Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SEMS (Smart Energy Management System)
Reporting period: 2018-03-01 to 2018-06-30
Stignergy brings to the market a pioneering Smart Energy Management System (SEMS) based on bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence that intends to disrupt in the field of electrical efficiency and control for industrial consumers (which typically represent in EU more than 68% of all electricity consumed) with a drastic reduction in the demand of electrical energy, while facilitating the deployment of renewable energies. The existing control technologies do not include any intelligence to implement an efficiency energy plan, and are mainly focused on centralized tools which are difficult to install and entail high initial investment and labour costs. Besides, no solution enables to predict the peak demand and maximizes the self-consumption of local green electrical energy. Our main objective pursues the integration into the Smart Grid concept by the incorporation of the Smart Automation of Demand Response (SEMS-SADR) module, designed to adjust the balance between demand and power supply and predict the consumption of the consumers’ high energy-demanding installations, as an added value for grid distribution managers and electrical energy suppliers.
Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far
SEMS currently implements the functions of: Energy Demand Control & Optimization (EDCO), Metering and Telemetry for Energy Control & Optimization (MECO & TECO). Besides, during the 1st quarter of 2018 we have also brought to the market our ESCO module to help inject the energy produced locally by solar panels or mini wind turbines, thus maximizing the self-consumption of energy. In addition, we have defined the requirements for the SEMS-SADR module and the certification standards, assessed the technical barriers and identified the pilot projects to carry out Phase 2. Besides, the results from our market study and financial feasibility are positive to encourage a market launch of SEMS in the 3rd quarter of 2020.
Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
SEMS main benefits stem from (1) reducing up to 15% on the electricity costs, (2) decreasing the associated CO2 emissions (1.5%), (3) maximizing the self-consumption of green electrical energy (solar, wind) locally produced, and (4) contributing to stabilize the electricity distribution networks for providers. SEMS is aligned with the goals of the EU Horizon 2020 WP for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy and the energy targets for 2030 by helping reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint by smart and sustainable use of electricity, promoting the use of low-cost, low-carbon electricity energy sources.