MAS²TERING deliverable reports & produced media

MAS²TERING was committed to enhancing the interrelated research and business fields of the EU smart grid. As such, the project consortium is honored and pleased to disseminate information on the following research findings:

MAS²TERING Public Reports

Work Package 1 (R2M):

  • D1.1: “Workshop 1 Business Convergence I – Telecom/Grid Operator/Utility” – Published January 2015 (Month 5 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-1_workshop-1-business-convergence-i-telecom-grid-operator-utility summarizes the key findings and lessons learned from the first of four scientific workshops – held at Telecom Italia in Venice on 17 Oct, 2014, and was hosted by Telecom Italia, ZigBee Alliance, and Energy@Home Association in the framework of “Smart Homes Day 2014.” The workshop aimed at assessing the current business strategies adopted by Telecom and Energy industrial stakeholders and to propose new joint services and business models for a fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration. This MAS²TERING Workshop Proceedings (D1.1) document gives a broad scope overview of the first public project event and outlines the insights and activities conducted, while providing the full keynote presentations and collateral in the ANNEXES. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.2: “Workshop 2 Smart Grid Technologies and Use Cases I” – Published October 2015 (Month 14 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-2_workshop-2-smart-grid-technologies-and-use-cases-i-of-ii summarizes the conduct, key findings, and practical lessons learned from the second of four scientific workshops organized under the MAS²TERING project (GA 619682), and the first of a 2-part event series entitled “Smart Grid Technologies and Use Cases.” The workshop was held at ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) in Brussels, Belgium on 11 September 2015, and was the catalyst for fruitful discussions between smart grid stakeholders and thought-leaders alike. The workshop aimed at presenting the year one MAS²TERING results to high-level stakeholders with the aim of attaining feedback / validation of the technologies, approach and use cases under development. To realize this, the workshop agenda featured MAS²TERING technologies and a panel discussion in the morning followed by the Mas2tering use cases and a panel discussion in the afternoon. The workshop objectives were achieved with positive results and the workshop was a success. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.3: “Workshop 3 Business Convergence II – Telecom/Grid Operator/Utility” – Published October 2016 (Month 26 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_d1-3-workshop-3-business-convergence-ii-of-ii-telecom-grid-operator-utility summarizes the conduct and key findings from the third of four scientific workshops organized under the MAS²TERING project, and the second of a 2-part event series entitled “Business Convergence: Grid Operators, Telecoms & Utilities.” The workshop was held in conjunction with Sustainable Places 2016 in Anglet, France, an event that continues to attract thought leaders and research projects in the sustainable buildings and smart grid thematic areas. This year’s 3-day edition was hosted by Nobatek and gathered over 150 researchers presenting across 10 session tracks, 15 thematic workshops and 4 local area pilot site visits. The Mas2tering business convergence workshop aimed at presenting, discussing and attaining feedback related to the ongoing business model work in Mas2tering with focus on business strategies and collaboration opportunities amongst stakeholders in the low voltage grid. To do this, MAS²TERING business model work was presented, 3 invited speakers representing smart grid stakeholders presented their activities in the field and then a panel discussion followed. Thematic issues and conclusions from the presentations and discussions are provided herein.. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.3 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.4: “Workshop 4 Use Cases & Smart Grid Technologies II of II” – Published September 2017 (Month 36 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: Mas2tering D1.4_Workshop 4 – Smart Grid Technologies and Use Cases II – This deliverable summarises the conduct and key findings from the fourth and final scientific workshop organised under the Mas2tering project, entitled: “Smart Grid Technologies & Use Cases II.” The workshop was co-located with Sustainable Places 2017 hosted by Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK. Sustainable Places is an annual international conference focused on innovations for Energy-efficient Buildings and the wider smart grids that connect them. This fourth edition of the Mas2tering workshop series aimed at validating the project’s work to date with respect to its approach, technologies, use cases and in-progress results. For this purpose, a panel of three experts was formed and to them the project presented an Overview & Approach, Physical Testing at the ENGIE Crigen facilities, Simulation of the Cardiff Grid, Project Use Cases and the Business Model Approach. Thematic issues and conclusions from the presentations and discussions are provided herein.  [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.4 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.5: “Business strategies and collaboration opportunities” – Published August 2016 (Month 24 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-5_business-strategies-and-collaboration-opportunitiesThe Local Flexibility Market is presented as a multi-sided platform where the Local Flexibility Aggregator is positioned as the ‘match-maker’ between energy actors who need flexibility for efficiencies and Prosumers who have engaged in demand response initiatives. The multi-sided business model provides opportunities for numerous stakeholders to exploit through potential business strategies and collaboration opportunities that evolve with transitional phases of the market’s maturity. How the MAS²TERING products can facilitate and penetrate this new market is presented and a business rationale and linkage is made for the project use cases. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.5 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.6: “Use cases and business models vision I” – Published October 2015 (Month 14 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_1-6_use-cases-and-business-models-vision-i-of-ii-high-level-requirements-use-cases-and-business-orientations is a base document that aligns the project concept, approach, technical solutions and the business context. A project vision and storyline are established which guide optimization strategies, technical development and business model development. The scope of MAS²TERING is described using the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) as a reference framework for market design, actor interactions and common flexibility services between the actors. How MAS²TERING fits into grid operational regimes and market processes is described with a user story from the DSO perspective. The approach to business model development is detailed and 19 business model opportunities are identified in various clusters. These business models are then mapped into the project use cases. From a combination of the approach, technical solutions and business model opportunities, the report finishes with the elicitation of high level requirements and a first market analysis to assess the feasibility of the proposed solutions in the targeted markets of Belgium, France, Italy, the UK and Ireland. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.6 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D1.7: “Use cases and business models vision II” – Published March 2018 (Month 43 of  MAS²TERING) Mas2tering D1.7 (Mas2tering Business Models)_Final This report validates the Local Flexibility Aggregator (LFA) multi-sided business model through the development of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the three identified Mas2tering business cases. CBA are developed using the results of the simulation-based tests conducted for the UK Low Voltage Grid. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D1.7 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 2 (TI):

  • D2.1: “MAS2TERING platform technical requirements” – Published May 2015 (Month 43 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_2-1-platform-technical-requirements is focused on technical aspects of Information Technology (IT) aspects related to the MAS2TERING platform. It provides the following main outputs: Use cases and scenarios selected by the consortium; Technical requirements database; Development tasks list; High-level architecture; Cyber security requirements and attack scenarios. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D2.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D2.2: “MAS2TERING platform design document” – Published February 2015 (Month 6 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_2-2_platform-design-document provides the design of the monitoring infrastructure (as outcome of task T2.2), and of the multi-agent platform for grid management (as outcome of task T2.3). In the first part of the document, the monitoring infrastructure of the Low Voltage (LV) grid, which aims to provide the input data to the multi-agent platform, is described based on the project business and technical requirements and use cases. In the second part, the components of the multi-agent grid management platform are described, and the agent types, behaviors, and their interactions are defined using the Gaia methodology. The Multi Agent System (MAS) platform requirements are mapped into the platform components. The deliverable is concluded by a deployment plan. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D2.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 3 (CU):

  • D3.1: “Multi-agent systems holonic platform generic components”  – Published February 2016 (Month 18 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_3-1_multi-agent-systems-holonic-platform-generic-components is intended to provide a limited public release of the software components of the multi-agent holonic platform developed in MAS2TERING. This document provides the specificationsfor the smart grid data model for MAS²TERING, the agents and their behaviors that will run in the multi-agent system platform, and the constraints and the objectives for these agents. These specifications were obtained from the requirements obtained in D2.1, the use cases that follow the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) framework described in D6.1, and the multi-agent systems (MAS) platform described in D2.2. The GAIA methodology, which provides the methodological tools towards successfully and efficiently implementing problem solving MASs and which has been used in D2.2, has also been used in this deliverable. It is completed with the GAIA2JADE, which complements the implementation-independent GAIA methodology to support MAS development using the JADE framework. In addition, this document is accompanied by a software implementation of those components. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D3.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 4 (Airbus):

  • D4.1: “State of the art standards and technologies for cyber-security of smart grids”  – Published August 2016 (Month 24 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link:mas2tering_deliverable_4-1_state-of-the-art-standards-and-technologies-for-cybersecurity-of-smart-grids  – Cybersecurity is a fast evolving area of research and development that aims to keep pace with advancing cybercrimes, intrusions, and various forms of cyber-attacks. Advancing cybersecurity for the smart grid is of particular importance in order to assure the success of rolling out of its technologies and protect the critical electricity infrastructure. A distributed multi-agent-based platform is developed in the scope of MAS²TERINGproject, the detailed understanding of the available cybersecurity standards and technologies, and identification the gaps between existing standards and required standards are vital for the success of the project. The authors of the deliverable perform a security and privacy assessment of the three selected project use cases. The assessment helps identify areas of vulnerabilities and weaknesses that need to be addressed in the project. We then evaluate the state of the art of the security standards and technologies that are relevant to the project. In addition, we evaluate other relevant smart grid and telecommunication standards that are not security-focused from a security point of view. Based on this evaluation, we provide recommendations for improvements and justifications of choices made in the project. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D4.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 5 (TSSG):

  • D5.1: “Individual Agent Interface Design” – Published August 2015 (Month 12 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_5-1_individual-agent-communication-interface-design provides a high level design of the inter-communication between agents and the agents’ communication with other smart grid components that are considered in the three Mas2tering use cases. The design will be further detailed in D5.3 and implemented in D5.4 and D5.5. The communication architecture will consist of a holonic organisation of the multi-agent system and will address challenges of the smart grid such as security, scalability and distributed management. In addition, the document builds on the standards’ evaluation performed in D5.2 and relates the appropriate standards to each of the MAS²TERING use cases. The document discusses the use of Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA-ACL), Common Information Model (CIM) and other relevant standards for the message specification and communication between agents. Initial evaluation of FIWARE generic enablers was carried out as part of D2.1. This deliverable further analyses the potentially useful GEs that can enhance the non-domain specific features of the MAS²TERING platform. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D5.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D5.2: “Standards Assessment, Strategies for Power and IT combination standards” – Published May 2015 (Month 9 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_5-2_standards-assessment-strategies-for-power-and-it-combination-standards provides standards assessment, strategies for power and Information Technology (IT) combination standards as a means to consider the issues involved in combining a telecoms and an electricity network. The main purpose of combining the telecoms and electricity network is increased integration of electric power systems and IT systems. Standards assessment and evaluations, presented in the deliverable, provide detailed information on telecoms and energy standards available that are suitable for the MAS²TERING project. Additionally, recommendations for combining evaluated standards, identified areas for future improvements and an overview of the smart metering solutions and their standards in Italy, United Kingdom, France and Belgium are provided. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D5.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D5.3: “Global MAS Communication Design” – Published February 2016 (Month 18 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_5-3_global-mas-communication-design is a document that details the multi-agent communication architecture, based on the requirements and specifications described in WP2. The document includes a detailed description of the multi-agent communication architecture, including its physical and logical view and its integration with the underlying JADE platform. It also details the integration design of the multi-agent communication architecture with other (non-agent based) supporting components (e.g. Generic Enablers, PANDA access control software, forecasting services). The design reported in this document follows the Gaia agent design methodology adopted by MAS²TERING project. Additionally, the document details the process of generating messages exchanged among agents. This message exchange is based on the Mas2tering ontology and its alignment with standards (e.g. CIM, IEC61968 and openADR among others) is specified. There are eleven agent interaction protocols that are identified and detailed in this deliverable with their corresponding sequence diagrams. These agent interaction protocols are mapped into the project use cases, providing a description of each use case from a communication perspective. The report ends stating how the presented design fulfils the MAS²TERING communication requirements, how it will be secured using specific security components developed in WP4 and how the presented design sets the path for the development of communication components in forthcoming deliverables D5.4 and D5.3 [READ MORE ABOUT THE D5.3 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

    D5.5: “HAN interoperability software components” – Published November 2017 (Month 27 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_delieverable_5-5_HAN-interoperability-software-components This deliverable presents a set of software components developed to enhance interoperability at Home area network level. In the MAS2TERING architecture defined in D2.2, the Home Area Network is interfaced by the Multi Agent System using a unified set of APIs: this allows to deploy the agents in different contexts using the same protocol, dictionary and command syntax. The APIs are designed in order to ease the development of specific adaptation layers by exploiting standard and well-known web technologies.The following software components are presented in the document: • OSGi Device Abstraction Layer (DAL) bundles deployed in TI Energy Box: internal adaptation layer between Energy-Box specific APIs with standard DAL APIs. • OSGi DAL Web APIs bundle deployed in TI Energy Box: the software allowing the interaction with DAL APIs using HTTP and WebSocket protocols. • Java DAL Web APIs for Modbus devices: the adaptation layer between Modbus devices and DAL APIs • Fake devices environment used to ease the integration of Device Agent with DAL web APIs • EnergyAPI for Historical Data Server: a set of web APIs that allows the management of historical data collected in TI premises. • Graphical user interface for the final customer (provided also as an example of EnergyAPI exploitation) These software components are fundamental for the MAS2TERING platform since they provide the integration with real-world devices as well as APIs for integration of third parties components that need access to historical data collected on the field. READ MORE ABOUT THE D5.5 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE

Work Package 6 (SMS)

  • D6.1: “Detailed use cases scenarios” – Published May 2016 (Month 21 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_6-1_detailed-use-cases-scenariosMAS²TERING relies on three technical Use Cases to verify the usefulness and effectiveness of the technical solution developed as part of the project. Each Use Case targets a specific area of the LV grid and specific stakeholders. Role of the initial refinement process has been to outline the three Use Cases into the MAS²TERING conceptual framework to give consistency to the proposed services and define representative scenarios to be tested as part of the demonstration activities. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D6.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

    D6.3: “Use cases assessment and wider uptake” – Published March 2018 (Month 43 of  MAS²TERING) MAS2TERING_D6.3_Use cases assessment and wider uptake_final The MAS2TERING solution has been validated from both a functional and performance perspective. The impacts of the MAS2TERING solution must now be evaluated through analysis of use case implementation. This document provides this evaluation; firstly, through the limited scope of the simulation / experimental validation activities performed and secondly, from a more global perspective, by extrapolating the results to the National and European levels. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D6.3 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 7 (R2M):

  • D7.1: “Dissemination Plan” – Published November 2014 (Month 3 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_7-1_dissemination-plan serves as the base document for project communication and dissemination activities with detailed planning for the Year 1 dissemination plan. Updates to the content of this document and reporting on dissemination conducted will be provided in the project reporting surrounding project reviews. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D7.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D7.2: “Project Website”  – Published October 2014 (Month 2 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_7-2_project-website presents the developmental methodology and current infancy status of the MAS²TERING website, which was launched on September 11th, 2014. The project dedicated website will eventually become the base platform providing a common foundation for all external communications and stakeholder relationship building activities. It will also serve as the coordination point for centrifugal social media networking profiles as well as both private and public project documentation delivery channels. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D7.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D7.3: “Press Release” – Published October 2014 (Month 2 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_7-3_press-releaseThe first MAS²TERING press release has been created, released for distribution and published across several social networking platforms, the project website and several partner webpages. It is a general introduction of the project aims and objectives, its motivation and how it relates to societal benefit. This press release serves as a starting point for subsequent communication activities throughout the project lifecycle. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D7.3 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

    D7.4 Watch activities and standardization focused dissemination activities report – Published March 2018 (Month 43 of  MAS²TERING) [MORE ABOUT THE D7.4 REPORT UPLOADED SHORTLY]

    D7.6 Contributions to events and journals – Published January 2018 (Month 41 of  MAS²TERING) D7.6_Contributions to events and journal_final The deliverable, ‘D7.6 Contributions to events and journals’, reports on the contributions to events and journals resulted from the research and demonstration activities in the Mas2tering project. Mas2tering was aimed at developing distributed information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to enable decentralised flexibility management within the low-voltage (LV) electricity distribution network. The collaboration between energy and ICT partners offered an opportunity for multidisciplinary dissemination of project findings that allowed us to reach a wider audience. Effective dissemination increased project visibility to the target audience. During the course of the project, Mas2tering accomplished targeted dissemination through (a) the organisation of four special and joint sessions in scientific conferences, (b) presented research concepts and findings in thirteen industry and related events, (c) published twelve peer-reviewed articles in conferences, and (d) published five peer-reviewed journal articles. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D7.6 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

Work Package 8 (CEA):

  • D8.1: “Project Handbook & Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)” – Published November 2014 (Month 3 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_8-1_project-handbookThis handbook is a quick reference guide to the MAS²TERING Project for use by the partners. It sets out ways of collaborating and working that the partners have agreed to. Its function is to assist with the smooth running of the administration and research and to ensure partners have a shared resource for their day-­‐to-­‐day work. This handbook does not replace the existing detailed guidance that exists within the Contracts, Partnership Contracts and Agreements and the official FP7 Guidance from the European Commission. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D8.1 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

  • D8.2: “Periodic report #1” – Published August 2015 (Month 12 of MAS²TERING) / Download Link: mas2tering_deliverable_8-2_first_periodic-report-m12This report gives an account of the activities lead in the MAS²TERING project during its first year (from September 2014 to September 2015). The report includes a publishable summary, a detailed account of the activities lead in the various tasks and work-packages, a summary of progress and achievements and a summary of the use of resources. The report also includes the partners’ financial data. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D8.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

    D8.3: “Periodic report #2” 2nd periodic report
    M13-24 (Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016) Published October 2016 (M26), Download link:  Mas2tering – M13-24 Progress Report_Publishable summary 
    This report gives an account of the activities lead in the MAS2TERING project during the second period (from September 2015 to August 2016). The report includes a publishable summary, a detailed account of the activities lead in the various tasks and work-packages, a summary of progress and achievements, a summary of the use of resources and financial data. It also includes a summary of the recommendations from the intermediary technical review (M18) and the actions taken accordingly by the project. [READ MORE ABOUT THE D8.2 REPORT BY CLICKING HERE]

    D8.4: “Periodic report #3” To be uploaded shortly 

    D8.5: “Final report” To be uploaded shortly 

Produced MAS²TERING Media

Mas2tering Video #1 – “District energy management with multi-agent systems”

Mas2tering Video #2 -“MAS Platform: Final results of physical & simulated testing”