Smart Web Grid
Project duration: 01.03.2011 – 31.02.2013
Funded by: FFG
TU Wien – Institut für Computertechnik (ICT)
TU Wien – Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Energiewirtschaft (EEG)
TU Wien – Institut für Rechnergestützte Automation (AUTO)
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GesmbH
Austrian Institute of Technology – Energy Department (AIT)
Center for Usability Research & Engineering (CURE)
Salzburg Wohnbau GmbH
Siemens AG Österreich (SIE)
Future smart grid applications will require noticeably more on explicit interaction between power grids on the one hand and network participants such as electricity consumers, feed in facilities or electric vehicle user on the other. The additional requirements for interaction come from the need to optimally utilize the existing network infrastructure (e.g. demand side management in connection with electric vehicles to avoid supply shortages). However, it can also be seen as a great opportunity to establish an active relationship between the power grid and its users (e.g. reduction of energy consumption with the help of smart metering).
This project analyzes the prospects for different smart grid applications to enable universal, interoperable and effective user interaction for different target groups. Smart Web Grid does this from an interdivisional infrastructure- and telecommunication provider’s point of view such as Salzburg AG. Information of ongoing NE 2020 projects in the “Smart Grid Model region Salzburg” (SGMS) should not be processed separately by each project, but should serve as a shared information source for the implementation of an interdivisional information platform for smart grid applications. In the future this approach can e.g. be used as a central access point for further online portals for customers (e.g. telecommunications portal, home automation portal, online banking portal, etc.). A first realization is planned within the SGMS HiT Building.
The fact that the projects starts within the scope of the model region allows access to the interdivisional interaction examples. In the Consumer2Grid project for example, energy customers are informed about their power consumption, with the aim to reduce it. Building2Grid allows the use of load transfer potentials in buildings, for example through the integration of building- and home automation systems. Vehicle2Grid – Interfaces focuses on user feedback for electric mobility. Further applications for different interactions can be added according to customer and market requirements.
Making such a universal, interoperable and effective information platform, over which smart grid users can interact with different applications, available, will create an additional benefit. The reason is that in comparison to stand-alone solutions different services can be linked (e.g. complete package smart meter, Telekom connection and E-Drive, etc.). Moreover, it even allows the creation of entirely new services.
In this project the concept of a smart-grid-customer-portal will be analyzed according to user interaction, technology, cost effectiveness and data security. A concept of an appropriate IT architecture will be developed, which is going to be based on an information model for smart grids in Austria. At the same time business models and business model options for smart grid customer portals will be investigated and evaluated. As proof of concept exemplary implementations of selected smart grid applications will be developed and tested.