The University of Stavanger will lead and coordinate the work on the FME application towards the deadline in November 2015. The major partners will be IRIS, SIMULA, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Zaptec and Lyse. This core group has already met in three different application workshops, and several more are planned for the next months. The FME initiative is anchored and supported by the University of Stavanger, and resources are made available for traveling and application writing. One consultant has been hired to be responsible for the coordination of the writing process, and a different one for quality control and constructive criticism throughout the process.
The FME will consist of four sub-programmes:
1. Smart energy systems
2. Smart City
3. Smart End-users and Services innovation
4. Business model innovation
With an almost emission free energy sector in Norway, delivery of further CO2 reductions to deliver on the country?s energy and climate targets requires a smart energy system in cities. In a Smart City, environment monitoring energy infrastructures creates large amount of data which lead to data overflow problems and communication and archiving challenges. Smart meters also have to be engaged in data processing. This creates a need for research in data analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics. Security and privacy-preservation schemes should be designed to guarantee anonymous data processing.
There is need for smart, resilient systems for electricity integrating transport, the gas grid, heating and cooling and user/prosumer behaviour in a future-proof way.
The change from end-consumer to prosumer and the increase in the number of prosumers creates both opportunities for smart end-users and services innovation and challenges for system integration in the city. Information visualisation and interaction is considered vital to support user decisions. Public awareness on how to contact the end user' will be researched in our FME.