ProCemPlus - Prosumer Centric Energy Communities towards Energy Ecosystem

The project covered various questions regarding the benefits of energy communities within the energy systems. Within the whole consortium, the questions included at least information technology, electrical engineering, control engineering, and legal questions.

My main task was to coordinate the multidisciplinary, interorganizational development team for the microservice-based simulation platform SimCES (Simulation Environment of Complex Energy System). The team included experts from the fields of software, electrics, and automation. The team developed the platform component by component, which necessitated plenty of coordination and discussion.

SimCES is distributed over Internet with an asynchronous message broker, which eliminates any direct dependencies between the simulation components regarding timing, the physical location, or software platforms. SimCES is built upon RabbitMQ and Docker, and the primary programming language is Python although any language is possible for the simulation components. SimCES is has been published as open source.


Example scenario built as a SimCES simulation

Related items at Kannisto.org

Publications: (Click to see listing)

Software: SimCES Simulation Platform


FunderBusiness Finland
Grant ID(s)
  • 842/31/2019; Tampere University
  • 8211/31/2018; VTT
  • 863/31/2019; Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Final reporthttps://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-2238-0


  • Tampere University (FI)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI)
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences (FI)


  • AGCO Power Oy (FI)
  • Comsel Oy (FI)
  • Elenia Oy (FI)
  • Huurre Oy (FI)
  • Lempäälän Energia Oy (FI)
  • Loiste Oy (FI)
  • MX Electrix Oy (FI)
  • Siemens Oy (FI)
  • Suomen yliopistokiinteistöt Oy (FI)
  • Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy (FI)
  • Wapice Oy (FI)