SIT4Energy 5th Plenary Meeting, held on the 16th of July, 2020 online, brought together the consortium aiming at presenting and organizing the integrated SIT4Energy framework and its deployment to the pilots. The members presented their current development and integration procedures and described their operational tools and engines along with pending integration steps. The discussions focused on the pilot deployment, with special consideration the COVID-19 limitations on both countries. Initial results from the closed pilot phase have been presented along with next events and overall activities within the project’s lifecycle.
SIT4Energy is announcing a new publication acceptance, heading to be presented in the “5th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies”, SpliTech Conference, on September 23-26, 2020. The project team is participating with a paper entitled “Optimal Recommendation Strategy Identification towards Energy Efficiency in Tertiary Buildings“, authored by Ilias Kalamaras, Apostolos C. Tsolakis, Adamantia Chouliara, Stelios Krinidis, and Dimitrios Tzovaras.
The paper suggests an approach that aims to deliver the optimal persuasion strategy to affect end-user’s energy-related behaviour. This work is going to be enhanced in the future, when more data is delivered by the initial pilot establishment.
Further participants are being searched for starting in June! Sign up and profit from the free use of our new visualization for self-suppliers!
Energy-efficient use of self-generated PV electricity
At the end of April 2020 the time had come! The first closed pilot phase of the field test for the SIT4Energy project has started. The SIT4Energy project is designed to provide end customers with regenerative generation plants (so-called prosumers) with an intelligent energy management tool to use the electricity they generate themselves (e.g. from PV systems) as effectively as possible, to consume it themselves and thus to increase the degree of self-sufficiency.
Currently, eight participants with a corresponding system constellation (e.g. PV system on the roof of the building or a combined heat and power unit in the basement) are testing the preliminary version of the developed energy management dashboard. The aim is to use the tool and the graphics and evaluations it contains to inform end customers that they are using as much self-generated electricity as feasible at the best possible time for energy consumption. This improves the personal CO2 footprint and helps reduce electricity costs.
Highest efficiency for the least effort directly from the utility at the point of use
Active feedback from the participants on the functions developed so far helps the project team to set up an updated and nearly bug-free version of the dashboard for the upcoming open field test. This will start at the beginning of June 2020 and last until October 2020. For this long test period, up to 90 participants (mainly prosumers or self-sufficient customers) are invited and encouraged to actively use the dashboard. If you are interested in participating in this upcoming pilot test, please feel free to contact us:
Dr Christopher Schneider
Tel: +49 9521 9494-396
More info: SIT4Energy
SIT4Energy is delighted to announce a new paper acceptance. Recent research work with title “Combining Machine Learning with Visual Analytics for Explainable Forecasting of Energy Demand in Prosumer Scenarios”, authored by Ana I. Grimaldo and Jasminko Novak, has been accepted for full paper publication at the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2020).
It presents the prototype design and the preliminary evaluation results of the utility dashboard. More collaborative publications are going to follow the pilot installation.
SIT4Energy participated in the E-world Energy & Water fair, held on February 11 – 13, 2020, in Essen, Germany. E-world energy & water is the place where the European energy industry comes together. Serving as an information platform for the energy sector, E-world is gathering international decision makers in Essen each year. The majority of international exhibitors come from countries of the European Union. A team of SIT4Energy was there demonstrating the project’s basic concept through an illustrative poster.
SIT4Energy 4th Plenary Meeting, held on the 5th and 6th of December 2019, gathered the consortium to discuss about the progress of the activities and to coordinate the pilots. The meeting was organized in Hassfurt, Germany. The discussions focused on the developed parts of the most recent work packages, the integration of the initially implemented solutions and the settings of the pilot scenarios in Greece and Germany. Together with various presentations and discussions, the teams thoroughly demonstrated the mobile recommendation system developed along with the mocromoments detection service.
These tools envision to address the needs of energy consumers via providing smart energy control and management features.
CERTH / ITI participated in the Innovation Forum 2019 held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Monday, November 18, 2019 (08: 30am – 18: 30pm). The event is organized by the Hellenic-German Chamber and the German Embassy with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)in order to promote innovation through the development of synergies between Greek and German companies.
During the event, companies operating in Greece and Germany shared successful case studies in innovation. Best practices from both countries relating to new technologies, investment prospects in the field of innovation, and ideas on how artificial intelligence should be applied were also presented. The Innovation Forum seeks to highlight the ingredients that led to recipes for success and to strengthen Greek-German partnerships.
The S^2 Hack4Energy Hackathon, co-organised by SIT4Energy and SPEAR projects was conducted successfully in two days (23-24 October 2019) as scheduled and the final winners of the competition were announced.
On behalf of the 4 challenges (2 per project), innovative approaches on energy-related, cyber-security and end-user engagement were examined.
Thanks to our sponsors, UBITECH, WATT+VOLT and MLS, three prizes were awarded:
- 1st Prize: Dell Latitude 5501, I7-9850H/15.6 FHD/16GB/512GB SSD/Webcam/Win10 Pro, Black
- 2nd Prize: 300,00 € Amazon Gift Card
- 3rd Prize: MLS Prime Tablet
SIT4Energy is pleased to announce the “S^2 Hack4Energy” Hackathon event jointly organized by SPEAR and SIT4Energy projects. The hackathon event will consist of 4 challenges (2 per project) and will last two days on 23-24 October 2019. In this context, the SPEAR and SIT4Energy projects join forces towards co-organizing a hackathon event that will focus on innovative approaches on energy-related cyber-security and end-user engagement, respectively. Get a ticket (http://www.f6s.com/s2hack4energy) and be the winner of the nominated prizes!
More details about the event can be found here
SIT4Energy participated in the 12th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2019), held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 23-25 September 2019 with the paper “Occupancy Inference Through Energy Consumption Data: A Smart Home experiment” Adamantia Chouliara, Konstantinos Peppas, Apostolos C. Tsolakis, Thanasis Vafeiadis Stelios Krinidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras and “User-Centered Visual Analytics Approach for Interactive and Explainable Energy Demand Analysis in Prosumer Scenarios” Ana I. Grimaldo and Jasminko Novak. The presentations were held in the context of Workshop 1 (Cognitive and Computer Vision Assisted Systems for Energy Awareness and Behavior Analysis).