This project makes use of PowerMatcher a software developed in the Netherlands. The project adds a ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) XMPP Interface to PowerMatcher to provide cyber protection and facilitate data sharing.


Gaining cooperation with Smart Cities to participate (Complete)
Linkage will be by wireless communications to PowerMatcher sites in local cities and authorized data shared for data analysis and testing
Demonstration of operation to aggregators/utilities
Connection to energy market

Major Requirements:.

1. Gain support from participating smart cities (Complete)
2. Gain cooperation of organizations in the Netherlands (Complete)
3. Develop XMPP interface to PowerMatcher Flexible Energy Interface (In-progress)
4. Deployment software in participating smart cities (2016/2017)
5. Analyze result to assure cyber protection
6. Demonstrate capabilities to the community and local utilities as part of the community resiliency programs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

The IoT/PowerMatcher TE network will spur innovation and create jobs to help consumers to obtain energy savings and owner control over who has access to their data. • It will provide local visibility of price and power consumption and renewable generation availability for fairness and transparency, • It will provide incentives for efficiency and engage consumers. • renewables integration, • net metering, (a system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.) • investment, reliability and fixed cost recovery, • dynamic pricing and price responsive demand • decentralized generation, storage and community Microgrid’s • policies for prosumers in local communities to participate in energy markets • balance of the power grid • cyber protection (i.e. privacy and trust) • authorization by owners to share data • Scalability
Energy reduction from homes and building (30%), increase in use of solar power (20%) and increase customer awareness of the benefits (50%)
Measurement Methods:

Transactions will be tested over 12-18 months to observe operations and expand the network. Information on operations will be tracked in log files and trends. The economic benefits will be analyzed and compared. Residents/citizens inquires will be obtain of their satisfaction of better control over their energy usage. PowerMatcher offers a passive approach that does not require any changes by the local utility and its connections. It offers a fair, either forward or spot agreement, to change their energy usage pattern and to leverage solar renewable energy when available.


PowerMatcher was developed in the Netherlands by the Flexible Energy Alliance Network (FAN) and will make use of ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) XMPP Interface the 1st Semantic Web 3.0 Standard for the Internet for Things (IoT*) and will use different sensor interfaces to connect PowerMatcher with Energy Flexibility Interface APIs.

Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability:

Federation of PowerMatcher sites can be replicated, highly scalable and sustainable. PowerMatcher is already used in 6 major cities in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany. This would be the first use of PowerMatcher in the US which will include cyber protection and data sharing.


The work of our Action Cluster will demonstrate that the energy grid can be balanced without intervention by the utility which can augment deployment of a community Microgrid and to allow consumers to be prosumers to gain the benefits of renewable solar energy.

Demonstration/Deployment Phases:

Phase I Pilot/Demonstration 2016:

Initial test sites are selected and development of the collaborative secure interface for PowerMatcher using ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) will begin during the Summer of 2016. The architectural framework will be reviewed by the cities and align with their community resiliency plan schedule

Phase II Deployment 2017:
System will have been tested and viewed by various utilities and ready for full scale operation aligning with deployments of community resiliency plans and Microgrid projects in the Smart Cities

Team Information: Team Lead:
William J. Miller
[email protected]

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