The Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) will present in Egética, which will take place on 28 and 29 September at Feria Valencia, a tool aimed at improving the energy and environmental conditions of urban areas of the city, through the proper management of its infrastructures and resources.
The main benefit will be the reduction of the energy consumption in the city and of the greenhouse gases. The aim is to create an energy-smart and sustainable city for the citizens that will offer a series of services and performances that increase their quality of life and the economic growth of the city.
The tool has an Energy unit that monitors and controls the use, consumption and generation of energy in houses, buildings, infrastructures and grid. It has also a Maintenance unit aimed at detecting faults. In addition, it integrates ICT infrastructure and services that provide the citizens with all the useful information about energy, maintenance, etc. to make them make the right decision in order to improve the energy use and the environment.
The tool has been developed within the project CEI, funded by the Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE) and the ERDF, with the collaboration of the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI). This is the third year of the project development and in ITE and ITI it will be crated a real pilot, including office buildings and electro-mobility infrastructures.
Implanting a Smart energy system and information and communication technologies in the building results in a series of savings:
- 10% reduction of the total energy cost reached by monitoring the energy use with energy Smart meters, ICTs and by making aware the users.
- 20% energy savings and 12% reduction of the total consumption obtained by using centralised energy control systems, home automation systems and buildings management systems, that is to say through the building automation and control.
Automation and ICT use will generate savings in:
- Active nodes, consumers and producers. The optimal use of resources will generate a 30% saving in energy losses in the grid and up to a 40% energy saving by monitoring.