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Development of an Energy Management Platform

According to the Paris Agreement, adopted by 196 States in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a global warming goal of well below 2°C has been established. That is why the world is nowadays moving fast towards using Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Energy Informatics for more efficiency. To address this transition by more affordable, sustainable, secure, and citizens-friendly solutions, all stakeholders including energy producers, grid operators, technology providers, active consumers, entrepreneurs, and researchers need to jointly and closely work in an interdisciplinary manner.Since the RES will become much more distributed with a multiplication of thousands of onsite energy sources and prosumers, the EnergiRING platform is developed to realize a highly scalable, modular, and open- and variable- access energy management system on a subscription basis. This ICT-driven toolset enables householders to choose their own optimum level of control/access to remotely monitor and communicate with their energy network. The system will interface with all the available distributed RES and storage units as well as consumers to govern energy usage and production in real time. EnergiRING is a cloud-based blockchain-oriented solution in which a novel set of software-hardware can also comprise any commercial off-the-shelf technologies/products provided by others.

The EnergiRING platform and its associated Digiby hardware can be tailor-made and then commercialized for various clients including electricity/heat power generators, distributer companies, smart homes and complex residential buildings, commercial segment such as shopping malls/office spaces/hospitals/hotels, ESCOs, and authorities.

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Parties to the Paris Agreement has agreed on capping the global temperature increase at 1.5°C via rapid and deep decarbonization based on science and equity. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 5 (AR5) has articulated a robust outcome that the main determinant of multi-century global warming is the total cumulative net quantity of further CO2 that is released leading to a finite cumulative limit or Global Carbon Budget (GCB) on CO2 emissions. So, before that limit is surpassed, net CO2 emissions should fall to zero; or, if overruns, net CO2 removal will be essential. The main technological options for climate change mitigation are energy efficiency, deployment of clean and renewables and carbon capture, storage, and utilization (CCSU).

The large use of renewable energy resource needs energy storage at low demand times for future use. The variability of wind and solar power affects the natural gas demand of gas-fired power plants. The objective of this project is to model a national electricity network with energy storage. The argument is mainly around the economics of energy storage (close to generation sites) in batteries and whether it results in lower GHG emissions and cheap electricity for the public. For this purpose, a fine time resolution (e.g. hourly) will be used. The objective function of the optimization problem minimizes the summation of hourly operating costs for energy storage and generators as well as unserved energy penalty and CO2 emission price (with and without storage) for various CO2 tax prices for the period of 2021-2030. The constraints of the optimization problem are ramp-up and ramp-down, power balance constraints, lines power transmission limit, startup and shut down cost, minimum uptime and downtime, the input-output balance of storage system, etc. The whole energy system optimization problem will be solved for the given time period.

Given: a planning horizon, available G generators and S storage options, the network topology and capacity constraints, in addition to the electricity demand and weather.

We will determine: The power outturn of generators, the transmitted power profile over each transmission line, thermal units’ start-up and shutdown times, marginal cost of each generator and storage system, energy storage, and the variability of wind and solar power on natural gas demand of gas-fired power plants and GHG emissions. We will perform a sensitivity analysis of several parameters including fuel price, storage system size, time resolution, carbon tax, several levels of electrification of heat sector, etc. on: the security of power supply, GHG emissions, cost of delivered electricity, natural gas demand for power generation, power trade between Germany and the neighbors, and other performance indicators of the system.

The results of this study will assist policy makers on installing battery storage system to capture the unused renewable energy at low demand times for future use under various carbon tax scenarios, fuel prices, and so on. With the future addition of wind/solar generators, the impact of storage will be further improved.



In order to effectively transmit, process, and analyze energy big data that grows at an alarming rate, and to coordinate the production and consumption processes in the modern energy system, it is urgent to employ a series of major common key technologies; establishing a new generation of secure and stable smart energy sharing network. Through the international cooperation between Norway as an energy nation and foreign countries, the project will study the common scientific issues in the smart energy sharing network and its applications, open up new opportunities, develop new directions, and promote the social and economic development of the collaborating countries. The proposal will focus on energy management and demand coordination, power grid security and stability control, data security, privacy protection and other major challenges, research and breakthrough key technologies such as 5G, optical network, blockchain, large-scale distributed computing, and tackling key backbones. Key issues such as the integration of power grids with microgrids, distributed energy and smart communities, design a complete architecture solution, using distributed, edge and high-performance computing to handle energy data interaction between the various units of the network, thus facilitating the connection into new energy, truly achieve two-way on-demand transmission of energy and dynamic balance. It is worth to mention that all parties of the project will strictly abide by the relevant laws/regulations of the project partners and also follow their respective cultural and social customs.

Considering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the outcomes of the proposed project can be addressed to SDG7, SDG9, SDG11, and SDG13; achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The project will result in increased energy efficiency and resilience to environmental issues through enabling effective trade of distributed energy resources while keeping the stakeholders’ data safe and secure. To this aim, the project plans to develop several software packages to be used to implement tasks in several independent work-packages.