In the last two decades, the energy sector has undergone a significant transition. The proliferation of distributed renewable energy resources, the increasing penetration of plug-in electric vehicles and the growing usage of battery energy storage systems have given the electrical load an entirely different character.
It is critical to leverage the available data to better understand the energy demand and ensure optimisation of the grid and the distributed assets. Therefore, there is a need for:
- Edge-level network loads, RES generation prediction and demand forecasting for efficient operational planning
- Improvement of the energy storage management
- Evaluation of EVs impact and their smooth integration on distribution grids
- Optimisation of energy flexibility with energy prosumers and demand response applications for local energy communities