FP7-STREP: Smart Energy Grids

The aim of the GreenCom project is to utilize the flexibility and intelligence in the low-voltage demand and local supply side infrastructure to create increased regulation capacity and reserve power in the centralized power grid. The project thus aims to balance the local exchange of energy at the community microgrid level, to avoid affecting the centralized grid with instability. GreenCom project will develop an energy management and control platform that allows energy providers (Distribution System Operators or Retailers) for the first time ever to measure and balance load in the low-voltage grid and thereby prevent or reduce critical peak situations. It will thus allow the energy distributors to move beyond focusing on Power Grid efficiency and start focusing on Energy System effectiveness; a giant step forward in European energy distribution. The GreenCom Smart Energy System will collect, aggregate and analyze real-time or near real-time data from appliance level consumption devices such as appliances, smart home devices, sensors and actuators and smart meters, via an independent data communication network, to provide real-time consumption data together with short term forecasts.

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