Not only due to the arrival of the mainly automated “digital age“, but also given the integration of renewable and decentralized energy as well as the merging of electric and thermal domains, the energy sector has an increasing need for flexibility. FISMEP (FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform) targets this need by developing a cloud-based, service-oriented open source software platform, or FIWARE, to facilitate an efficient, automated and sustainable energy supply for single buildings as well as municipalities.
A total of seven research and industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on a smart energy solution that will provide new capabilities in the area of distribution grid management: In addition to a modern energy system, which is oriented towards the vision of a “smart city“, the open source principle is supposed to facilitate a connection with external actors such as producers, distributors or consumers. That way, innovative energy services and business ideas can quickly be integrated into the platform for deployment.
Research conducted in FISMEP follows an interdisciplinary approach that comprises the areas energy, information and communication technology (ICT) as well as social science. To show and exploit the platform‘s impact on the energy system, three field tests will be carried out on locations in Sweden, Romania and Germany. Here, innovative use cases will be demonstrated with a particular focus on energy efficiency, performance and user-centered adaptation.