Tuesday june 28 2022
13.40 - 14.10
How to make energy flexibility in the built environment work: applying the S2 standard in practice
The lack of interoperability is one of the main barriers for largescale deployment of energy flexibility applications in the built environment. Currently there are no common energy management systems that integrate devices of different types, such as EV chargers, home batteries, PV systems and heat pumps. The newly published S2 (EN50491-12-2) standard has the potential to break this interoperability barrier down. Having a standard is one thing, applying it in practice is another. Within the GO-e project Dutch research and industry partners work together on an open architecture which allows both device manufacturers as energy manufacturer companies to easily harness the possibilities of the S2 protocol.
About Wilco Wijbrandi
Wilco is a smart energy researcher at TNO, the Dutch institute of applied scientific research. He has a background in Computing Science. Wilco works on ICT in the energy domain, with the goal of allowing more renewable energy in our energy mix. He works on both algorithms and protocols for energy management, demonstrating technology in lab settings, pilot projects and in cooperation with commercial parties, and is involved in standardization of protocols. Technologies Wilco has worked on include S2, ReFlex, PowerMatcher and EF-Pi.
About Mente Konsman
Mente Konsman is a technical consultant at TNO on the field of smart grids. He has a background in AI and telecommunication infrastructures. Around 2010 he made a shift towards IT architectures for smart grids where he mainly worked on unlocking flexibility from smart assets. He stood at the basis of the Energy Flexibility Interface (EFI) which later involved into the CEN-CENELEC S2 interface (EN50491-12-2).
TNO is the largest Research & Technology Organization (RTO) in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. We connect people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society. We work for a wide variety of customers: governments, the SME’s, large companies, service providers and NGOs. Through 4 programmes the TNO unit Energy Transition strives for:
- Renewable electricity
- CO2 neutral industry
- Sustainable subsurface
- System transition