OpenGridLab | HES⁠-⁠SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Engineering & ArchitectureOpenGridLab

The objective of this project is to propose, realize and test an innovative concept based on the Internet of Things (IoT) to safely control a smart grid and provide other services such as, for example, home heating optimization, data acquisition and monitoring, alarm detection and transmission, health assistance of people etc.

Concretely the system will be able to acquire distributed measurements of all kinds and remotely control some electrical loads, home battery packs and energy producers. It will also be used to control other devices such as gas or oil heaters, controllable blinds, etc. The control architecture that is provided will be open and expandable. It includes a local control stage at the scale of a house to preserve the privacy of the end-users and a “global” control stage whose scale can be from one neighborhood to an entire country. It will accommodate both local optimization algorithms to meet the needs of end users (e.g. maximization of auto consumption) and global optimization algorithms to achieve the goals of the electrical network operator (e.g. to clip the power peaks). The system will be tested with predictive optimization algorithms, in particular depending on the weather forecasts. It will be deployed in different sites in a real grid.


Jean-Daniel Marcuard

HES⁠-⁠SO Rectorate
Route de Moutier 14
2800 - Delémont
T +41 58 900 00 00 - F +41 58 900 00 01
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