Trialog’s activity on smart energy domain is based on both EU-funded R&I projects and industrial projects for customers. It focuses on the following scope:

  • Energy Grid: grid management, RES integration, real-time observability and control, substations automation, metering
  • Flexibility: flexibility markets, business processes, use-cases, demand-response, flexible assets management, flexibility trading, settlement, energy management, local energy community (LEC)
  • Smart home, smart building: smart appliances, customer energy manager (CEM), building automation, grid-ready buildings
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) integration: smart charging, vehicle-to-grid (V2G), grid-support services
  • Horizontal matters:
    • Use-cases and architecture: use-case methodology (IEC 62559), reference use-cases, Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAL), reference architecture
    • Interoperability: interoperability-by-design, semantic interoperability, protocols and standards, ontologies, interoperability testing, certification
    • Data spaces: data exchange reference architecture, cross-sector data exchange, common energy data space, data space connectors and building blocks
    • Trustworthiness: cybersecurity, privacy-by-design, data protection
    • IoT-Edge-Cloud: decentralised processing, smart edge substations, IoT-Edge-Cloud continuum
    • Standardization and international cooperation: BRIDGE, ETIP SNET, AIOTI, IEC, CEN/CENELEC/ETSI, …

Fig. x ~ Main challenges tackled by Trialog in the Smart Energy domain


In relation to its Smart Energy R&I activities, Trialog’s objectives are:

  1. To identify relevant technologies that can further be industrialized to support growing markets;
  2. to support its customers and partners to demonstrate how these innovative technologies can enable novel use-cases in demonstration pilots.