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Neighbourhood energy management system

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.


The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. Based on self-learning algorithms, the developed controller will enable to maximize the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling


The European lighthouse cities Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany) and Lyon (France), the follower cities Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Venice (Italy), the observer cities Kiev (Ukraine) and Yokohama (Japan) come together to improve citizens’ quality of life. SMARTER TOGETHER... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

Neighbourhood energy management systems aim to integrate the different consumers and producers with the main electrical and heating grids at district level. These systems are essential to approach ultralow or net zero energy districts, controlling the energy consumption either by reducing it either shifting during the day to flat the demand shape.

In order to properly shift the demand among consumers at different times and optimize the energy trading between consumers, storage systems and both the thermal and electrical grid, the Neighbourhood energy management system predicts and monitosr both the energy generation from the neighbourhood integrated systems and user consumption, providing information to the end-user and allowing him to take part in the management of their energy demand.