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Building EnergY WATCHer

Project description


ICT for Environmental Management and Energy Efficiency

Targeting environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and new power distribution business models, BeyWatch aims to design, develop and evaluate an innovative, energy-aware, flexible and user-centric solution, able to provide interactive energy monitoring, intelligent control and power demand balancing at home, block and neighbour level.The system will interconnect legacy/consumer electronic devices with a new generation of energy-aware white-goods in a common network, where multilevel hierarchic metering, control, and scheduling will be applied, based on power demand, network conditions and personal preferences. By scheduling and controlling the electronic devices operation, BeyWatch aims to minimize power distribution peaks, balancing energy load in power distribution networks and ultimately achieving predictable large-scale energy-consumption profiles. Moreover, BeyWatch will integrate an innovative combined photovoltaic/solar (CPS) system, which will provide hot water for white goods in order to reduce/remove the energy-hungry heating operational cycles and generate electrical energy, which can be utilised at home, or during peak periods even fed to the electricity network in a reverse power generation/ distribution business model.BeyWatch proposed solution combines innovation in six areas:a) Technologies for very low-cost white goods' power consumption. Incorporate ultra-low power motor control and FET technologies (refrigerator) and removal/ reduction of the heating phases by using hot-water available from solar energy and smart cycles (washing machine, dishwasher).b) Mechanisms and standards for in-home ultra low-cost communications. Select the most appropriate technology and protocol for seamless, reliable and ultra low-cost in-home communication and control of white goods and consumer electronic devices.c) Intelligent personalized energy-management/control and small-scale power demand balancing platform. Design and build an intelligent metering/remo

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-2
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Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
EU contribution
€ 754 730,00
Address
RONDA DE LA COMUNICACION S/N DISTRITO C EDIFICIO OESTE I
28050 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)
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