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Celebrating ESWH: The unsung flexibility champion

The flexibility of household assets can be harnessed to provide additional value for the household owner, the energy supplier, and the grid operator. This will be one of the pillars in the pan-European transition to a CO2 free energy ecosystem. In this transition, the electric storage water heaters (ESWH) are the proverbial uncut diamonds waiting to be cut and polished to their full brilliance.
Aby Chacko, tiko Energy Solutions
August 24, 2021

Joining forces to enable digitalisation and interoperability of smart energy systems

The digitalisation of energy systems is an important requirement to enable the energy transition – hosting a high share of renewables energy sources, cooperating across sectors and across borders, developing new usages such as e-mobilty – but also to support new approaches such as local energy communities, microgrids, …
Olivier Genest, Trialog
July 16, 2021

The goal of energy management through InterConnect and Smart Buildings

With energy usage rising more than ever, the need for efficient energy management grows accordingly. The unprecedented pandemic of Covid-19 has decelerated worldwide energy consumption, but deeper changes are still needed to achieve 2030, 2040 and 2050 decarbonization goals and drive the development of new levels of interconnection, flexibility and decentralization. That is where InterConnect comes in.
Jonas Lamothe, SENSINOV
May 25, 2021

InterConnected users at the heart of the EU energy transition

The EU institutions have put citizens at the heart of the EU energy transition - energy communities and collective actions are gaining both popularity and importance. What are they precisely and will they revolutionise the EU energy market?
Th!nk E
April 8, 2021

A DSO map to navigating the data management of a smart electricity system

The work carried out within InterConnect project is therefore central for the development of the Digital Single Market as well as for the energy transition and the effective integration of the consumers.
E.DSO
March 5, 2021

Connecting bits instead of stacking bricks

As buildings become more intelligent, it opens the door for external interaction; to the energy grid connection. And that’s where InterConnect comes in.
VolkerWessels
February 5, 2021

Monetization on the Markets: Strengthening the business case for flexible energy assets

The battery stores clean energy to be used later, but it can also generate extra income for the community.
Cami Dodge-Lamm
November 26, 2020

Achieving decarbonization objectives through flexible energy communities 

In the framework of the InterConnect Project, Planet Idea together with RSE and Whirlpool – all members of the Italian Pilot team within the consortium, are experimenting added value digital energy services targeting the flexibility energy market.
Elena Fabris, Marta Scarioni, Stefano Fava (Planet Idea); Valerio Angelucci, Renato Urban (RSE)
October 30, 2020

How can users be involved in the development of new smart energy management services?

One of the final objectives of InterConnect project is the participation of consumers in effective energy management.
Jeanne Piedallu
October 27, 2020

Human-Centricity is the Key of Smart Homes

The smart home is broken! The connected residential infrastructure is fragmented, where smart appliances and meters from different brands fail to communicate among each other on one hand, and fail to connect to the competing energy providers in the market on another.
Gfi Team
July 20, 2020

Smart Building interoperability: what is it and why does it matter

Buildings account for 40% of global energy consumption according to the International Energy agency. But wait, what is precisely a Smart Building, and how can it help?
SENSINOV team
July 16, 2020

From Demand Response to Flexibility Trading: how interoperability can turn Smart Buildings into Grid-Interactive Buildings

Besides placing consumers at the center of the energy transition, semantic interoperability will stimulate an open competitive eco-system where service providers can offer competing services that can be easily found, used and integrated.
Chris Caerts
July 1, 2020

Knock knock! It’s your electricity distributor. Would you like to decarbonize the economy together?

Distribution system operators are increasingly improving their smart toolbox to further enable the energy transition, but their success and the energy transition as a whole depend not least on the active participation of consumers.
Kirsten Glennung
June 17, 2020

Going Beyond Energy Efficiency as a Service with InterConnect Interoperability Toolbox

Concept of interoperability arises as the key enabler for bringing the Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) to the next level.
Milenko Tošić
May 21, 2020

Relying on Design Thinking to foster creativity and innovation in InterConnect

Design Thinking has become – especially in the last decade – a matter of tangible interest for the management and business world.
POLIMI Team
May 4, 2020

Why Interoperability can promote the take-off of Smart Homes

The possibility to create an environment at home where different products can be connected to help saving on energy and add functionality could likely overcome the perceived lack of benefits that many consumers still have about connected appliances or devices in general.
Marco Signa
April 2, 2020

Interoperability as a requirement

Energy demand and production must be harmonized by use of the devices’ flexibility, automized financial benefits on the demand and production side and grid connectivity.
Ralph-Ino Prümm
March 9, 2020

Why architectures and standards matter: towards an Interoperable Smart Home Smart Energy future that will definitely work

Mission: Define an Interoperable Smart Home Smart Energy Reference Architecture that enables a level playing field and open ecosystem for new services.
Joost Laarakkers
February 7, 2020

Interoperability as a requirement for the participation of consumers in the efficient management of energy

Energy management systems are being developed, which aims at allowing the optimal use of existing energy resources
David Rua
December 20, 2019