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Smart Control of Demand for Consumption and Supply to enable balanced, energy-positive buildings and neighbourhoods

Smart Control of Demand for Consumption and Supply to enable balanced, energy-positive buildings and neighbourhoods

Objective

Future buildings and neighbourhoods are expected to combine a manifold of Energy using Products ("EuP") ranging from electrical lighting to HVAC with locally available renewable energies (e.g. solar, wind) and with locally available storages (e.g. car batteries). An intelligent management of energy in such a local grid would enable customers to participate in the energy market and even contribute to the stability of the power grid. The problem is that such an energy management requires fine grained infrastructure and expensive hardware. Today, this limits applicability of energy management to large consumers in the industrial and commercial sector.
The objective of SmartCoDe is to enable the application of advanced techniques for energy management in private and small commercial buildings and neighbourhoods by
1)\tDeveloping new methods for automated energy management that specifically considers the requirements of Energy using Products in homes / offices and local renewable energy providers, considering the required information security and dependability.2)\tDeveloping an inexpensive hardware/software implementation that can be integrated into arbitrary Energy using Products, providing them with the ability to communicate and to remotely control its use of power.3)\tDemonstration of technical and economic feasibility and benefit of intelligent energy management in buildings and neighbourhoods with an initial focus on electric lighting.
If successful, the project will allow all manufacturers of EuP to add energy management functionality (and maybe additional features such as remote control, etc.) for very little additional cost, and thereby address a new and huge market in homes and offices. The local energy management will enable local entities to participate in the energy market as an intelligent, managed "sub-grid" that can – if necessary – even contribute to a demand side management and thereby reducing the required "spinning reserve".
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Coordinator

edacentrum GmbH

Address

Schneiderberg 32
30167 Hannover

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 420 920

Administrative Contact

Peter Neumann (Mr.)

Participants (7)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 505 665

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 376 224

TRIDONIC GMBH & CO KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 134 940

ENNOVATIS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 371 481

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 80 160

Ardaco, a.s.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 175 100

QUIET REVOLUTION LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 048

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 247473

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 322 786

  • EU contribution

    € 2 299 538

Coordinated by:

edacentrum GmbH

Germany