Research Institutes

Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto

INESCTEC, Portugal

INESCTEC has smart grid laboratory which has a set of controllable loads, PV panel, a micro-wind turbine and several Li-ion and lead acid batteries that enable the emulation of building’s electricity consumption in the presence of renewable –based micro-generation and storage. This setup will allow accessing the overall performance of the AnyPLACE solution and validating the prototypes integrated in a real-world low voltage electricity grid.

Automation Systems Group – Technical University of Vienna

ASG – TU Wien, Austria

Research at the Automation Systems Group includes topics related to distributed automation systems. In addition, program analysis for real-time programs, design of fault-tolerant systems, formal methods for control systems and network security are investigated. The Distributed Automation Systems Lab (A-Lab) is home to research in industrial automation as well as home and building automation. Research topics focus on distributed control systems and fieldbus technology. The lab equipment is used for proof-of-concept implementations and interoperability tests when putting research ideas into practice.

inIT – Institute Industrial IT

inIT, Germany

This laboratory is a real manufacturing system with a modular design in a controlled environment with the capacity of changing the production facilities (like adding or removing different production cells for the purpose of producing different kinds of products). The SmartFactorOWL can be regarded as an intelligent industrial energy consumer with real-time demands. The integration of the AnyPLACE prototypes in SmartFactorOWL will allow accessing their overall performance and validating them while integrated in and industrial building.

European Commission Joint Research Centre

JRC-IET, Netherlands

The mission of the JRC is to provide support to European Union policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe. JRC is doing so by carrying out research in both nuclear and non-nuclear energy domains, with partners from the Member States and beyond. JRC carries out key scientific activities in the following fields: renewable energies including solar, photovoltaics and biomass; sustainable & safe nuclear energy for current & future reactor systems; energy infrastructures and security of supply; sustainable transport, fuels and technologies including hydrogen and fuel cells as well as clean fossil fuel; energy techno/economic assessment; bioenergy including biofuels; energy efficiency in buildings, industry, transport and end-use.