R&D Nester participates in the SusCity project


R&D Nester is a partner of the project ‘SusCity: Urban data driven models for creative and resourceful urban transitions' under the MIT Portugal Program. Besides R&D Nester, SusCity involves several universities, institutes and national companies, being funded by FCT Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Ministério da Educação e Ciência and a large set of industrial partners.

Started in 2015 and with an expected duration of 3 years, SusCity is a research and development project of a technological nature which the main scientific area of study covers the topic of sustainable cities. SusCity focuses on several structural aspects in the transition towards future cities such as information and communication technology, water and waste management, mobility and smart grids. Through collection and processing of massive amounts of urban data the project aims to develop new tools and services to promote an efficient use of urban resources with reduced environmental impacts.

The participation of R&D Nester in the SusCity project is focused on its smart grids' dimension, together with partners such as INESC TEC and EDP Distribuição. In particular, the work developed will result in new tools for assessing the impact in power systems of an increased penetration of distributed energy resources (photovoltaics; electric vehicles and controllable loads) in more sustainable cities. New electricity market models will also be studied to allow the market participation of new agents (aggregators; flexible loads; renewable power plants), namely through bids of a probabilistic nature.

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