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.