Digitalising the Energy Sector with Disruptive Technologies - Start of Horizon 2020 Project PLATOON
New project to support zero-carbon transition through a digital platform and analytics tools
The recently launched EU research project PLATOON provides new approaches and analytics tools for Energy Big Data, thus supporting the zero-carbon transition and developing new services in the energy domain. In an increasingly complex and heterogeneous environment, PLATOON enables the evolution from a classical centralised energy sector to a more distributed one, with intermittent renewable energy sources and new extended digital capabilities. While contributing to artificial intelligence, interoperability, data privacy and security, PLATOON adheres to the standards of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), aiming thus to realise the first IDS-compliant Data Marketplace for the Energy sector.
The project will be validated in 7 pilots in 5 countries (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Serbia), addressing real Energy Big Data cases. PLATOON’s pilots cover the whole range of energy services along the energy supply chain, such as energy efficiency, electricity balance and predictive maintenance of wind farms, smart cities, buildings and office hubs, with the objective to increase operation performance with physical models and AI algorithms. Moreover, PLATOON’s pilots focus on electricity grid stability, connectivity and life extension, advanced energy management systems and energy management of microgrids. PLATOON will facilitate the technology transfer to the market by a well-established tendering process via open calls.
PLATOON has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872592. The project will reinforce the European efforts for the modernisation of the European electricity grid and offer access to cheaper and sustainable energy for consumers while maximising social welfare. Coordinated by ENGIE, the consortium comprises 20 international partners. Eurice will support PLATOON in its project management activities for the project duration of three years.
For more information, please refer to the official press release on the PLATOON website.