Demonstration of the smart energy neighbourhood management system in the VIMSEN project

Jos Van Der Burgt, Ganesh Sauba, Emmanouel Varvarigos, Prodromos Makris

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The VIMSEN project, part of the European R&D 7th Framework Programme, started in February 2014. The VIMSEN project aims to develop, implement and demonstrate a new energy management operation and business model using the concept of virtual micrigrids, able to increase the market participation of prosumers at neighbourhood level. The new control system (VIrtual Microgrids for Smart Energy Networks - VIMSEN) will be developed to manage and control distributed energy resources, stationary storage devices, electric vehicles charging infrastructure, building appliances, etc. The VIMSEN concept enables the large-scale integration of distributed energy resources by utilizing aggregated demand response to the maximum. Two demonstration sites are committed with VIMSEN: Sedini, on the island of Sardinia, Italy, and Athens, Greece. The results and conclusions coming from the demonstration activities will provide the basis for the elaboration of recommendations for future virtual microgrids for smart energy networks. This paper presents the VIMSEN architecture and the use cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech (PowerTech 2015)
EditorsPhuong H. Nguyen
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976935
ISBN (Print)9781479976928
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven University of Technology Auditorium, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech 2015
Abbreviated titlePowerTech 2015
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  • Active demand control
  • Distributed power generation
  • Microgrids
  • Smart grids

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