Proposal ID: 101016508
ICCS project ID: 63117200
Role: Coordinator
Acronym: I-NERGY
Topic: ICT-49-2020
Type of action: IA
Call identifier: H2020-ICT-2018-20

I-NERGY: Artificial Intelligence for Next Generation Energy

Duration in months: 36
Fixed keyword 1: Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, multi agent systems
Fixed keyword 2: Big data, Software Architectures
Fixed keyword 3: Digital services
Fixed keyword 4: Machine learning, statistical data processing and applications using
Free keywords: AI4 energy; Cross-stakeholder privacy-preserving data handling and management; SMEs competitiveness in energy; Intelligent energy management; Improved grid reliability; Well-being; Sustainability

AI spreading in the energy sector is expected to dramatically reshape energy value chain in the next years, by improving business processes performance, while increasing environmental sustainability, strengthening social relationships and propagating high social value among citizens. However, uncertain business cases, fragmented regulations, standards immaturity and low-technical SMEs workforce skills barriers are actually hampering the full exploitation of AI along the energy value chain. I-NERGY will deliver: (i) Financing support through Open Calls to third parties SMEs for new energy use cases and technology building blocks validation, as well as for developing new AI-based energy services, while fully aligning to AI4EU service requirements and strengthening the SME competitiveness on AI for energy; (b) An open modular framework for supporting AI-on-Demand in the energy sector by capitalising on state-of-the-art AI, IoT, semantics, federated learning, analytics tools, which leverage on edge-level AI-based cross-sector multi-stakeholder sovereignty and regulatory preserving interoperable data handling. I-NERGY aims at evolving, scaling up and demonstrating innovative energy-tailored AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) Toolbox, AI energy analytics and digital twins services that will be validated along 9 pilots, which: (a) Span over the full energy value chain, ranging from optimised management of grid and non-grid RES assets, improved efficiency and reliability of electricity networks operation, optimal risk assessment for energy efficiency investments planning, optimising local and virtual energy communities involvement in flexibility and green energy marketplaces; (b) Delivers other energy and non-energy services to realise synergies among energy commodities (district heating, buildings) and with nonenergy sectors (i.e. e-mobility, personal safety/security, AAL), and with non- or low-technical domains end users (i.e. elderly people).

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