H2020-EU.2.1.1. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Project Title
Enabling Smart Energy as a Service via 5G Mobile Network advances
Project Active
Project Duration
€ 6,941,275
€ 6,833,775
Project Summary

Despite a number of software frameworks and reference architectures have made available for 5G enabling technologies, there is a clear gap to bridge towards 5G seamless application with a number of “vertical” sectors. Energy vertical represents undoubtedly one of the most significant “test cases” for 5G enabling technologies, due to the need of addressing a huge range of very diverse requirements to deal with across a variety of applications (stringent capacity for smart metering/AMI versus latency for supervisory control and fault localization).However, to effectively support energy utilities along their transition towards more decentralized renewable-oriented systems,  several open issues still remain as to 5G networks management automation, security, resilience, scalability and portability.  To face these issues, NRG-5 will research and develop a novel  5G PPP-compliant software framework specifically tailored to the energy domain, which combines i) trusted, scalable and lock-in free plug ‘n’ play support for a  variety  of  constrained devices;  ii) 5G devices’ abstractions to demonstrate mMTC, uMTC and xMBB communications coupled with partially distributed, trusted, end-to-end security and MCM to enable secure, scalable and energy efficient communications; iii) extended Mobile Edge Computing (xMEC) micro-clouds to reduce backhaul load, increase the overall network capacity and reduce delays, while facilitating the deployment of generic MTC-related NFVs and utility-centric VNFs; iv) an extended 5G ETSI-MANO predictive analytics framework to support automated, dynamic, elastic VNF reconfiguration.  Extensive lab based validation will be complemented with real life demonstrations in two pilot sites (Italy, France) where proof-of-concept implementations for 5G-enabled electricity and gas distribution network optimized management will be offered, while offering support to 5G PPP phase III projects via demonstrating high replication potential towards other verticals.

SingularLogic is leading tasks that pertain to efficient and reliable VNF chaining for NS creation and optimal VNF deployment activities, respectively. Moreover, SingularLogic participates in the determination of the functional and non-functional project requirements and the architecture determination and decomposition. Further and capitalizing on their experience in energy management context activities, SILO participates in the validation developments for the AMI as a Service and Demand Response as a Service use cases.