March 21, 2024

“Are we ready to be interoperable?”: the final event of InterConnect discussed the project's results and the future of interoperability

Read article

December 5, 2023

Demonstrators of Energy Applications: meet the Second Open Call Support Program selected projects

Read article

November 20, 2023

InterConnect solutions developed in Italy under the spotlight at the Energy Efficiency Report event

Read article

November 2, 2023

With the project ending on the horizon, InterConnect’s 8th General Meeting discusses what’s to come

Read article

September 27, 2023

InterConnect and Electricity Maps partner up to decarbonize the electricity grid

Read article

September 12, 2023

In Eindhoven, the Dutch pilot resumes at full speed with a two-week campaign

Read article

July 13, 2023

InterConnect is part of a new cluster of European projects to make the smart energy transition a reality

Read article

June 30, 2023

Dutch pilot promotes GDPR session to strengthen data security practices

Read article

May 10, 2023

Portuguese pilot engages with customers to showcase HEMS app capabilities

Read article

March 28, 2023

Interconnect: In Ghent, open meetings show the way to integrate devices

Read article

November 18, 2022

Meet InterConnect Prototypes Open Call winners

Read article

November 11, 2022

InterConnect’s 5th General Assembly gathered more than 80 participants in the city of Porto

Read article

November 4, 2022

InterConnect project presents its Semantic Interoperability Framework in Brussels

Read article

June 1, 2022

InterConnect Open Call will finance 14 technological solutions in the European electricity sector

Read article

July 30, 2021

InterConnect: Italian pilot starts engaging inhabitants in Milan

Read article

June 30, 2021

2nd General Assembly of the InterConnect project

Read article

June 28, 2021

InterConnect lauched online community to foster collaboration opportunities

Read article

March 1, 2021

Exploitation of the complex InterConnect project is a challenging question. How will we make impact?

Read article

March 1, 2021

1st Advisory Board meeting

Read article

December 11, 2020

French pilot is setting up technologies to be tested in residential areas

Read article

December 10, 2020

Dutch pilot: residential and office buildings are being prepared to test new technologies

Read article

December 10, 2020

Greek pilot: defining technical details, services and pilot’s architecture

Read article

October 30, 2020

1st General Assembly of the InterConnect project

Read article

October 27, 2020

Portuguese pilot - commercial demo: collecting data to define the technical solutions for implementation

Read article

August 20, 2020

InterConnect promotes a series of webinars in Open Innovation and Personal Data Protection

Read article

June 8, 2020

Use cases for smart building and grids in the InterConnect project

Read article

April 29, 2020

Defining energy and non-energy services for the 7 InterConnect pilots

Read article

February 19, 2020

InterConnect participates in BRIDGE

Read article

January 30, 2020

InterConnect “Empathizing with Design Thinking” Workshop

Read article

December 20, 2019

The InterConnect project has started

Read article

March 28, 2023

Interconnect: In Ghent, open meetings show the way to integrate devices

These meetings have proven to be a great way to pick up the preferred use of Interconnect smart white good appliances.

One of the seven Belgium sub-pilots is located in Ghent, in a district named De Nieuwe Dokken, that consists of a kindergarten, sport infrastructure, a city administration building and over 400 apartments, complemented with a park.

The goals of the pilot include the delivery of sustainable services to pilot inhabitants, such as sustainable heat, local waste management and electric mobility. To this end, investments were made in a number of assets: pv-generation, battery storage, a district heating network and equipment for valorization of industrial waste heat, a heat pump for heat recovery from waste water, a local water and resource recovery plant and public and private electric vehicle charging stations.

Belgium pilot meeting

Functioning as cooperative, pilot leader DuCoop started, last June, an energy working group that gathered people living in the pilot location and interested in discussing energy. The group plans to get together four times per year, to discuss energy at the district level and other district-related topics. Four such meetings already occurred – two in 2022 and two in 2023, with the next meeting scheduled for June 10th, along with the general assembly of the cooperative.

These meetings have proven to be a great way to pick up the preferred use of Interconnect smart white good appliances – electrical goods used domestically such as refrigerators and washing machines. “We intend to take this feedback into account when integrating the devices at the end-users’ houses”, stated Chaim de Mulder, from DuCoop. This direct form of feedback helps to provide a very relevant real-life test case for the SAREF-enabled interoperable use of smart white good appliances.