FLEXMETER

Key Info

Basic Information

Partner:
Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Faculty:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Pillar:
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2015 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
3.197.791,38 euros
 

Title

Flexible smart metering for multiple energy vectors with active prosumers

Concept

The introduction of the electricity market, the widespread diffusion of distributed generation from renewable and non-programmable energy sources and the need for storage are quickly changing the problems that Transmission and Distribution system operators have to face in their activity and are requiring a “smarter” grid. A first step in this direction is the development and installation of a flexible smart metering architecture for multiple energy vectors. Up to now the smart meters that in some countries are being installed at the users are nearly only devoted to billing improvements. The new metering systems must go much further to provide their contribution to various objectives such as end-user affordability of electricity, energy and market efficiency improvement, CO2 emissions and pollutants reduction. In the FLEXMETER project a flexible, multi-utility, multi-service metering architecture will be designed and deployed in two demonstrators.

Participants

  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy (Coordinator)
  • IREN Energia, Italy (Participation ended)
  • STMicroelectronics S.r.l., Italy
  • Telecom Italia S.p.A., Italia
  • Institut polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • JRC – Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Belgium
  • Universitatea Politehnica din București, Romania
  • SIVECO Romania S.A., Romania
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italy
  • E.ON Sverige AB, Sweden
  • Iren S.p.A., Italy