To ensure the adequacy of the ebalanceplus solutions, additional in-lab tests at IHP (Germany) will be performed. These will evaluate the proposed energy management algorithms and address security and safety issues.

Technology status quo

The IHP in-lab emulator reflects all the layers of the smart grid, including the energy infrastructure and the ICT layer that monitors and controls the electrical grid. The in-lab emulator consists of functional physical blocks that can be connected according to a particular grid topology model.

Objectives

Two electricity grids will be tested with the objective to increase energy flexibility:

Establish conditions and scenarios for testing

which is hard to produce within a real energy network (shortcuts or cutting lines).

Design smart appliances

that are more advanced than any of those available on the market.