DER-GRID Smart Facility


The DER-GRID smart facility is a flexible and scalable R&D renewable to grid integration infrastructure. The infrastructure includes amongst others:

•    Smart inverters

•    Battery Storage Systems

•    Home energy Management Systems

•    Smart loads/plugs

•    IoT communication devices

•    Cloud-based interoperable interfaces


UCY Nanogrid “Living Lab”

The DER-GRID Facility further functions as a “Living Lab” and exposes students to reallife scenarios and use cases regarding the operation of future smart grids and devices.

Use cases
•    Nanogrid operational funcitonality.
    Interoperability communicative flows (Sunspec, Modbus TCP, etc.)
•    Smart Home automated management
•    Photovoltaic (PV) power production forecasting platform
•    Smart inverter ancillary services
•    Demand response from smart appliances (OpenADR)

Demonstration services
•    Integration of distributed energy resources (DER), standards and grid codes
•    Interoperability and communication testing
•    Grid assets monitoring based on IIoT devices
•    Solar PV production forecasting (day- and hour-ahead) and load forecasting
•    Forecast-based grid condition simulation
•    Assessment of demand response in future smart grids


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