To efficiently align customers’ flexibility with grid balancing needs in the market framework, MUSE GRIDS will promote a multi-objective smart controller for multiple energy grids using the concepts of demand-side management (DSM) and local energy communities (LEC). At the end of the project, the controller will be able to optimise the integration and cooperation of:
- RES production and demand predictions
- Storage systems management
- Demand response strategies.
PILLAR 2: MULTI ENERGY PLANNING FOR EU CITIES (under AAU supervision)
MUSE GRIDS aims to develop an assessment framework that can help energy utilities and cities make local integrated energy planning decisions on their future energy mix and investments, in close correlation with national strategies and local RES potential/energy demand. Hence, the purpose of this assessment framework is to create a streamlined approach for urban and local integrated energy planning. It will be able to produce energy system analysis and give a basis for assessing different energy systems scenarios, improving decision-making. Such a framework will be based on the smart energy system approach, with its interaction between energy sectors and energy, but it will also take into account the potential of EVs integration.
A strong connection between the multigrid planning tool, the multi-objective control and the demand side response strategies exists. The MUSE GRID project will develop all these tools as a unique concept for decarbonisation of local energy systems that cover the short term to the long term, while also considering local communities’ involvement.
PILLAR 3: KPI DRIVEN DEMONSTRATION AND REPLICATION (under RINA-C supervision)
MUSE GRIDS Energy Management and technological flexibility assets will be demonstrated in two complementary and advanced demo sites. The complementarity is in the size, location, and typology. But another aspect should also be underlined: the OSIMO case is coordinated by an energy utility; while the OUD-HEVERLEE case is coordinated by market actors with commitment of the DSO. This difference further ensures MUSE GRIDS’ replication potential. The project will also rely on four different virtual demonstration.
The examination of the social aspects of MUSE GRIDS’ innovations will be focused on the evaluation of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the demo via KPI. The KPIs will include social, economic, and environmental indicators. MUSE GRIDS’ energy communities will be studied as frontrunners in the development and uptake of novel energy systems. A comparative study of multiple cases in various EU contexts will be carried out. In order to capture the full range of energy community dynamics, and open up avenues for knowledge exchange, it is important to look beyond the EU context.