The Energy Internet - Integrating Internet of Things into the Smart Grid



At present, new market, regulatory structures and new energy services in the smart grid seems to be the response to profound changes in the way that energy should be generated, stored, distributed, managed and finally consumed. What makes the global challenge particularly severe is the essential role that energy is playing as a whole. In fact, ecological and sustainability awareness, comfort‐oriented consumers’ behavior, etc., are the factors which are becoming more and more complex to address especially when there is a massive input of smart devices combined with multiple operating systems taking into account interoperability and compatibility issues. On the other hand, the world is changing rapidly thanks to the technology revolution having an enormous impact on our daily lives at work and at home. In fact, in conjunction with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm seems to increase the visibility of energy consumption by providing intelligent and automated systems to improve comfort and energy efficiency through comprehensive solutions for connectivity, manageability, and security in the future smart grids.

This project research will focus on models, methods and techniques/tools that will enable a new level of intelligence and effectiveness in IT infrastructures for a user‐interactive energy system which can also be called Internet of Energy. More specifically, advanced IoT‐based structures, algorithms, and functionalities will be developed to initially interact with the surrounding environment in terms of sensing and metering (e.g., electricity, heat and water in case of Denmark), then processing the information to extract knowledge for more efficient data management and transmission and eventually optimize energy efficiency in both supply and demand sides. The challenge of this project is to create a path to achieve the intelligent energy grid vision for identifying the opportunities that IoT technologies provide for smart energy systems encompassing distributed generators, virtual power plants, or even microgrids.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/201731/12/2019


  • Aalborg University: kr 3.000.000,00

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    • 1 Organisering af eller deltagelse i konference
    • 1 Foredrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed
    • 1 Undervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter

    IEEE 9th International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Berlin

    Emilio Jose Palacios Garcia (Deltager)

    8 sep. 201911 sep. 2019

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i konference

    Integrating the Internet of Things into the Smart Grid

    Emilio Jose Palacios Garcia (Foredragsholder)

    8 apr. 2019

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragUndervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter

    Tutorial: The Internet of Energy - The Building Block for the Future Smart Grids

    Mehdi Savaghebi (Foredragsholder), Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero (Foredragsholder), Yajuan Guan (Foredragsholder) & Josep M. Guerrero (Foredragsholder)

    29 okt. 2017

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed


    • 1 Tidsskriftartikel

    Smart Inverters for Microgrid Applications: A Review

    Zavar, B. A., Palacios-Garcia, E. J., Vasquez, J. C. & Guerrero, J. M., mar. 2019, I : Energies. 12, 5, s. 1-22 22 s., 840.

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