The OrPHEuS project elaborates a Hybrid Energy Network Control System for Smart Cities implementing the scientific concept of Cooperative Existance. The project intends to define new cooperative local grid and inter-grid control strategies for the optimal interactions between multiple energy grids by enabling simultaneous optimization for individual response requirements, energy efficiencies and energy savings as well as coupled operational, economic and social impacts. Starting from existing system setups in two cities, enhanced operational scenarios are demonstrated for today’s market setup, as well as for future market visions. Active from 2013 to 2016, the OrPHEuS project aimed at solutions for optimizing the interaction among multiple energy grids which are connected through coupling points and defined as hybrid energy grids.
Keywords: optimisation, smart cities, thermal network, sector coupling, renewable energy, hybrid energy grid