Swiss Ai Research Overview Platform
Electrical, thermal and chemical processes follow individual demand and supply patterns under distinct time scales, from sub-second (electrical) to weekly (thermal) and seasonal (chemical) applications. In these applications, digitalization enables a coordination of the related technologies. So, next to sector specific technological limitations, the systemic coupling of energy carriers needs to take into account the coupling of different time scales as well as different production and consumption patterns. As the technological landscape is getting more decentral in terms of energy production, also more stakeholders are involved in the energetic supply chain. These actors can benefit if they share information on their capabilities and intended production and consumption. Moreover, information sharing and local decision making could potentially reduce the need for extending large-scale infrastructure, such as transmission grids or international imports of energy. The project investigates the use of distributed decision making and control methods to address the large scale nature of the problem, as well as data driven methods to deal with the uncertainty inherent in the problem. Validation of the methodological approach is foreseen on the NEST building at Empa.