Supporting Common RTD actions in WBCs for developing Low Cost and Low Risk ICT based solutions for TPPs Energy Efficiency increasing

Acronym: WBalkICT
Project ID: ERA 93
Funding including national funding and EC funding:
Total costs: 163,130 € SEE-ERA.NET PLUS funding: 133,034 €
Project duration: 01.10.2010 / 30.09.2012

Summary:
West Balkan(WB) region is a heterogeneous area. Specifically, in terms of energy there isn’t one common power grid and there are different National behavior of energy consumption. The WestBalkan Region should become effectively part of the EU Energy Market, using two mechanisms: - the power producers and energy consumers must be confident on the market mechanism, by establishing and implementing independent energy market transactions mechanism; - to make the energy production and consumption more efficient. The EC Directive on Energy Efficiency (2006/32/EC) provides a good framework for strengthening European wide co-operation on energy efficiency. In EC “Action Plan for Energy Efficiency” - SEC (2506) 1073, EC underlined that opportunities offered by Information and Communication technologies play a crucial role in large energy and environmental benefits, including GHGs effect mitigation needed under the Kyoto Protocol by 2012. The main focus of the proposal is for WBCs Thermal Power Plants using fossil fuels, with high contributions to energy losses, noxious emissions, including GHGs. The present energy utilization in WBCs is practically far behind the EU countries, due to a lot of causes, highlighted in “Background and state of the art” section. The project proposal initiates a strong JERPs scientific cooperation, with innovative approaches, high scientific level, in order to correlate in an optimal form, using ITC last generation solutions, the procedures and techniques from fossil fuels burning processes thermodynamics, mathematical modeling, modern methods of flue gases analysis, combustion control. The project proposes intelligent and performant low cost ICT based systems, in an interdisciplinary approach, integrated in different system structures, mainly from Artificial Intelligence category, dedicated to monitor, control and optimize the technological processes from TPPs using fossil fuels.

Partners involved:

SC IPA SA
IT Dpt.
169, Calea Floreasca street
14459 Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Gabriel Spiridon spiridon@ipa.ro

University of Zagreb
Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment
Ivana Lucica
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Drazen Loncar dloncar@fsb.hr

Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy
Mike Petrovica Alasa 12-14
11001 Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Predrag Stefanovic pstefan@vinca.rs