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Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.06.2017 to 30.11.2019
EU contribution:
6.833.775 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 762013.  


Enabling Smart Energy as a Service via 5G Mobile Network advances (NRG-5)


Despite a number of software frameworks and reference architectures have made available for 5G enabling technologies, there is a clear gap to bridge towards 5G seamless application with a number of “vertical” sectors. Energy vertical represents undoubtedly one of the most significant “test cases” for 5G enabling technologies, due to the need of addressing a huge range of very diverse requirements to deal with across a variety of applications (stringent capacity for smart metering/AMI versus latency for supervisory control and fault localization).However, to effectively support energy utilities along their transition towards more decentralized renewable-oriented systems, several open issues still remain as to 5G networks management automation, security, resilience, scalability and portability. To face these issues, NRG-5 will research and develop a novel 5G PPP-compliant software framework specifically tailored to the energy domain, which combines i) trusted, scalable and lock-in free plug ‘n’ play support for a variety of constrained devices; ii) 5G devices’ abstractions to demonstrate mMTC, uMTC and xMBB communications coupled with partially distributed, trusted, end-to-end security and MCM to enable secure, scalable and energy efficient communications; iii) extended Mobile Edge Computing (xMEC) micro-clouds to reduce backhaul load, increase the overall network capacity and reduce delays, while facilitating the deployment of generic MTC-related NFVs and utility-centric VNFs; iv) an extended 5G ETSI-MANO predictive analytics framework to support automated, dynamic, elastic VNF reconfiguration.


  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy (Coordinator)
  • Thales Six GTS France SAS, France
  • SingularLogic Anonymi Etaireia Pliroforiakon Systimaton Kai Efarmogon Pliroforikis, Greece
  • Ineo Energy and Systems, France
  • Societatea Nationala de Gaze Naturale Romgaz S.A., Romania
  • ASM Terni S.p.A., Italy
  • British Telecommunications Public Limited Company, United Kingdom
  • Wind Tre S.p.A., Italy
  • Hispasat S.A., Spain
  • Power Operations Limited, United Kingdom
  • VISIONA Ingeniería de Proyectos S.L., Spain
  • OPTIMUM Anonimi Etairia Technologies Pliroforikis, Greece
  • Emotion S.r.l., Italy
  • Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
  • Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima Stereas Elladas, Greece
  • Sorbonne Université, France
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, France (Participation ended)
  • Centrul Roman al Energiei – CRE, Romania
  • Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, United States
  • Keysight Technologies Denmark ApS, Denmark
  • Universidad de Málaga, Spain