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EDI-NET – The Energy Data Innovation Network; using smart meter data, campaigns and networking to increase the capacity of public authorities to implement sustainable energy policy

Objective

The Energy Data Innovation Network (EDI-Net) will use smart energy and water meter data to accelerate the implementation of sustainable energy policy. It will do this by increasing the capacity of EU public authorities to act quickly and decisively. The capacity will be increased by the provision of just the right amount of intelligible information, by training and exchange of experiences of Public authorities and by provision of tools and support to implement and monitor their sustainable energy plans.
To move beyond the traditional technical energy manager approach to use the information to engage with decision makers, finance mangers and building users. To make energy more “visible”. To make energy and water date “more exciting” to buildings users. Innovation in terms of using big data analytics to address issues at scale. Big data; thousands of EU public buildings; information for decision makers, finance managers and building users; benchmarking of EU public buildings; and monitoring implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans or local Climate Protection Plans.
The core of EDI-NET is the analysis of smart meter data from buildings, from renewable energy systems and from building energy management systems (BEMS) using Big Data analytics technologies. The attractive fruit around this core is an online forum to spread knowledge and facilitate exchange of experience and best practice through peer to peer education in a friendly and useful way. The tree that supports and ripens the fruit is the existing European network of Climate Alliance that builds the capacity of EU public authorities to more effectively implement sustainable energy policies.
We recognise the smart meter data, by themselves, will not implement sustainable energy policy. However, when combined with on-line discussion forum, local campaigns, awareness raising and peer to peer knowledge transfer it can achieve savings of between 5 and 15 percent; at least 16 GWh/yr, worth over 1.5 M€.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 460 937,50

Participants (6)

CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 650
Address
Galvanistrasse 28
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Other
LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
City Hall 115 Charles Street
LE1 1FZ Leicester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 812,50
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat - Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Avinguda Josep Tarradellas 2-6
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 250
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STADT NURNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 650
Address
Rathausplatz 2
90403 Nurnberg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)