Key data

Duration: 48 months

Start date: 1st January 2023

Overall budget: 6M €

Partners: 11

Demonstrators: EDP – Multi-level Smart Charging; ACT- Factory; GMV- Space; TID- Telco



TaRDIS’s main goal is to significantly ease the complexity and reduce the effort of building correct and efficient heterogeneous swarms.

TaRDIS focuses on supporting the correct and efficient development of applications for swarms and decentralised distributed systems, by combining a novel programming paradigm with a toolbox for supporting the development and execution of applications. The toolbox will be integrated, tested and validated in the EDP use case.


  • Energy use case coordination by EDP NEW;
  • EDP NEW hosts an MSc student bringing Academia closer to Industry.
  • Research and Innovation Action.
  • Gender equality in personnel and prominent functions.


The TaRDIS solutions will be demonstrated and validated in 4 different scenarios. For the energy use case, EDP will use the specialised equipment inside EDP laboratories to simulate an energy community.

The Key Innovations:

  1. The introduction of a multi-level smart charging architecture, from edge to cloud.
  2. Optimised orchestration of edge devices (EV chargers) based on Federated Reinforcement Learning.
  3. Increased resiliency of the energy grid through multi-level optimisation (Residential, Community, Global).

This activity will leverage from the expertise of EDP, which will make use of its expertise as an energy utility with a role in different parts of the energy value chain, making with this approach the electrical grid resilient to the upcoming rising of Electric vehicles (EVs) connect to the grid. These EVs can be seen as flexible loads, these flexible loads can charge during peaks, and some can discharge when the grid needs (V2G).   The following diagram represents the conceptual architecture of EDP Use case.


Figure 1- Multi-Level Smart Charging UC by ROR and MPS



EDP NEW is the Energy UC leader inside WP7: it will ensure the validation of the toolbox in this specific use case while contributing to the need baseline with the current state-of-the-art.

In WP2 EDP NEW will contribute to the definition of the use cases’ requirements and the system architecture leveraging from its experience as energy utility and is responsible for the report on overall requirement analysis.

In WP6 EDP NEW will support NOVA in the Decentralised data management and replication addressing the challenge of having a uses case with many nodes, this requires partial replication.

Finally, will contribute to the Dissemination and Exploitation activities throughout the project.