Background: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing field. IoT is defined as a network of interconnected and communicating objects through different standardized protocols.
The electricity sector is undergoing a major technological transformation. Indeed, we are moving from a world where consumption is predictable and production planned to a world where production is difficult to predict (intermittent renewable energy) and the requirement for planned consumption. Connected objects potentially offer the ability to make the instantaneous cost of electricity visible. This will allow energy managers to optimize their networks in real time.
The aim is to offer an IOT-based control system for a micro-network with the aim of managing and optimizing the energy flow. This control system must be able to interface with different sensors installed on the system as well as a weather station. The objective is to control storage, loads (consumption), etc. in real time.
As shown in the figure below, theIcam has the following laboratory equipment:
- PV panels,
- a wind turbine emulator,
- an electrochemical storage device,
- electrical charges (convector, lamps, 230 V. etc.),
- weather station,
- wired and wireless sensors,
- industrial automatons
The hybrid production system can be connected to the power grid or operate autonomously.
The work required consists of:
- Designing and instrumenting the platform,
- Tracking weather, energy consumption and production data
- Follow the production of photovoltaics, wind and battery charge,
- Create a monitoring system (with the Grafana tool) of the relevant parameters of the multi-source power plant,
- Development of a remote (real-time) monitoring and steering tool to maximize self-consumption and monitor the operation of the multi-source system.
- Make a Human-Machine Control/Control interface,
- Contribute to a publication in a specialized or/and scientific journal
Instrumentation, renewable energies, man-machine interface, modelling.