The project ’Cloud computing as an enabler of large scale variable distributed energy solutions: Bright Clouds – Dark Clouds’ (BC-DC) will produce research-based models for the development of variable distributed production of energy. The Consortium aims to find solutions that allow large applications of renewable resources in cost efficient ways. We study how economic market mechanisms, combined with new generation ICT and digital services and modern weather forecasts, enable this goal. A main goal of the project is to develop a cloud-computing-based marketplace for electricity trading where all the above mentioned items can be combined. The utilization of project deliverables shall be enhanced through a knowledge management interaction model. The aim of the interaction model is to establish an active community where members share knowledge of distributed energy production and explore its possibilities.
Professor Rauli Svento
University of Oulu