FISMEP (FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform) has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In Germany, the initiative is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
FISMEP explores the creation of a service-oriented open source cloud platform for smart energy systems to facilitate an efficient, automated and sustainable energy supply for single buildings as well as municipalities. A total of seven research and industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on a smart energy solution that will provide new capabilities in the area of distribution grid management: In addition to a modern energy system, which is oriented towards the vision of a “smart city“, the open source principle is also supposed to facilitate a connection with external actors such as producers, distributors or consumers. That way, innovative energy services and business ideas can quickly be integrated into the platform for deployment.
Research conducted in FISMEP follows an interdisciplinary approach that comprises the areas energy, information and communication technology (ICT) as well as social science. To show and exploit the platform‘s impact on the energy system, three field tests will be carried out on locations in Sweden, Romania and Germany. Here, innovative use cases will be demonstrated with a particular focus on energy efficiency (advanced grid monitoring), performance (DC grid automation and its transfer to the cloud platform) as well as user-centered adaptation (end user experience and behavior, smart buildings).
As one of the project partners, FEN Research Campus and the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) of RWTH Aachen University will collaboratively lead the “Field Test Germany“: Here, a medium-voltage (MV) distribution grid solely based on direct current (DC) voltage will be developed within FEN Research Campus and, subsequently, be automated by ACS. Moreover, FEN GmbH, on behalf of FEN Research Campus, leads the work package “Dissemination and Exploitation“, taking over the enitre communication of project activities and results to industry and research, e.g. by means of the project website. The overall objective is to obtain stakeholders at an international level and to thereby trigger a widespread exploitation of the results by SMEs that will particularly benefit from the open source solutions.
The project started on December 1st, 2017, spanning a total duration of three years.