MAS²TERING is a FP7 smart grid project co-funded by the European Commision

The MAS²TERING Project storyline has three levels

Those 3 levels are each building upon one another, and enable the technical developers to formulate algorithms based upon requirements analysis and ICT innovations. The key aspect and uniqueness of MAS²TERING is the strong focus on business and cyber-security throughout each Use Case.

Use Case 1

Home area network automation using secure and effective connections between commercial home energy boxes and public DSO smart meters for delivering consumption profile optimisation solutions.

Use Case 2

Decentralised district energy management focused on emerging Prosumer communities using real time metering and consumption monitoring in households, buildings and even industrial factories.

Use Case 3

Low-voltage grid management (i.e. 230/400v) specifically targeting DSOs to empower communications that improve the flexibility and global balancing of the electricity grid at large.

Results achieved by MAS²TERING partners are grouped into 4 categories


Multi-Agent Systems and Secured coupling of Telecom and Energy gRIds for Next Generation smartgrid services (MAS²TERING) has published several recent conference or journal papers
In brief:

The most recent journal or conference publications delivered by MAS²TERING are aimed at presenting the Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) architecture for Local Energy Management that enable decentralized optimization and prosumer community implementation in the Low Voltage (LV) power grid.

5 pillars of MAS²TERING

The success of the European vision of a low carbon electricity grid that minimises greenhouse gas emissions; and enhances security, quality and reliability of supply depends on how smart infrastructures, combining energy and telecom, are developed and implemented for the wider integration of security-aware distributed energy resources into the increasingly decentralised grid. Achieving a demand-responsive smart-grid depends highly on the capacity of the business stakeholders to collaborate effectively. In an environment of increased deregulation, competition and collaboration, success depends on five strategic research challenges at the intersection between ICT and energy infrastructures:

Pillar 1

Interoperability – for ensuring convergence of network (ICT) and transmission (grid) protocols for enhanced cooperation and communication;

Pillar 2

Reliability and security
Reliability and security for trusted services provision and enhanced resilience;

Pillar 3

Decentralised decisions
Decentralised and self-organising architecture – for enhanced flexibility in grid control and management, and for increased resilience through self-healing;

Pillar 4

Smart ICT components for complex systems monitoring and management – for monitoring and optimal management of the grid; and

Pillar 5

Business models
Innovative business models – for increased participation by stakeholders (e.g. users, telecom operators, utilities, DSO, etc.) – to release investments required for a thorough upgrade of the energy infrastructure.

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