Energy Informatics is a brand-new initiative established by Department of Informatics and UiO:Energy at University of Oslo, Norway.
Energy informatics leverages state-of-the-art ICT (information and communication technology) to tackle the global warming and climate change challenges. The scope of energy informatics includes computing and communications technologies and their applications for sustainable energy sectors (e.g., smart grid, solar power, wind energy, electric vehicles, energy, storage, smart cities, green data center, green computing).
We started a new course INF5870/INF9870 "Energy Informatics" from Spring Semester in 2017. From Jan. 2019, the course has a new code IN5410/IN9410 "Energy Informatics". This course lay the foundations to understand where and how computer engineering techniques apply in the energy systems.
Key features of the course:
- Invited speakers from industry experts (e.g., Green Mountain, BKK, WindSim, Statnett, Hafslund, Statkraft, Powel, NVE, DNV GL)
- Invited speakers from the world-leading scientists in both energy and ICT domain
- Learn state-of-the-art ICT techniques for future energy systems
- Learn through assignments, programming and real datasets
Please find more information about teaching plan at: IN5410/IN9410 "Energy Informatics"
“Energy Informatics” studies state-of-the-art computer science for sustainable future energy systems. Our research interests include
- Smart Grid Communications, Control, Optimization and Cyber Security
- IoT/Fog/Cloud Computing for Smart Grid
- Green Computing and Energy Efficiency
- Big Data Analytics for Smart Energy Management
- Blockchain for Smart Energy Systems
We have great interest in both theoretical and data-driven approaches. Some typical techniques include: control and optimization, game theory, data analytics, and machine learning. We are either a project coordinator or a key partner in the following research projects.
- PACE (Partnership for joint Curriculum Development and Research in Energy Informatics), partnership programme in research and education with UiS, University of Lille and TU Munich, RCN/SiU funded
- LUCS (Learning to Understand and Control nation-wide Smart grids of energy prosumers), partnership programme in research and education with Simula Research Laboratory and TU Berlin, RCN/SiU funded
- GreenCharge (demonstration of technical solutions and viable business models for electrical vehicle charging), H2020 project
- SmartNEM (Smart Community Neighborhood - driven by Energy Informatics), RCN/EnergiX funded
- IoTSec (Security in IoT for Smart Grids). RCN funded.
- TIDENET (Theoretical and Data-driven Approaches for Energy-efficient Networks): RCN funded.
- ProNET (Protection of Power Electronically Interfaced LV Distributed Generation Networks)
- CPS Lab at UiO for Cyber Physical Systems
We have regular tutorials on related topics in ComSoc (IEEE Communications Society), PES (IEEE Power & Energy Society) and VTS (IEEE Vehicular Technology Society) flagship inernational conferences. Normally, all tutorials are 3-hours tutorial on a specific topic.
- Tutorial, "Blockchain for Smart Energy Systems", IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Asia (IEEE ISGT Asia 2019), Chengdu, China (planned)
- Tutorial, "Blockchain for Smart Energy Systems", IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European (IEEE ISGT Europe 2018), October 21-25, 2018 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Tutorial, "Electric Vehicles and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)", 2018 Summer School on Future Energy Information Networks (SS-FEIN), Oslo, 3-7 Sept. 2018
- Tutorial, "Internet of Vehicles: When SDN, Edge Computing and Big Data Meet Intelligent Transport Systems", IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC2018-Spring), June 2018, Porto, Portugal
- Tutorial, "Energy Internet: Concepts and Key Technologies", IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) (IEEE ISGT Asia 2018), May 2018, Singapore
Tutorial, "Energy Informatics: Communications, Learning and Optimization", IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, Dec. 2017, Singapore
Tutorial, "Energy Internet: Concepts and Key Technologies", IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European (IEEE ISGT Europe 2017), September 2017, Torino, Italy
Tutorial, "Vehicle-to-Grid: Control, Optimization and Cyber-Security", 2017 IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017) August 2017, Harbin, China
Tutorial, "Demand Response Management in Smart Grid", IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European (IEEE ISGT Europe 2016), October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
We have many master projects within the scope of energy informatics, for example,
- Machine leaning and deep learning for wind energy forecasting
- Machine learning for battery health status prediction
- Machine learning for traffic flow forecasting
- Green Cloud and Wind-driven Clouds: investigating the benefits achievable from co-locating data centers and wind farms
- Big Data for Weather: Big Weather Data Storage and Analysis and Prediction
- Big Data Analytics for Weather Forecasting
- Electric Vehicles: How Many Charging Stations Needed for e-Cars in Oslo by 2020?
Please find all available master thesis at: Available Master Thesis
We have established tight collaboration with industry, Norwegian and international universities.
UiO:Energy: one of three strategic priority areas at the university