cyberNOC, Technology for Smart Grids
Flexibility Management Software
Flexible energy resources come in different shapes and sizes. In the ongoing transformation of the power supply industry, we are moving away from centralised generation to distributed generation, to integrate flexible resources such as renewable energies, industrial and commercial loads, energy storage systems, residential users/producers, and others.
Listen to the Project Manager, Andraz Andolsek, explaining our flexibility management technology in the video below:
Integrating our ICT-platform “cyberNOC” with its embedded control tools, smart metering, microgrid management solutions and various other grid technologies will add a new level of possibilities to your energy assets.
- Our technology unlocks the flexible potential from consumers, distributed generators and storage devices.
- cyberNOC thus also enables a more efficient use of the existing energy infrastructure.
- The risk of power outages is significantly minimised.
- This ICT system is an environmentally friendly, CO2-neutral, clean energy asset.
Call us to find out how cyberNOC can be integrated into your system: +43 1 481 2626 11
Take your energy business to the next level
cyberNOC, our scalable ICT technology pools flexible energy resources into a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), thereby connecting flexibility providers to the various layers of energy markets (retailers, traders, prosumers, DSO, TSO, …). VPPs can collect unused or not properly used flexibility and channel it to the electricity system, a function that indeed serves the constantly growing renewable generation. Based on this cross-border solution, energy stakeholders can develop new business models, as new players’ participation in energy markets is greatly facilitated.
Currently, our system is successfully running in Slovenia, Austria, and Germany.
In addition and, it is implemented in multiple European-wide R&D projects to promote EU decarbonisation efforts.
What can our technology do for you?
In more technical detail, cyberNOC collects measurement data, calculates baselines (forecasting), and aggregates loads. Advanced algorithms build a combination of available resources for each curtailment event and execute them in a timely manner. Other functionalities as product prediction, bidding, and merit order, give additional support to the customer’s daily trading operation.
Energy Flow and Money Flow
cyberGRID’s stength is its ability to support partners on system harmonisation, to develop a deeper understanding of the market point of view, and to provide technical solutions. Accompanied by this consulting expertise, our technology cyberNOC will deliver additional capacity to ancillary services markets and thus reduce the cost of grid management. Traditional and new actors in the energy market (i.e. distributed generators and providers of demand flexibility and storage), can thus achieve monetary benefits from integrating our ICT system as an alternative to expensive grid expansion.
Aggregating flexible capacities —– Delivering flexible capacities
cyberGRID has an impressive track record of participation in EU-wide research projects. As a state-of-the-art flexibility technology, our ICT system has served to break down barriers in the energy market and to push for change. Not only does the whole system operate on a second-by-second basis, which enables quick responses, it also allows for forecasting, thus greatly improving the allocation of resources for big players. In addition, our solution helps to solve power imbalances, and it addresses grid stability issues.
Energy experts agree: Societies must work together to reduce every household’s carbon footprint, for the better of the environment. Decarbonisation can only be achieved by incorporating RES (renewable energies) in a cross-border effort regardless of the energy resource’s country of origin. cyberGRID’s research significantly contributes to the reduced use of fossil energy, and to make the utmost use of existing renewable energy sources. Our solution cyberNOC operates precisely in support of such alternative balancing.
Along with the rise of new technologies such as cyberNOC, end-consumers nowadays assume a new more active role, because energy production is not a one-way street anymore. As more and more households are generating their own power from distributed energy resources, such as photovoltaic solar panel systems, people themselves are turning into prosumers who both produce and consume energy.
As a specialist in demand response management (DRM) and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solutions), cyberGRID helps energy players to manage their resources and to adjust to these dynamics. Our market-proven technology accompanied by our expert consulting services have helped commercial players and public entities to understand the role and contribution of each individual energy player.
Video: The FutureFlow project: Prosumers as guardians of the power system.
cyberNOC can be a valuable asset for many stakeholders in the energy industry. cyberNOC with its flexibility and scalability can be used for small demonstration purposes, pilot projects or can grow to an Enterprise level solution covering GW-scale deployments. New resources are seamlessly connected to the system using a wide array of communication protocols.
Due to various parameters, the importance of optimizing the network operations is getting higher and higher: growing supply-demand imbalance – coupled with the increased introduction of fluctuating energy sources and new technologies integrated to the grid are just some of them.
Maintaining the security of supply amplifies the role of a network operator within the energy value chain. This requires the deployment of new technologies in order to be able to deal with the upcoming issues of grid stability and the coordination of market actions.
cyberNOC empowers a network operator with end-to-end visibility which is essential for efficient grid management:
- cyberNOC enables you to respond quickly to new information.
- cyberNOC’s real-time-information on connected low- and medium-voltage-level resources increases both the monitoring and the grid-control-capabilities and enables quick response to stress on the grid.
- By grouping loads according to the geographical location, various resource parameters, customer parameters, etc. cyberNOC supports the definition of suitable demand response products that can be activated when needed.
Third Energy Package for Electricity & Gas Markets and the Framework Guidelines on Network Balancing from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) are opening new opportunities for demand side management. They both encourage the use of tools for aggregation of small generation units and different loads and the use of the flexible capacity to participate in balancing services. In other words, the Network Code on Balancing encourages wider facilitation of demand response and supports virtual power plants like cyberNOC to become Balance Service Provider.
cyberNOC is an ideal solution to connect distributed generation and consumers in real-time, aggregate capacity and execute events in times of need. A retailer with access to consumers and markets, can use the aggregated capacity to bid on ancillary services markets, trade on Intra-Day- and Day-Ahead-Markets and minimize imbalance risks within the balance group.
By connecting consumers with flexible capacity to cyberNOC, they can be offered with new services, direct access to energy and capacity markets and new revenue-packages.
Cities are looking into becoming their own energy supplier, either to being able to provide cheaper electricity to their citizens or to increase their independence.
cyberNOC enables cities to engage local generation units, roof top solar, heat pumps, electrical vehicles, large commercial and industrial loads and manage energy in a more efficient ways. This increases awareness of energy use, leads to low-carbon city and improves the green image. Additionally, managing your own generation and consumption increases independence on energy supply.
Vertically integrated utilities
cyberNOC enables optimization of the whole energy value chain, from generation, transmission to end consumption.
cyberNOC engages consumers to better manage peak demand and voltage regulation. Using smart metering and real-time information helps to manage grids better, reduces the number of outages and hence improves the quality of power supply.
cyberNOC supports the optimization of generation portfolio, even if there are lots of renewables connected.
While integrating consumers in different demand response programs, a utility can offer new services to customers and enables active participation in the energy and capacity markets. Additionally, demand side management helps managing the imbalance for within balancing responsible party.
Services we offer
cyberNOC can be purchased as a commercial developers license including re-sell options for different markets. Upon request, we can establish consulting, training and programmers support. For more details please contact us!
What our customers say
“The integration of flexible industrial loads like small scale water plants in Austria helps us build sustainable client relations and increases energy efficiency on the client side. Citizens are simply more energy aware, when the generated electricity is produced locally.”Dr. Leonhard Schitter, Managing Board Member of Salzburg AG
“cyberGRID’s Virtual Power Plant system (VPP) enables us to provide our customers with several innovative solutions in order to decrease their energy costs.”Igor Podbelšek, Elektro Energija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“With cyberGRID’s Demand Response solution, we continue to explore new market possibilities that support Vattenfall’s vision and strategic direction.”Konstantin Faller, former Head of Strategic Projects, Vattenfall Europe, Berlin, Germany
*Quotes taken from our product brochure, 2015