Multi-Energy Management and Aggregation Platform

The research project "Multi-Energy Management and Aggregation Platform" (MEMAP) aims to develop a software platform that connects and coordinates several buildings in a cross-sectoral manner via their local energy management systems (EMS). By employing model-predictive control, potential synergies, which are due to different demand and generation profiles or storage capacities, are identified and exploited within the group of buildings.

As an academic project partner, the Munich School of Engineering (MSE) is responsible for modelling, optimization and simulation of the considered energy system configurations in order to develop a framework for the core functionalities of the platform. Moreover, in cooperation with the MEMAP project partners, the MSE uses its in-house Center for Combined Smart Energy Systems (CoSES) neighborhood simulation laboratory to test the platform.

Project goals

  • Development and validation of an aggregation platform for the control and optimization of energy exchange at a local level, and for the provision of internal and external energy services
  • Integration and connection of consumers, storage and production plants in local EMS via a suitable software architecture
  • Integration of intelligent optimization processes on both platform and EMS level
  • Development of an integral open-source planning tool based on the BIM standard for energy systems planning and simulation for building networks, real estate and production facilities
  • Exemplary monitoring applications and user interfaces for interaction with local EMS
  • Analysis and evaluation of the benefits (energetic and economic) of an aggregation platform
  • Development and analysis of business models for the local exchange of energy (electricity, heat, refrigeration)

Funding

Funding period: 01. June 2017 - 31. May 2021

Funding agency: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Promotor: Forschungszentrum J├╝lich GmbH

Funding Code: 03ET1413B

Details on www.enargus.de/pub/bscw.cgi/