Research Project SmarterEMC2(01/2015-12/2017)
Objective: To develop Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications that support the Smart Grids Architecture Model.
OTE is participating in the European research project SmarterEMC2 (www.smarteremc2.eu), which aims to provide ICT tools to support SGAM (Smart Grids Architecture Model), customer side participation and RES (Renewable Energy Sources) integration, and facilitate open access in the electricity market in order to address the ever increasing concerns for environmental and energy sustainability.
The project explores whether the existing telecommunication infrastructure is sufficient to support in mass scale the emerging business models and Smart Grid services. The applications developed will support the architecture model of Smart Grids (SGAM) and will be validated through 6 pilots (3 in the laboratory and 3 in the field), to demonstrate the impact of Demand Response and Virtual Power Plants services in real world settings, while the simulations will reveal the ability of the communication networks to support massive uptake of novel SG services.
- Empowering Smart Grid market actors through information and communication technologies
As part of the project, OTE participates in the definition of the use-cases and the system architecture, the technical requirements and the system's overall evaluation through pilot testing in the laboratory and the field. Moreover, the company will contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results and the investigation of relevant business model.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Program and is scheduled to run for 3 years (01/2015-12/2017). SmarterEMC2 is being implemented by 11 partners from 6 countries (Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Denmark and Portugal).