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Energy Positive Neighbourhoods Infrastructure Middleware based on Energy-Hub Concept

Project description


ICT for energy-positive neighbourhoods

The goal of EPIC-HUB is to develop a new methodology, an extended architecture and services able to provide improved Energy Performances to Neighbourhoods (NBH). By combining powerful Energy-Hub-based Energy Optimization capabilities with seamless integration of pre-existing and new ICT systems, EPIC-HUB will contribute to achieve the global objective of the Energy-positive Neighbourhood.EPIC-HUB covers all the aspects directly or indirectly connected to efficient Energy-based Management, Control and Decision-Support at neighbourhood-level, and defines a Fully-Interoperable Middleware solution able to provide integration and a structured vision of the overall infrastructure, friendly usable by all the involved stakeholders (e.g. the energy managers and utilities).By exploiting the concept of Energy Hub, EPIC-HUB Middleware will focus on energy usage optimization at neighbourhood level: EPIC-HUB will define a "neighbourhood-aware" energy trading platform that will improve Energy Efficiency and reduce the energy cost, taking into account Renewable Energy Sources as well as the Electricity Distribution Grid.The adaptability of the EPIC-HUB approach will be demonstrated by the implementation of different pilots with highly motivated communities: As a matter of fact the Genoa Port (Italy), Belgrade Airport (Serbia) and Bilbao Exhibition/Fair Centre (Spain) will host very challenging pilots, involving their respective neighbourhood use-cases, and demonstrating how critical infrastructures can benefit from innovative Energy Management.The involvement of the neighbourhoods operators, the Energy utilities and the local Public Authorities will allow EPIC-HUB to effectively tackle the development of innovative Business Models, with a clear validation of the project results including impacts on economic and business development, as well as carbon reduction.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
EU contribution
€ 713 760,00
Address
VIA CECCHI 6
16129 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Maria Ferrari (Mr.)
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