To cope with the day-to-day and day-night fluctuations in energy production in demand, coming from RES (Renewable Energy Supply), grid operators are required to maintain variable back-up systems.
Most of those systems in Europe are currently coal-fired or base line nuclear loads power plants that counteract the positive effects of the RES introduced.
CoSSMic aims at enabling higher rates for self-consumption (>50%) of decentralised renewable energy production by coordinating the energy production, consumption, and use of storage units of the buildings in a neighbourhood. Therefore, the project will develop an innovative autonomic ICT based system, controlling the energy usage, production, and storage, and facilitating both peer-to-peer collaboration between micro-grids in a neighbourhood, and collaboration with the public power grid.
The CoSSMic project will allow household and neighbourhood optimisation and power sales to the network, in addition to a higher degree of predictability of power deliveries for the large power companies, and it will satisfy the requirements and achieve the benefits discussed above. The behaviour of the smart micro-grids will be governed by reward based business models ensuring sufficient rewards to the users willing to share resources and collaborate to optimise the overall working of the power grid.
CoSSMiC Quick Introduction
Smart Energy Workshop 2015 Konstanz featured in Südkurier
July 8, 2015
The Smart Energy Workshop in Konstanz (powered by CoSSMic and SmartGridsBW) was featured in the regional German newspaper Südkurier on July 3.