Customer: The PowerMatching City project was implemented together with the partners Enexix, Essent, Gasunie, DNV GL, ICT and TNO with technical support from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Aim: The PowerMatching City project is a unique field test involving 42 households in Groningen that intelligently links the supply and demand for electricity and heat and thus tests the smart grid concept in a practical setting. The aim is to draw the greatest possible benefits from central and renewable energy systems.
Solution: As a software provider for intelligent electricity networks and developer of intelligent energy control solutions, ICT was the strategic project partner and developed a smart energy service platform.
Approach: ICT was responsible for development management and control technology for the innovative energy systems such as cogeneration plants, photovoltaic systems and wind turbines. Intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles were also developed. The energy networks were monitored, managed and controlled, all devices in the cloud linked with one another, and data compiled and compared via the iOTA platform. Within this, the collection and compilation in addition to the making available and provision of data (from smart readers and other devices, information on energy production, and utilisation of the individual network segments of the local providers) were central components.
- Intelligent smart energy service platform for energy efficiency/demand management, capacity management, real-time price determination and local optimisation
- Secure, scalable solution
- Robust system for ensuring a reliable supply
Customer: GreenFlux is a Dutch service provider active in the field of electric mobility with extensive experience in the remote administration of intelligent charging infrastructure. The company operates a large network of charging stations in offices, private homes and public spaces in addition to a customer platform for drivers of electric vehicles.
Aim: Because the Netherlands is well-suited to electric vehicles due to the relatively short distances and the market there is growing as a consequence, not only the according infrastructure is needed. A platform is also required with which the energy demand can be predicted for all times of the day and night, and the consumption controlled and compensated. A customer platform is also required for drivers.
Solution: As GreenFlux’s product development partner, ICT is responsible for the design, set-up and operative management of the GreenFlux service and operation platform. This is an excellent example of the combination of integrated technology and a cloud, and form the basis for the predictive charging network.
Approach: GreenFlux uses an entirely central solution, which is based on intelligent, predictive algorithms that calculate the energy needs and controls consumption accordingly. The platform comprises infrastructure and service provider modules, management and control options for the charging stations, smart charging modules, a customer and service portal, and app interfaces.
- Customer registration and authorisation, invoicing and help desk in one platform
- A flexible platform that can be linked with other systems and service providers
- An operative back office for remote administration of all charging stations