invasive installation. Low cost sensors allow building retrofits with minimal expense, while a no-maintenance design enables installation with zero disruption to building operations.
An integrated, cloud-hosted data management service offers customers a broad set of applications such as energy savings, failure prediction and preventive maintenance, load optimisation and sub-metering. Advanced Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities are supported to allow
a high level view of the high volume of collected data, as well as benchmarking within or across organisations. Panoramic Power Energy Management Solution is a fully-installed, fully-integrated service that enables our customers to acquire complete visibility of their operation power flow and
achieve informed, high-level decision making.
Role in the project: PANPOW will help with the definition, design, and development of communication protocols and software APIs and web-services which contribute to collect energy data from different sources using different protocols, and communicate the data to the group in a single
standard API. PANPOW will develop analytics algorithms to aggregate and analyse the highly granular real-time energy data. Finally, PANPOW will provide its asset level energy management platform and sensor hardware, and help facilitate them for the demonstration of the project.
Contact Person: Adi Shamir, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLINTEL (Spain) focuses on energy efficiency improvement of processes and products to be applied in different fields and on the development of high performance materials. Its goal and strategy is to apply a whole new analysis technique to improve energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emission from facilities and production processes. This is done through the constant monitoring, optimisation and integration of new compatible technologies and low-energyconsumption innovative materials. SOLINTEL has a large experience in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the modelling of industrial processes and equipments, in fluid mechanics, turbulence, heat transfer and other related physical and chemical phenomena.
Role in the project: SOLINTEL will develop algorithms to forecast energy production and consumption, based on local data monitoring and collection. Distributed energy networks are subject to grid faults, since they have lower inertia than national grids. To avoid this situation,
an islanding optimised design and a fault detection frequency-based system will be developed, and new algorithms with specific tools and dynamic simulations will be implemented to recreate different scenarios. The aim is to guarantee a rapid response to manage the energy transfers within
a district avoiding problems in line capacity and voltage levels.
Contact Person: Xiugang He, Email: email@example.com
SEAS-NVE is a modern utility company with proud traditions. Ever since 100 years ago when our founders introduced electricity to towns and rural areas we have represented a secure and stable electricity supply. Today, we deliver energy and fiber-optic Internet to 400,000 customers, primarily on Zealand and the other Danish islands. SEAS-NVE is a co-operative society. If you live in our supply area, you are an automatic member of the co-operative. Our customers are, in this manner, also our owners. We observe the co-operative form because this is what makes SEAS-NVE unique. Precisely because we are a co-operative society it is our mission to provide our members with the greatest possible value. SEAS and NVE were founded in 1912 and 1913, respectively. Our founders very passionate about their ideas. Their goal was to spread electricity to the rural areas that at that time were profoundly lagging behind the city development.In 2005, SEAS and NVE merged and today the company covers all of the area that is basically the equivalent of the Zealand Region.
Our supply area covers 6,878 km2, and uses 27,000 km wires. SEAS-NVE provides value to their members within three business areas: 1) Energy grid – operation, maintenance, and the 3-inone-project; 2) Energy sale – sale, customer service, and energy consultancy Fibre-optic Internet – establishment, and sale. SEAS-NVE, to ensure delivery security in a multi-supplier scenario, is in the process of establishing a SmartGrid, that can hold a more flexible electricity production (even local production at consumers end) and the increasing amounts of fluctuant renewable energy (such
as wind turbines). In 2009–2011, we are installing new intelligent electricity meters that in the future also form an important part of the SmartGrid, which entails a better utilisation of the electricity. SEAS-NVE is a sort of broker who purchases electricity on the electricity exchange at the best possible price, which is then sold to you as our private customer. SEAS-NVE has engaged in various product developments recently, for instance we have developed an actual climate-friendly electricity product: GlobalEnergi. Energy consultancy is connected to the sale of energy. Making our members conscious of their consumption and how they may reduce it, we manage to save 68.3 million kWh in 2009. We co-operate with municipalities to replace outdoor lighting if they so desire. We are at the forefront when it comes to the most modern and energy-saving outdoor
lighting systems. SEAS-NVE sponsors local and regional initiatives/organisations/associations and activities that are in line with our values and mission to give value to our members.
Role in the project: SEAS–NVE will contribute in the following activities: 1) Head of installation and field management; 2) Project developer; 3) Business developers; 4) Commercialisation experts; 5) Carry out analyzes and feasibility studies; 6) Funding Financing and commercialisation; 7) User of the development.
Contact Person: Lars Elmegaard, Email: LEN@seas-nve.dk
Kalundborg Municipality, with its about 50,000 inhabitants, is a Danish public entity, a local government with an elected ruling body: a city council of 31 members. As a municipality we both enact, implement and pass local regulations within the framework of the Municipal laws as defined within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior.
KAL is a law enforcing body implementing national and EU laws transposed into national and thereupon local legislation. Also the municipalities act upon those laws locally by ascertaining and monitoring that laws are implemented in conformity with the ministerial Acts. Moreover, KAL is a scrutinising entity reassuring that irregularities do not occur and manage these when they are identified. Finally KAL is proactive with regard to taking local initiatives promoting business development and thereby preparing for new business opportunities in partnership with industry
and research institutions in compliance with rule of law namely Directive on Public Procurement.
Role in the project: KAL is a demonstratorium for the research project deploying its own assets for that purpose alongside catalysing private dwellings to enter the project as test bed. Also its spatial planning and asset management are corner stones with regard to being a Smart City
revolving around the strategic energy plan of the Kalundborg Municipality.
Contact Person: Johan Ib Hansen, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minskenergo is an energy company based in Minsk, Belarus. The company is primarily involved in generating heat and electricity, which is supplied to residential and industrial customers in the region. Moreover, the company owns and operates five co-generation plants and a steam power plants. This includes Minsk Hydro Power Station (HPS-2), Minsk HPS-3, Minsk HPS-4, Minsk HPS-5, Zhodinskaya HPS, Minsk heating networks and regional electric networks. The installed electric power capacity of MINSKENG amounts to 1814 MW. Furthermore, the company holds more than 60 thousand km of electric networks for distribution and transmission of energy.
Beside providing electric service in the region, the company also consist of power line linking the Republic with the power of the Russian Federation and the Baltic States.
Role in the project: MINSKENG will lead the case study in Minsk and it will bring into the
project its experience in power and heat generation and distribution.
Contact Person: Yuriy Mishuk, Email: Mishuk_YE@minskenergo.by
Develco Products joined SmartHG consortium in July 2014.
Develco Products is a small Danish company specialized in communication systems for Smart Metering combined with Home Automation. The company provide products for sensoring, metering, and load control, among these relays, sensors, meter interfaces, and gateways. Develco Products has deep and long-standing expertise in wireless communication.
Role in the project: DEVELCO will contribute to the SmartHG project by: delivering hardware for energy monitoring and load control, standardisation of the communication with the backend server, and upgrade from IPv4 to IPv6.
Contact Person: Henning Maerkedahl, Email: email@example.com
GridManager left SmartHG consortium in April 2014.
GridManager is a SME with vast experience in the area of energy saving services. Mogens Birkelund, CEO of GRIDMNG, experienced the changes that the telecom sector went through around 2000, and noticed the massive opportunities there for innovative companies willing to provide a service platform for the big players. The same will happen now with the energy sector, and GRIDMNGR is perfectly positioned to be an important global player in this.
GRIDMNGR concept is based around a solution which offers energy monitoring and control, combined with SmartGrid offerings:
• The savings achieved from savings pays for the solution, and control facilitates BMS capabilities cost-free.
• Adding SmartGrid as modules facilitates the deployment of these.
• Embedded business intelligence eliminates the dependency on efficiency consultancy.
The above combined solution is provided as a complete commercial platform for utilities, so they can offers new services, and the alliance with IBM guaranties that it can be scaled for the largest of deployments.
Role in the project: The primary roles of GRIDMNG in the project is to supply large measurement data sets for analysis, implement a show case for the results of the project, and share their experiences from their market area.