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Sustainable Energy mAnageMent for Underground Stations

Sustainable Energy mAnageMent for Underground Stations

Objective

Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers (e.g. 63,1 millions of kWh / year), and have significant impacts on energy consumption at a regional scale. One third of the networks' energy is required for operating the subsystems of metro stations and surroundings, such as ventilation, vertical transportation and lightning. Although a relatively small percentage of energy can be saved with an optimal management of these subsystems, a large energy saving in absolute terms can be obtained. The objective of SEAM4US is to develop advanced technologies for optimal and scalable control of metro stations that will produce a 5% saving in non-traction electricity consumption in one year, which is equivalent to the electricity consumed in more than 700 households. The project's main outcomes will be the creation of systems for optimized integrated energy management, and the development of a decision support system to drive mid-term investments. SEAM4US will integrate additional energy metering and sensor-actuator networks with the existing systems (e.g. surveillance, passenger information and train scheduling), by means of middleware as abstraction layer, to acquire grounded user, environmental and scheduling data. The data set will update and enable a set of adaptive energy consumption and environmental models to proactively and optimally control the metro stations. The consortium consists of a large metro network operator, TMB; a major player in energy-efficient system management sector, COFELY; building and environmental physics and construction experts UNIVPM and UPC, respectively; R&D experts in middleware, FhG FIT and VTT; R&D experts in user and agent-based scheduling modeling, ALMENDE and UNIK; system integrator, CNET.
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Coordinator

COFELY ITALIA SPA

Address

Via Della Travicella 61
00179 Rome

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 437 339

Administrative Contact

Giovanni Pescatori (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 900

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 335 691

FERROCARRIL METROPOLITA DE BARCELONA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 244 932

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 342 784

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 374 712

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 204 424

ALMENDE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 405 370

CNET SVENSKA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 246 140

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285408

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    3 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 153 597

  • EU contribution

    € 2 877 292

Coordinated by:

COFELY ITALIA SPA

Italy