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Pilot #2: : Optimized Energy Network Management and Control (Italy)

Pilot #2 will be implemented by ASM, the Terni municipal electricity and gas distribution network operator and EMOT in Terni and will validate all three NRG-5 use cases. The Terni pilot is equipped with several LV power network branches, 4 substations, and a surplus of locally generated power from local fluctuating RES, not locally used, which creates reverse power flows through the MV/LV secondary substation and gives rise to significant demand-supply imbalance.

The Terni pilot will validate several different scenarios of novel smart grid strategies:

  • At least 20 5G-NORM smart meters will be deployed, utilising and demonstrating a truly decentralized identity management mechanism, while managing potential confidential information disclosure related to the EVs electric consumption which may negatively affect EVs drivers privacy concerns. The mMTC communications proof of concept validation will also include all 5G self-x and MME functions, including a unified electricity and gas infrastructure.
  • Terni pilot will also indirectly involve non-DSO owned prosumers (PVs, EVs) and flexible generation/loads (e.g. local microgrid) to mitigate abnormal, significantly increased energy demand and demonstrate Smart Grid Demand Response by leveraging the share of flexibility made available by EVs prosumers via V2G service provisioning. Fine-grained LV power network monitoring and control will be adapted from the PMU-based Wide Area Monitoring System, developed by JSI within the context of the FP7 SUNSEED project, which measures the electrical waves and detect the MV network state (synchrophasors). From the end user perspective by offering V2G services may be considered as delivering peak shaving or congestion relief services to the DSO. From a 5G point of view this use case aims to validate uMTC at large scale and optimal VNF placement/deployment.