Organization of the Smart Energy Systems Laboratory

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University

The Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University (section of Electrical Power Systems & Combustion and Thermal Energy Systems) has a host of experts in the field of electrical power engineering, power electronics and thermal systems with board knowledge of control and operation of distributed generation and thermal system, demand response, optimization of energy systems, etc. The department aims at developing solutions for a sustainable energy future and does research in finding solution to integrate large number of renewables in the energy system for future. The Smart Grid Laboratory fits ideally into its vision as optimally planning, controlling, and operating of coupled heat and electricity system is essential in realizing renewable energy based electrical industry.

Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

The Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg Universityis involved with two research groups namely Automation and Control, and Wireless Communication Networks. The Automation & Control carries out research in mathematical and computational techniques for modelling, estimation, monitoring, and fault tolerant control of (energy) systems and processes. The Wireless Communication Networks section develops network architectures, protocol solutions, and evaluation methodologies for future wireless and wired communication networks. Focus areas include: mobility and QoS support in IP based architectures, resilient data transmission, network performance monitoring, and context-sensitive networking with special attention to dynamic information management.

Bachmann Electronic Denmark

Bachmann Electronic Denmark is one of the leaders in providing automation technology in the area of renewable energies, including no. 1 in wind automation with more than 60,000 installed systems and a market share of over 50%. It is involved in the machine tools and marine industries. It provides the specific know-how and the extraordinary power of innovation. It works intensively with open systems and to continuously extend holistic automation solutions. The company is providing hardware platform and support for the plant controller and the grid monitoring module.

EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas

EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, S. A. is a member of the EFACEC Group, the largest Portuguese group in the electromechanical area. The areas where EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas S.A. is active involve the supply of turnkey engineering systems, including basic and detailed project, procurement, erection and testing. EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas S.A. carries out its activities in the fields of Energy, providing Energy Solutions projected for Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Automation. The three industrial control platforms from the Laboratory i.e. Demand Response, Automation and Control for Primary and Secondary Substations are provided by EFACEC as part of the SmartC2net project. The company ensures also training and support for these platforms.