12. (Hybrid) Symposium Communications for Energy Systems


Workshops 2023 - 15th March 2023


09:00 - 13:00

Workshop 1
Interoperability by Design – From Theory to Practice
In context of the EU Project SENDER, open to external experts

Jawad Kazmi, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, jawad.kazmi@ait.ac.at

Workshop description

Interoperability is a key prerequisite of the digital transformation of energy systems. Some of the major challenges in the way to achieving a seamless integration with a high interoperability maturity level are not following a well-defined methodology. The first part of the workshop presents a methodology – the AIT (Virtual Verification Laboratory) VLab, which is based on the principle of interoperability by design. The principle advocates that interoperability must be considered from the very beginning of the solution design and should be followed through all the life-cycle phases. It works by defining a common view of the system first so that the functional objectives of the solution can be aligned with what needs to be implemented. This methodology is being used in the Horizon 2020 project SENDER. In the second part of the workshop, participants are invited to try out the methodology and related toolkit by integrating components into a provided environment. This environment consists of a virtual representation of a simple energy system with several actors (e.g., grid operator, energy supplier, customer) and a predefined use case.

Project description

SENDER  will develop the next generation of energy service applications for demand-response, home-automation, convenience and -security. It puts consumers at the heart of the energy market by engaging them in a co-creation process with other actors from the energy domain during the specification of pro-active DR mechanisms to cater to the consumers’ long-term incentivization.
Grid operators are the 2nd group of SENDER core beneficiaries. The project results will increase the efficiency/hosting capacity of distribution networks by improving the quality of load forecasts and providing access to load flexibility, which will allow for improving frequency stability, congestion management, and increased RES integration. In addition, monetarization on the flexibility potential will be provided by the participation in balancing/regulatory power markets. SENDER shifts DR from a reactive to a proactive approach. Consumer data will be collected and processed by means of sensor data from its premises in a cyber-secure way to identify typical consumption patterns, mirror them by digital twins (DT) based on artificial intelligence technologies and aggregate the DTs supply/demand characteristics. The clustering of the consumer DTs will be conducted based on societal science approaches at three demonstration sites. Allowing interoperability with legacy systems and third-party applications, SENDER envisions business models (BM) that are based on the condition that the consumer receives a fair share of the DSOs profit from flexibility use. BMs will focus on the role of the DSO as a facilitator, but also on energy communities/cooperatives as local actors that will manage their members´ flexibility assets. Based on the co-creation process, consumers will also be actively involved in the BM design. The SENDER wider roll-out after the project will be prepared by exploitation plans and implementation guides for the cocreation process and the SENDER soft- and hardware.

Project partners

SMART INNOVATION NORWAY AS, Norway
ANONYMOS VIOMICHANKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION (HYPERTECH), Greece
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA, Italy
TRIALOG, France
NXTECH, Norway
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET, Norway 
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES UPPER AUSTRIA, Austria
EUROQUALITY, France
ECOSERVEIS ASSOCIATION-ECOSERVEIS, Spain
ALGINET DISTRIBUCIÓN ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA S.L.U., Spain
WEIZER ENERGY AND INNOVATION CENTRE, Austria
VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD, Finland
PARAGON, Greece
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH, Austria
QUE TECHNOLOGIES IKE, Greece


Moderator

 Dr.techn. Jawad Kazmi is currently working as a Scientist in the Center for Energy at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. Degree from Technical University Vienna in 2017. His research interests include requirements engineering, ICT architecture design, and analysis, interoperability, verification, and validation topics. He has been active on these topics and has been contributing to many European and Austrian research projects including InterFlex, LargGo!, SENDER, CLUE, RESili8, DigIPlat, ECOSINT, CLUE, etc. He is also one of the lead developers of AIT Lablink and the AIT VLab framework.

 

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 957755.
Project website: www.sender-h2020.eu



Workshop 2
What is interoperability? – Views and needs from a stakeholders’ perspective
In context of the EU Project int:net, open to external experts



Ludwig Karg, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, l.karg@baumgroup.de
Rita Dornmair, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, r.dornmair@baumgroup.de
Andreas Corusa, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, a.corusa@baumgroup.de


Workshop description

The goal of our workshop is to discuss with different stakeholder groups in the energy system on a possible pathway towards an interoperable energy system.
The workshop will consist of three working streams. In the first part, we will discuss the roles of the different stakeholders and where interoperability is relevant to them, focused on data and which requirement specifications will be needed to establish a seamless exchange. The second working stream will focus on end-users. We will discuss types of users and the importance of interoperability for them – from the viewpoint of users as well as of the other stakeholders in the energy system. And finally, we will define mission statements for int:net regarding the involvement of end-customers in the development process of interoperability implementation.


Project description

In the int:net project, we will establish an open and cross-domain community: The Interoperability Network for the Energy Transition (int:net). To foster the energy transition, not only connectivity in the energy sector is needed but energy related processes and products in all sectors must be aligned. Within the int:net-interoperability network we bring together all stakeholders relevant for the European energy sector to jointly work on developing, testing, and deploying interoperable energy services.
The int:net-interoperability network is formally established to exist beyond our project lifetime. With a comprehensive, FAIR knowledge platform and a series of attractive events, the int:net-community guides those who deal with the heterogeneous interoperability landscape of energy services.
To support the ongoing harmonisation of energy services, int:net will institutionalise an assessment methodology and maturity model (IMM). We are involving legal and regulatory bodies from the beginning of our work and have a constant exchange with interoperability initiatives and standardisation bodies. Thus, int:net will build a deep consensus on how European governance and industry can foster interoperability on all levels.

Project partners

Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Germany
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany
OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany
EPRI Europe DAC, Ireland
Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik, Germany
Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity AISBL, Belgium
European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids, Belgium
European University Institute, Italy
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
Trialog, France
Bundesministerium fuer Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilitaet, Innovation Und Technologie, Austria


Moderators

Ludwig Karg graduated with a master (Dipl. Inf. univ.) in Computer Sciences at the Technical Universi-ty of Munich (1981). He gained practical experience in software engineering and held German and international positions in Intel Corp. for multimedia and network products. He is Managing Director of B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH (since 1993) and Chairman of INEM (International Network of Environmental Management). Mr. Karg led various research and development projects on sustainability and renewable energy usage in enterprises, municipalities and regions. Leading an international team of experts, he supports the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Initiative in more than 20 European countries.


Rita Dornmair holds a Dr.-Ing. in the field of energy systems/energy economics and a Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich. She is researcher and consultant at B.A.U.M. Consult. In international research pro-jects, she works on flexibility in distribution grids, smart energy, energy communities and in-teroperability in energy systems. In accompanying research on research programs, she develops methods for evaluating project performance as well as impact on entire systems.


Andreas Corusa holds an MSc and BEng degree in Energy and Building Services Engineering and has several years of experience as Co-Founder, Entrepreneur and Consultant in Asia. He is consultant and researcher at B.A.U.M. Consult. In research projects and programs, he works on management and further development of digital collaboration and community platforms. He is involved in customer and citizen engagement processes and analyses in international research projects with focus on energy transition and digitization of energy systems.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070086.

Project website: https://intnet-project.eu/

 


14:00 - 16:30

Workshop 3
Stakeholder Workshop on ICT-Architectures for Energy Communities
In context of the Austrian Project ECOSINT, open to external experts

Project website: ecosint.at

Workshop 4
Workshop on Resilience for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
In context of the ERA-NET Project Resili8, open to external experts

Project website: www.resili8-project.eu