The „Micro Grid Innovation Center“ is funded by the „European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT)“ through the action line „Smart Energy Systems“ in the KIC “EIT-DIGITAL”. The goal of MGInnoC is to set the path towards a comprehensive, system-serving, cost effective, and market ready micro grid solution for the energy grid. The activity addresses the fundamental problem of an increasingly decentralized energy production from a technological as well as a business perspective. The activity will develop consulting services in the energy domain and demonstrate key system components for energy micro grids.
|Duration:||01.01.2015 till 31.12.2015|
|Donee:||German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH|
|Partner:||Technische Universität Berlin, Deutsche Telekom AG, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Siemens AG, CWI, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven|
|Application Field:||Electric Mobility|
In the business dimension, the activity takes on the nontrivial scaling problem: Local solutions tend to be highly individualistic given the specifics of the generation, consumption and storage functions – there will be no easily scalable blueprints.
The goal of MGInnoC is to set the path towards a comprehensive, system-serving, cost effective, market ready micro grid solution. The ambition of the activity is to develop a consulting framework together with a suitable reference architecture that will comprise a configurator, a dimensioning engine, and a revenue estimator acknowledging incentives, tax reductions, markets and price-building in different European contexts. In parallel, preparations to set up a micro smart grid demonstrator will be made.
As a societal result, the decentralization shift of the general provisioning framework is facilitated with a powerful tool and a new product ready to boost decentralized electricity generation while supporting strong environmental goals towards a green(er) society. A web consulting framework shall be capable of transferring the Activity results to various kinds of projects with specific local needs. A best practice example for this is Thermondo where customers can easily calculate the economic benefits of a new power (heat) supply system and get an immediate offer to buy a tailored system matching their needs.
Key output is a Scalable Micro Grid solution for the mass market: A practical Micro Grid operational scheme that can be integrated in the energy grid and includes a multi-device top-level controller solution, detailed techno-economic simulations, and a web-based configuration tool.