Smart Cities Demo Aspern (SCDA)

The showcase project Smart Cities Demo Aspern (SCDA) has been running since 2014 and has a budget of EUR 8 million. The Austrian Climate and Energy Fund is supporting the SCDA project with grants totalling EUR 3.7 million. The three-year project involves around 120 people, with research being conducted primarily on the usage of energy flexibilities, the active management of the low-voltage grid and the intelligent interlinking of buildings and the low-voltage network through ICT. The involvement of users is also a key component of the project.

SCDA consortium

Consortium management and project management: ASCR

Industry partners: Siemens AG Austria, Wien Energie GmbH and Wiener Netze GmbH

Scientific partner: Austrian Institute o f Technology GmbH (AIT)

City of Vienna: Municipal Directorate / Urban Building Directorate – Project Management Seestadt Aspern as well as Municipal Department 18: Urban Development and Urban Planning

SME partners: Moosmoar Energies OG, Technisches Büro Käferhaus GmbH and SERA energy & resources e.U.

Integrated network information systems (INIS)

The INIS project runs from 2014 to 2017 and is receiving funding totalling EUR 1.8 million from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). INIS develops methods and processes based on smart meters and sensor data for network analysis in order to achieve improvements in system efficiency and network operations. The implementation of an ICT infrastructure suitable for the network operator is being defined and implemented. The objective is to enable the interoperability of ICT architecture with existing systems and future smart grid requirements.

INIS consortium

Consortium management and project management: Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Partners: ASCR

Grid operators: Wiener Netze GmbH, Salzburg Netz GmbH

Technology partners: Siemens AG Austria, GRINTEC Gesellschaft für graphische Informationstechnologie mbH, Teradata GmbH

Scientific partner: Vienna University of Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives

Flexible AC distribution systems (FACDS)

The FACDS project is due to run for 30 months (until August 2018), with some EUR 1.1 million of funding from the Climate and Energy Fund. It defines useful functions of future decentralised storage systems in electrical distribution networks through simulation validation at the system and component levels, accompanied by a laboratory validation of the inverter systems. The main focus is on the real implementation of pilot facilities in the ASCR testbed.

FACDS consortium

Consortium management: Wiener Netze GmbH

Partners: ASCR, Siemens AG Austria, Wien Energie GmbH, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Research Burgenland