ICT VISION SUPPORTING INTERACTION BETWEEN DSO AND EMS
Description: In the last months, the INGRID Energy Management System (EMS) has been finalised along with the Human Machine Interface (HMI) for plant administrators and maintenance operators. Moreover, the ID (Intelligent Dispenser) for the green e-mobility has been released, to monitor the column which will be placed beside the INGRID plant, for electric vehicle recharge.
These two deliverables have terminated the activities inside the Work Package dedicated to the EMS and all its software components. The EMS is based on the multi-carrier hub paradigm for modelling the behaviour of the entire plant. An optimiser, built upon this model and based on genetic algorithm, is responsible for elaborating the optimal power flow inside the plant, every hour. Indeed, the EMS is able to merge and harmonise the contrasting requirements coming from the Distributor Service Operator (DSO), in terms of expected power consumption profile, and the ones linked to the actual business of the plant.
In this way, the INGRID plant is able to chase its own profit, providing ancillary services to the grid at the same time. The results of the optimisation phase feed a Decision Support System (DSS) which allows its users to send the desired set points to the plant devices. The DSS allows to select between DSO-oriented and profit-oriented solutions, i.e., set points which try to follow the DSO requests or to maximise the revenue of the plant, never losing the focus on the opposite trend. In any case, a medial solution is always available, which represents a trade-off between the two needs. The HMI monitors the plant activities 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The interface can be used both for monitoring and security purposes, in order to have an overall and complete view of the plant operation and state.In its turn, the ID monitors the recharging stations, and is ready to be used also for further scenarios, in the context of the green e-mobility. For this reason, the ID is compliant and integrates the EMM services, made available by ENEL. In the following picture, the final architecture of the EMS is depicted.