Use Case Analysis and Validation for Smart Grids: Overview of Methods and Tools (Mathias Uslar – OFFIS, Markus Mirz – RWTH Aachen, Filip Pröstl Andrén – AIT)

This tutorial will review the standard for use case definition in the development of smart grid projects. After the introduction the methodology, the tutorial will first describe a set of tools and implementation that allow the development of use cases according to standard and their storage in repository. Secondly, the tutorial will also show how modern tools can be used for automated implementation and validation of smart grid use cases in laboratory environments. Many of the proposed solutions are based on open sources and then easily accessible and extensible.

IntegrCiTy Toolchain Tutorial: Linking Semantic City Models with Technical Simulations (E. Widl – AIT)

The EU project IntegrCiTy focused on decision-support for the planning of multi-energy grids in urban areas. The project aimed at developing a modular platform that provides tools for all phases of the municipal energy planning, including support for simulation-based system design and validation of potential solutions. To this end, the IntegrCiTy toolchain relies on a semantic database (based on CityGML) for representing the urban space and storing domain-specific data. Within the IntegrCiTy workflow, this database is used as a hub for integrated and harmonized information. As a proof-of-concept, a data access layer has been developed on top of this data hub, which bridges the gap between semantic 3D city models and the requirements for their integration into the IntegrCiTy workflow. For instance, this includes easy access to the data, the automated generation of simulation models and retrieving/storing co-simulation setups from/to the database. This tutorial will provide an example of how to consolidate and store buildings and network data in the database, create simulation models from this data, as well as simulate and analyze the system.