Researchers are using 5G communications technology to create a simulator system aimed at inspiring businesses and residents to get involved in the development of new energy systems in Orkney. The “digital twinning” project will involve the creation of a virtual three-dimensional model of the islands, featuring components such as electric vehicles, domestic batteries and generators and turbines in use there. A “virtual dashboard” will also show some of the energy network’s main features and model a live 5G data connection to key assets. The project is being led by Heriot-Watt University’s Grid facility and supported by the Scotland 5G Centre.
Energy Voice 23rd April 2020 read more »