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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute



At present, the Alpine Space is characterized rich endogenous renewable energy sources (RES) like hydropower, solar and wind energy, wood and other biomass. But equal access to their use is even more restricted because the use and the need to balance electricity production requires a strong electric grid and its – often unacceptable – extension or strengthening if the rate of RES is to be increased. Virtual Power Systems (VPS) offer an alternative by using ICT technology for intelligent combinations of RES, load management and storage. A prerequisite are innovative ways of cooperation among utilities, independent power producers and consumers. VPS have a high potential to trigger new knowledge-based and competitive economic activities. AlpEnergy will explore this potential and sensitize political and business decision makers.

Head of project at USI Umberto Bondi
ALaRI Personnell Slobodan Lukovic
Igor Kaitovic
Umberto Bondi
Starting date Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Duration (months) 42
Partners involved Allgäuer Überlandwerke GmbH (Germany)
Elektro Gorenjska (Slovenia)
Allgäu GmbH (Germany)
Consorzio BIM Piave di Belluno (Italy)
Provincia di Mantova (Italy)
Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta (Italy)
B.A.U.M. Consult (Germany)
Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (France)
Regionalna razvojna agencija Gorenjske (Slovenia)
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
Funding Agency Alpine Space Programme - European Territorial Cooperation – InterReg IV – Funding agencies: ARE, Canton Ticino
Research area System-level Design, Modeling and Simulation
Project ID SFOE 153658 / 102848
Status Over