The PSE project was launched in November 2018 for a period of 3 years. Its main call is to assist the Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community towards achieving their energy and environmental objectives. The IRT SystemX team focuses on tackling the challenges that should be addressed taking into consideration existing and future infrastructure projects on Paris-Saclay territory. This is done by leveraging advanced installed ICT intrastructure and elaborate physical system models.
For instance, introducing intelligence in buildings can be designed to enable communication and dynamic energy exchange with other entities (buildings, electric vehicles, solar farm, etc.) of the territory. This raises the following topics studied in the project like the efficient distribution of power produced by solar energy sources in a Smart Grid environement, and their coupling with electric mobility. The IRT SystemX team provides support to the agglomeration community with decision aid and planning tools that allow us to consider several scenarios of use and to evaluate their impact.
The objectives of the PSE project are threefold:
- Develop decision aid tools to support the energy transition of the territories.
- Support energy strategies with relevant models of planning, steering and optimization of the territory.
- Process and analyze massive and heterogeneous energy data in order to exploit them.
Beyond the project, the solutions developed can be applied to other territories.
The PSE project addresses the energy issues of the territories with tools related to two major themes:
- Territorial planning allows us to trace the evolution of the energy landscape, according to technological progress and socio-economic behaviour. Towns, cities, and agglomeration communities having such a tool will be able to make the right decisions by considering several scenarios beforehand..
- The intelligent management of buildings and heat or electricity networks by optimally shaping demand through possible collaboration between the various energy players in a given territory. These players can be the household inhabitant, the manager of electrical or heat network, buildings energy aggregators, electric vehicles operators, or a new actor assimilated to a neighborhood manager. The proposed mechanisms should take into account the possible interaction and possibly opposing objectives (comfort of occupants in buildings, flexibility of networks, auto-consumption, etc.).
Thesis supervised as part of the project
A thesis on the simulation of several energy behaviors will be conducted in collaboration with EDF. In order to achieve an efficient energy management the levers for actions to be put in place will be studied.