Smart Energy Management Landscape and SWOT Analysis
Smart Energy Management refers to a variety of novel concepts and technologies, serving at both energy generation and consumption side, such as energy efficiency, demand management, Smart Grid, micro-grids, renewable energy sources, and other emerging solutions. It represents one of the fastest developing fields, according to the EU priorities, while, at the same time, it remains somewhat neglected in the South-eastern Europe countries. Hence, the mission of SINERGY is to strengthen the existing research capacity and further unlock the innovation potential of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin - IMP (Serbia) in the domain of Smart Energy Management, to position the Institute as one of the leading institutions in smart energy management in Southeast Europe, capable of driving the region towards meeting the 21st century challenges in the Energy sector.
Within the SINERGY framework, a partnership has been established with
- the Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT (Austria) which is specialized on grid level technologies, e.g. clean (renewable) energy, smart grid concepts, energy supply optimisation, etc., and
- the National University of Ireland, Galway - NUIG (Ireland) which is specialized on building level optimization e.g. building operation efficiency, advanced fault detection and diagnostics, smart and self-aware buildings, etc.
In order to provide directions for elaborating the Strategic Capacity Development Plan (D2.2), this deliverable reports on
- the review of state-of-the art technologies of interest for SINERGY (see Sections 3 Smart Grids Landscape, Section 4 Energy Efficient Building Operation Landscape, Sections 5 General Methods and Section 6 Future Challenges, and
- the results of the SWOT analysis of partner institutions (see Sections 7).