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UBITECH kicks off the SYNERGY Innovation Action on Big Data and AI-fueled synergetic energy-as-a-service applications

UBITECH is participating at the kick-off meeting, in Valencia, Spain (January 8-9, 2020), of the SYNERGY Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2020. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 872734) and spans on the period January 2020 – June 2023. The SYNERGY project introduces a novel reference big data architecture and platform that leverages data, primary or secondarily related to the electricity domain, coming from diverse sources (APIs, historical data, statistics, sensors/ IoT, weather, energy markets and various other open data sources) to help electricity stakeholders to simultaneously enhance their data reach, improve their internal intelligence on electricity-related optimization functions, while getting involved in novel data (intelligence) sharing and trading models, in order to shift individual decision-making at a collective intelligence level. To this end SYNERGY will develop a highly effective a Big Energy Data Platform and AI Analytics Marketplace, accompanied by big data-enabled applications for the totality of electricity value chain stakeholders (altogether integrated in the SYNERGY Big Data-driven EaaS Framework). SYNERGY will be validated in 5 large-scale demonstrators, in Greece, Spain, Austria, Finland and Croatia involving diverse actors and data sources, heterogeneous energy assets, varied voltage levels and network conditions and spanning different climatic, demographic and cultural characteristics.

Within SYNERGY, the UBITECH’s R&D team will drive the implementation of the End-to-end Interoperable Big Data Management Platform, incorporating the SYNERGY backbone infrastructure of the Core Big Data Management Platform (CBDMP), as well as the trusted data containers of the On-Premise Environment (OPE) and the Secure Experimentation Playground (SEP). Moreover, UBITECH will be responsible for the delivery of the data-at-rest and data-in-motion ingestion, management and curation services, as well as the end-to-end security, encryption and privacy assurance services in accordance with the requirements elicited for the energy domain.