A big scale digital twin with a cause: monitoring a whole campus
The technology the team is working on involves the making of a digital twin of the campus. Some specific points of the campus have been chosen to create a relevant network of hotspots from which consumption of electricity is monitored.
The goal of the monitoring and of this new model’s proposition involving energy trading would be to improve the production capability in order to match the consumption needs of the campus.
Thanks to tests on simplified cases, it will be possible to make a simulation of a self-sufficient campus, running on own produced and consumed energy.
Based on the simulation on the digital twin, the developers will suggest conclusions and recommendation on the benefits of such a monitoring system compared to the current market. In the end of the research, they will be able to propose a market model that could approach the current energy shortage’s situation.
A nice to know fact: on the monitored network we can identify an hospital. It’s the CHU de Liège. This university hospital is combining the services of an hospital with the education of medical students and research. In this case, the hospital’s energetic needs are being monitored in order to be able to evaluate what it would take to feed his energy needs in a system of own produced energy trading.