In the 'Energy Systems Integration & Big Data' round NWO has awarded six projects. CWI is in the lead of one programme and takes part in another. A sum of 3.85 million euro was granted in total by the NWO Science domain and Applied and Engineering Sciences. One or more public/private parties take part in each project, they contribute 15% in cash and in kind on top of the NWO financing. The call was set up in collaboration with Commit2Data and belongs to the NWO workprogramme Topsector Energy.
The awarded projects focus on the development of new and sustainable energy systems, optimizing gas, electricity and cold/warmth. The use of Big data and corresponding analyzing techniques are crucial in these projects.
The awarded project of CWI is called 'Energy Intranets' led by Eric Pauwels of CWI's Intelligent & Autonomous Systems group. Renewable energy like sun and wind contribute to a more sustainable world. Because of their partly controllable variation in mostly decentral energy generation, balancing the electricity grid is getting more and more complicated. Based on a concrete question CWI wants to investigate how demand and supply can be predicted and utilized more accurately. CWI will receive an amount of almost 150K euros. CWI's projectpartners are TU Delft, Universiteit Utrecht, Universiteit van Amsterdam, SURFSara, and Sympower. Furthermore CWI is involved in the project "Using small data and big data: Neighborhood Energy & Data Management Integration System".
News item in Dutch (NWO website)