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The University of Liège will participate in the project by associating two laboratories with complementary expertise: the Montefiore Institute, specialising in microgrids and the Geomatics Unit specialising in spatial data modelling. The Montefiore research unit is the department of electrical engineering and computer science of ULg. Within the department, several professors specialize in electrical power systems, from large scale applications (e.g. EU energy markets) down to mico-grids and local energy communities, with a particular focus on data-driven applications using machine learning and optimization. The group of Pr. Bertrand Cornélusse has recentlty participated in microgrids projects such as MeryGrid (local energy market for a community microgrid) and MiRIS (energy management for optimal storage and renewable energy management), and is now involved in a new project named IntegCER that will start in 2020 and extend the concepts previously studied on a large industrial park. Professor Cornélusse has recently authored scientific articles related to local energy communities organization and application of Blockchain to energy markets. The Geomatics Unit has a very high experience in the field of 3D digitization and management of large volumes of spatialized data. These skills are essential to develop the technical aspects of Microgrids’ spatialized models, in particular using CityGML tools. More than 170 fundamental and applied research projects have been contracted in about twenty years by the members of the Geomatics Unit. Its fundamental research activities cover spatial databases and geographic information systems (design, development, interoperability, 3D GIS, etc.), remote sensing (e.g. satellite photogrammetry), terrestrial data acquisition techniques (e.g. terrestrial photogrammetry, geometrology, GPS) and the modelling of spatially continuous phenomena (“surface modelling”). The unit is also active in the management of heritage and historical data. Recently, the unit has worked on the following projects: Terra Mosana (Interreg), Calakmull 4D GIS (Belspo – UNESCO), Virtual Leodium (ULg – IPW), St-Paul 3D (FNRS), Jehay 3D (Province of Liège), etc. In addition, the Geomatics Unit has on several occasions played the role of coordinator in regional, national and international projects. Specific mention should be made of Professor Billen’s role as chairman and financial coordinator in the European Action COST TU0801 and Terra Mosana

Pierre-Henri Lefebvre