New data processing options are leading to completely new approaches to designing smart energy systems using methods related to simulation, IoT platforms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and user integration. These will also be used to expand and transform the TU Graz Campus Inffeldgasse in the UserGRIDs project, so that it will develop into the innovation district INNOVATION DISTRICT INFFELD by 2030.
The aim of the project is to be able to operate the research and teaching campus of Graz University of Technology with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. The demonstration on the TU Graz campus uses 30 buildings with a gross floor area of around 125.000 m2 to show how a complex energy system can be created despite different requirements and usage behavior as well as strongly fluctuating consumption and generation characteristics. In the course of the project, operators of complex energy systems and plants also benefit, as the use of complex energy services is tested and evaluated.