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Energetically Smart City, CEI

Start 2014 – Finish 2016


Design and development of a global smart management system that includes the energy management of the building/micro-grid/city from the field level to the user level.

The system has an Energy Module that monitors and controls energy in order to reach the optimal energy use, consumption and generation, in each one of the integrated nodes of the cities (houses, buildings, infrastructures and grid), including energy balancing strategies tending to a zero balance and the active demand management.

There is also a Maintenance Module which has the aim of detecting and managing faults in the different nodes. In addition, it integrates services and ICT infrastructures that provide inhabitants with useful energy information and it promotes a proactive behavior regarding the decisions of improving its energy use and the surrounding environment.


The aim is to improve the energy and environmental condition of the urban areas of the cities through the proper management of the infrastructures and resources that they have. Thus, the main benefit is the reduction of the energy consumption in the city and the reduction of greenhouse gases.


Results 2015:

This system expects to manage energy resources of urban environments in an optimal way, in order to minimize energy consumption, to improve energy efficiency and to maximize energy generation and distributed storage, with the aim of obtaining a global energy optimization. In addition, it is expected the promotion of the active participation of citizens in the energy-environmental improvement of the surrounding area.

Moreover, it is expected to achieve the reduction of economic costs associated to the use of energy resources and facilities, as well as the maintenance of its infrastructures, obtaining a urban model that is sustainable at all levels. The creation of new energy-efficient control technologies will be a contribution to the improvement of the total carbon footprint of the city and of the information available at all times for citizens and infrastructures managers.

The analysis of the Energy-Smart city model was carried out, together with the definition of its specifications and functionalities. In addition, it was created the algorithms of the predictive module of Generation and Demand. It was achieved the development of the energy controller for the building and the implementation of the defined functionalities. As for the maintenance, they were defined the indicators for the improvement of the performance and the simplification of maintenance in the cities. It was also defined the design of the ICT infrastructure associated to the energy management system.

Results 2016:

Smart energy and environmental management system that enable the optimal management of the energy and environmental resources of urban areas with the aim of minimizing energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and maximizing energy distributed generation and storage.

During this last year, the Smart Energy and Environmental Control Center will be developed. Its main functionality is to integrate a building complex in a single application with the aim of monitoring its consumption and generation and making the prediction regarding the microgrid (both consumption and generation) and the energy balance and demand management. Moreover, the pilot will be tested.

Project file: IMDECA/2016/21
Funding amount: 79,976 Euros