Franhaufer IAIS (BDE Project coordinator) and CRES (Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving – BDE Energy partner) organized on December 21st, 2016 the first online hangout about Big Data in the H2020 Societal Challenge Secure, Clean and Efficient energy in the framework of the BigDataEurope (BDE) project.
The aim of the first on-line hangout was to introduce BigDataEurope project to new stakeholders, update the community with the recent developments and activities, introduce the concept of the first pilot case and investigate other candidate fields for BDE platform application.
With the first presentation, Simon Scerri (Franhaufer) introduced the challenges and opportunities of Big Data technologies along with an overview of Data Value chain evolution. In the sequel the aims, rationale and activities of the BDE project were presented. BDE technical landscape was also described in brief, focusing on the Data Aggregator platform architecture.
CRES (F.Mouzakis) presented the Energy domain, identifying the related data, analytics and use in the domain along with the primary stakeholders.
The technical background was presented in detail by Andreas Ikonomopoulos (NCSR Demokritos – Energy technical partner), followed by an overview of the large scale data tools and technologies and the description of the BDE Data aggregator (architecture and components). Example use cases in a variety of fields (i.e. climate modelling, crop yield prediction and alert stream case) were presented, all having in common the components available for the BDE platform.
The concept of the first BDE pilot in Energy domain was presented by CRES (F.Mouzakis). As the first showcase in the energy domain the System Monitoring example was selected. The use case is typical in the energy domain with its strong industrial footprint and relevant to other domain with system and process monitoring challenges (i.e. transport or manufacturing). The purpose of the pilot is the demonstration that the current IT developments can deliver solutions towards the cost-effective and reliable management of a large number of energy producing units. The pilot will focus on the condition monitoring of Wind Energy converter units. The outline of such systems was presented along with snapshots of the data and the related analytics results. The pilot aims to present to the community the capabilities of the available Big Data technology tools (in the form of the BDE platform) for the task of monitoring a wide network of sensors producing a high volume of data; the paradigm being the operation and condition monitoring of wind energy converters. The pilot will include exemplary analytics modules. The solutions are based on the efficient data management and analytics of all available raw data streams, without any data reductions.
The third part of the webinar regarded the next pilot candidate cases, namely in the Building Energy Management field and in the research infrastructure field. A. Androutsopoulos (CRES) presented an overview of the building management systems focusing on its future potential in terms of foreseen revenues, services and most important data management challenges. The presentation concluded with technical information related to system configuration, sensors, system communication media and protocols.
Finally, D. Foussekis (CRES) presented WindScanner (EERA) a unique new and distributed infrastructure for research in the large-volume wind fields engulfing today’s and future huge on- and offshore wind energy converters. The presentation included the infrastructure concept, the technological background and the resulting data management challenges. The presentation made clear that BDE platform will be ideal for supporting the research activities in the energy domain.
The BDE SC3 team thank all of you who have contributed to the online hangout and the workshop this year and invite you to stay tuned on our W3C group or sign up for the newsletter to stay informed and up-to-date!