2nd LarGo! Stakeholder Workshop

7th – 8th February, 2019 | 12.30 – 17:30, 9:00 – 12:00 | Vienna, Austria


LarGo! enables the mass roll-out of smart grid applications for grid and energy management by defining a seamless, safe and secure application deployment process for the grid and customer domain. The critical challenge of stable and resilient system operation is addressed in a setting where communication systems are used for both smart grid run-time operation, including monitoring and control, and ICT maintenance, such as application deployment and remote configuration. To assess the large-scale effects of application deployment, system maintenance and operations, a utility-scale, but highly accurate, emulation of the required ICT systems will be developed. Potential suboptimal operational states are analyzed in-depth, and appropriate measures for resilient system operation will be designed and tested. In two filed tests, at the DSO (Austria) and customer (Germany) level, selected smart grid applications are deployed to demonstrate and verify the LarGo! deployment process.

The aim of the workshop is to present some early results from the LarGo! project and to discuss these with the other attending stakeholders and members of the ERA-Net SG+ community. Attendees are invited to give a short presentation of their project, see agenda below.

Furthermore, a live demonstration in the AIT SmartEST laboratory will be presented. The demo will introduce the challenges of software service rollouts for the smart grid, showing how failures could result in a reduced ability to control the grid. This reduced control could lead to hazards, such as a reduction in power quality. A real-time simulation of an energy distribution network will be presented and early implementations of software from the LarGo! project will be shown. The aim of the demonstration is to motivate the on-going activities in LarGo! and promote discussion on the solutions the project is investigating.


The draft agenda of the 2nd LarGo! Stakeholder Workshop is found below and as download.

Day One, 7th February, 2019
12:30 – 13:00Registration and Coffee
13:00 – 13:15Welcome and Workshop Objectives
Friederich Kupzog, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
13:15 – 13:45 An Overview of the LarGo! Project: Motivation and Objectives
Filip Pröstl Andrén, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
13:45 – 14:15 An Overview of the SonnWende+ Project
Andreas Schneemann, Energie Kompass GmbH, Innovationslabor act4.energy
14:15 – 15:00 Largo! Rollout Process: Requirements and Design
Florian Kintzler, Siemens
Marco Mittelsdorf, Fraunhofer, ISE
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Short Presentations of ERA-NET projects (10-15 min each)
InterFlex, FISMEP, m2M-Grid, E-REGIO, RestoreGrid4RES
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on Projects Requirements in relation to LarGo!
Key Questions:

  1. Is your project requiring software deployments and do you see added value in the LarGo! approach?

  2. What practical issues in the context of software update and distributed functionality do you experience?

  3. Who will take over the role of software maintenance in a (local) energy community?

  4. Where do you see connection points between your project solutions and the LarGo! approach for security and resilience?

Day Two, 8th February, 2019
9:00 – 9:30Secure and Resilient Software Rollout in Energy Systems
Henrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
9:30– 10:30LarGo! Demo
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30Overview of the VirtueGrid Project
Oliver Jung, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
11:30 – 12:00Wrap-up and Outlook
Friederich Kupzog, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Filip Pröstl Andrén, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
12:00 – 13:30Lunch (optional)

Location Information

The 2nd LarGo! Stakeholder Workshop will take place at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology:

Giefinggasse 2
1210, Vienna

A description how to reach AIT is available here.

The following hotels are located close to the workshop venue:


Attendance at the 2nd LarGo! Stakeholder Workshop is free. Registration is required. If you want to attend the workshop please contact us here.