IRON – Integral Resource Optimization Network

IRON aims to improve the efficiency of the power grid by means of an integrated communication infrastructure that allows for coordinating and optimizing the consumption schedules in the network. By conducting coordinated demand side management, flexibilities in consumption processes and distributed storages in the grid can be facilitated. Concepts like real-time demand response on energy pricing, virtual power plants or provision of imbalance energy enable to integrate the operation of the IRON already within the current regulatory framework. After IRON Study, this ICT-initiated national research project conducted together with an Austrian transmission grid operator and other partners from industry and academia, is now in its second stage, IRON Concept, which is planned to be followed by the field test project IRON Implementation. (

IRONIRON – Integral Resource Optimization Network

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About Martin Mosbeck

Martin Mosbeck BSc. was born 1990 in Vienna. In 2015 he received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and he is currently attending a Master's degree program in Embedded Systems at the TU Wien. Since 2015 he is a scientific associate in various projects at the Institute of Computer Technology. He participated in the development of the VHDL E-Learning System VELS and is currently the Head Maintainer of the system, which is presently used in two lectures. From 2016 to 2017 he worked in the project Shape-HT (Secure Hardware by Automatic Property Extraction to Detect Design-Level Hardware Trojans) and is now writing his master thesis in that field. Since 2017 he is a member of the Energy&IT Group, where he is contributing to the eNDUSTRIE 4.0 project with his experience and expertise in the field of VHDL, and he continues to develop the E-Learning system for use with this project.
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