Sustainability, a global goal
Our energy infrastructures balance supply and demand
ENEFF-PILOT joins the global challenge of conceiving novel sustainable services and energy infrastructures that should balance utilities supply and demand.
There is a global aim of conceiving novel sustainable services and energy infrastructures that should balance utilities supply and demand. For instance, over the last decade many sustainable development initiatives across the globe (Europe, USA, Japan, Australia) have been promoting regulatory campaigns, such as pricing or optional/mandatory thermal retrofit policies, looking at the engagement of cost effective social behaviour and/or a social pro-environmental morality.
Cooperation, the mean
Smart communities cooperate in the pursuit of global community targets.
ENEFF-PILOT provides consumers with a cooperative ICT solution for jointly reaching common goal towards sustainability and energy efficiency. In particular, we develop a novel service of Demand Response that empowers consumers not only to take much more control of their electricity consumption but also to form coalitions and make coordinated decisions on the integration of renewable energy information and its management within their community.
Innovation, a need
A novel Demand Response framework validated on a living lab setting
Smart communities of electricity consumers have the chance to cooperate and reach coordinated behaviour within the Internet-of-Things towards the achievement of common goals.
The IoT paradigm, the Smart Grid and network-enable appliances within the home area market have escalated the expectations of what technology could do for the acceptance of energy efficiency programmes such as Demand Response that seek reducing our carbon footprint, balancing supply and demand, and supporting citizen’s energy behavioural change.
Security, by design
Our system architecture and implementation are secure by-design.
Smart communities, capable of cooperating securely and identifying patterns in energy consumption, will be able to shift (and reduce) their use of the utility resource, making the overall consumption more sustainable and efficient.
Social aspects are fully addressed by the induction of consumers’ energy behavioural changes through our ICT solutions. Community patterns of consumption habits are extracted (from datasets and LL’s participants) and brought about, guaranteeing system availability (in the case of non-cooperative consumers) and utility estimation.