Restabilise and Energy: Specialization of Enabling Technologies for Balancing Energy Infrastructures and Systems
Restabilise 4.0 operates within the energy sector and in particular the electricity sector. These market is in a phase of progressive liberalization and evolution towards renewable, distributed and generally non-programmable sources of generation. More and more new players will have access to this structure, which provides interconnected systems with digital technologies. This evolution is often identified with the “Three D’s”, as in Decentralization, Decarbonization and Digitalization.
The general purpose of the project is to select, adapt, specialize and make available enabling technologies to manage and guarantee the resilience and reliability of energy systems – even autonomous in whole or in part – which guarantee continuity and quality of service in critical or strategic areas (ports, industrial areas, rescue services, residential areas, etc.) by proactively addressing the various risks that may arise.
On the one hand, the increase in local generation systems, equipped with their own management policies and based on non-programmable sources, increases the risk of imbalance between load and generation, shifting the problem from the transmission level to the energy distribution level. On the other hand, the increase in devices connected to the network, their distribution and in particular the affirmation of the IoT paradigm that opens up the possibilities deriving from the application of technologies such as Cloud computing and Big Data make the system sensitive and compromiseable to due to problems related to IT security.
The issue of Cybersecurity, resilience and stability of networks therefore takes on a new strategic and integrated value for this new scenario. On the basis of the elements described above, it is necessary to develop new approaches and methods to ensure operational continuity and to implement policies and strategies that guarantee resilience in the event of a critical event; be it caused by IT risk, by failures in the network, by problems related to data transmission or by the not easily predictable behavior of the generators and loads connected to the network.
RESTABILISE 4.0 combines the complementary skills of three industrial partners and a research institute, aiming to develop, integrate, validate on a real microgrid grid and make an effective set of technologies already available in a final “toolkit” to manage and guarantee the resilience and reliability of energy systems.
A growing interest in sustainable and smart cities in which advanced technologies are developed for the collection and processing of data together with technologies to mitigate the reduction of environmental impacts.
Cities need more efficient water, transport and energy systems to cope with a growing population, environmental and economic sustainability, and resilience to natural disasters and / or unforeseen events. These are systems based on graph networks that have similar characteristics in terms of ICT approach, optimization / automation, security and resilience. The growing shift to automation, digitization and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions requires global management, in order to collect, monitor and process large amounts of data through Big Data Analytics (Munshi 2017) and Machine Learning (ML), analyze and synthesize control algorithms in real time.
Particular attention should be paid to the control and optimization structure.
A consolidated research group with a renowned academic and industrial profile.
–FlairBit S.r.l. based in Genoa, it develops safe and scalable software solutions for the remote control and management of devices, devices and systems in different application sectors – ITALY.
– algoWatt S.P.A. with the headquarters in Genoa, where you can carry out all the planned activities. In Italy there are several locations, including the one in Milan – ITALY.
–Camelot Biomedical Systems S.r.l. based in Genoa, where it carries out all the planned activities – ITALY.
–UniGe, Savona Campus Savona Campus where it carries out all the planned activities – ITALY.
CALL FOR THE DELIVERY OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THEME OF ENABLING 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SECURITY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES.
1 June 2020