Project duration: (2010 - 2013)
Project official site: IMPONET
IMPONET (Intelligent Monitoring of POwer NETworks)
The IMPONET project covers model, design and implementation of a comprehensive, flexible and configurable information system to meet the most complex and advanced requirements in electrical energy management. It focuses on the strategic and technical needs of markets worldwide for smart grids, smart metering, peak-demand management, demand response and real-time monitoring. This is also perfect opportunity for new communication technology infrastructure and development of advances intelligent algorithms for effective use of power consumption, monitoring and control of power networks. The concepts developed will be validated using a service oriented architecture approach and will provide open interfaces to enable interoperability.
The main goal of IMPONET project is to focus on the strategic and technical requirements being demanded by the strategic and technical requirements being demanded by the electrical markets worldwide regarding: smart grids, smart metering, peak demand of the IMPONET project is to model, design and implement a comprehensive, flexible and configurable information system, in order to meet complex and advanced requirements in Energy Management. The concept to be developed in this project will be validated for environments using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach and will provide open interfaces that enable interoperability.
From the aspect of developing fully functional Smart grid infrastructure the architecture of concept can be seen in figure bellow. Two main projects NEMO&CODED and IMPONET are covering specific components that are combined to intelligent power network platform for enabling Smart grid of the future. From the proposed solution main objectives of IMPONET project can be identified.
Figure 1 - IMPONET project
The objectives of IMPONET project are:
Selection of a suitable communication platform in order to meet the following reqirements: ''real time'' management of the information, bidirectional data communication, interaction with energy network elements and monitoring the quality of energy supply.
Research and development of new services capable of monitoring the quality of electrical signals in future electricity networks.
Development of a remote management solution that incorporates innovative features, like customer interaction. The solution will be a key component of the Smart grid of the future.
Investigation of different elements of the electricity network and information systems may interact and share information between them in real time to improve the efficiency of the electricity network.
Indra Software Labs, Indra Sistemas, KEMA Energy, Answare, Prodevelop, Kapion, LNL Technology, INNOVA, Wooam.
Research and educational institutions:
Technical University of Madrid (UPM) Spain, Technalia (European Software Institute), University of Girona Spain, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universidad Politicnica de Madrid, University of Deusto Tecnologico Fundacion Deusto.
Matej Zajc. Intelligent monitoring of power networks. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE international Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (INTSIKT 2010), 9. - 10. 6. 2010, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mitja Kolenc, Matej Zajc. Wireless sensor networks and data analysisin smart grids. In 7th IEEE international Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies - INTSIKT 2011, 6 - 8 June 2011, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mitja Kolenc, Nermin Suljanović, Alijo Mujčić, Jurij F. Tasič, Matej Zajc. Integration of Wireless sensor networks in smart grids and data transfer in real time. In 20th International Electrotechnical and Computer Science Conference (ERK 2011). 19 - 21 September 2011, Portorož, Slovenia.
Mitja Kolenc, Emil Plesnik, Jurij F. Tasič, Matej Zajc. Signal compression of power quality signals in smart grids based on wavelet transform. In 21th International Electrotechnical and Computer Science Conference (ERK 2012). 17. - 19. September 2012, Portorož, Slovenia.