Smart Homes in an Intelligent Energy System (SHINE)

Smart homes and intelligent energy systems tied together.

The energy systems of Europe face fundamental transitions in relation to the change from centralized fossil-based production to a more distributed architecture based on renewable energy sources. This transition will require more intelligent control systems capable of handling the complexity involved in a more distributed and open energy system. To optimize the operational behaviour, the control systems are required to increasingly handle the whole supply chain as a whole where production, distribution and consumption are tied together from an information technical perspective.

NODA is leading within research and development of intelligent control systems in district heating and cooling, heat pumps and gas. Their technical platform is the basis for some of the world’s first and most advanced smart district heating networks. In the research center Internet of Things and People at Malmö University, applied research in smart homes where people and technology coexist to create energy efficient solutions is performed.

In this project, NODA and Malmö University together with leading industrial actors will use state-of-the-art IoT technologies to tie the smart home together with the intelligent energy system. A platform for a decentralized cyber-physical system with intelligent control for automated handling of heating and cooling in buildings in relation to system-wide constraints in the energy system will be developed. The system will provide increased user empowerment through the use of individual climate zones while providing benefits for the utility and building owners on a system scale.

The project is a part of the national strategic innovation program within the Internet of Things, initiated by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Application areas: Smart Energy, Smart Living

Project period: 2015-09-01 – 2017-05-31

Funding: The project is co-funded by Vinnova.

Contact: The project is coordinated by Christian Johansson at NODA. IOTAP is represented by Paul Davidsson.

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