The global demand for energy will challenge energy supply directly impacting the productivity for future
growth and prosperity of cities. Stability and efficiency across multi domain energy grids are crucial. Coupling
technologies like Combined Heat and Power (CHP) allow theses multi-utility grids to be considered and operated
as Hybrid Energy Network increasing even more efficiency levels and reducing overall CO2 footprint. Although
multi-dimensional synergies are increasingly apparent, they neither have been comprehensively investigated so
In this project, a Hybrid Energy network control system for Smart Cities will be elaborated implementing novel
Cooperative Control Strategies for the optimal interactions between multiple in Coexistence operated energy
grids. This will improve the existing hybrid network. Exploiting higher levels of ICT in all energy systems, methods
for enabling simultaneous optimization for individual response requirements, energy efficiencies and energy
savings as well as coupled operational, economic and social impacts will be developed by
- Enhanced realization of today’s market by enhancing grid systems with physical coupling options and enhanced control strategies exploited by increasing level of “smart” infrastructure (metering, sensors, ICT infrastructure) for operation control including grid coupling devices, and adaptation of the monitoring systems advances available in the ICT Machine-to-Machine field, and incorporation sophisticated meteorological data for different time resolutions needs;
- Concept realizations in future markets through definition of cooperative algorithms for cross-grid control decisions capable of load balancing by optimizing multiple utilities demand, supply and storage preferences to integrate “prosumers” and utilizing respective control strategies in decision support system design for an energy control platform based on different new business models.
The demonstration targets will be two cities, Ulm in Germany and Skellefteå in Sweden. The outcomes of the
project, namely the Cooperative control Strategies for the Cooperative Coexistence of Hybrid Energy Networks
will be integrated in the existing ICT infrastructure of the demo sites at the city of Ulm and the city of Skellefteå.
The results of the evaluation will be concluded and highlight the lessons learnt throughout the different
processes. All activities planned for the dissemination will facilitate the take-up of the results, in particular
targeting ICT Providers, municipal authorities, representatives from distributor and energy system operators and
stakeholders of the smart cities and communities to ensure the replication of the Cooperative Control strategy for
the Cooperative Coexistence of Hybrid Energy Networks.