Intelligent energy management platforms and control strategies will be implemented by integrating key smart technologies: Internet of Things (IoT), Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and digital networks for energy infrastructure. The project workplan is designed to realise this through an innovative programme involving UK and Indian partners with complementary skillsets, thereby benefiting both countries.
The main project objectives are:
- to review, assess and develop intelligent energy management platforms and key strategies for the successful transition to a low-carbon sustainable society, focusing on data-driven software and technology platforms for intelligent energy management;
- to engage in internal and outreaching exchange and dissemination of skillsets and knowledge
Work is divided in two streams:
- smart grid technologies for monitoring and control of the sustainable infrastructures, focusing on integrating IoT devices to develop a software and technology platform for real-time energy monitoring and management (Figure 1);
- big data analytics and real-time intelligencefor the development of decision support systems using computational intelligence and machine learning techniques, to analyze massive sensor data from different domain of the systems and make real-time decisions for optimum operations (Figure 2).
The project also focuses on capacity-building in the form of local training, workshops and targeted publications and develop a synergetic framework for long term collaborative research between UK and India.