iPower is a strategic platform where universities and industrial partners consolidates innovation and research activities for the purpose of developing intelligent control of decentralized power consumption. It is an ongoing task in iPower to produce the right tools to manage millions of flexible consumption units, as well as to uncover methods of operation in search for a way to run distribution with flexible power generation. Methods for identification of user needs and acceptance of flexible consumer units is being tested in practice.
The iPower Platform develops and matures Smart Grid technologies for the electrical grid, industries and residential applications. The society needs Smart Grid technology to ensure that the electrical grid can absorb all the energy generated by wind and solar renewables. The iPower platform links research, innovation and demonstration to actual product development by specifying technologies, requirements and methods for Smart Grid products. It enables the industry partners to become first movers in a new and growing world market.
iPower is organized into eight parallel work packages covering:
- Project Management (WP0)
- Demand response (WP1 and WP2)
- Distribution grid operation (WP3)
- Control and market operation (WP4)
- Socio-economic and investor evaluation (WP5)
- Consumer Behaviour (WP6) and Dissemination (WP7)