“DESTO – Data exchange between distributed energy resources and active customers for stable grid and energy saving” proposal is one of the 10 finalist on InterConnect open call for SMEs and larger companies.
DESTO tackle the problem that the energy produced by DER (Distributed Energy Resources) such as photovoltaic, wind, etc. is not efficiently used by shifting the time for running the appliances to the periods when DER produce energy at lower prices without compromising the user experience, thanks to the storage nature of the water storage heaters, interoperable interface and advanced control.
KPI #1: Ability for reaction to special requests from the Smart Grid such as: incentives to consume more or less depending on current energy availability, or emergency situations that require temporary reduction of the power consumption.
KPI #2: Percentage of reduction of energy consumption for customers. This is the percentage of the total energy consumption reduction, comparing the energy consumed by customers (KWh) before the installation and after the installation in percentage.
KPI #3: Smart energy management such as (re-)scheduling appliances in certain modes and preferred times using power profiles to optimise energy efficiency and accommodate the customer’s preferences
KPI # 4 Ability to store energy for better grid reliability and efficiency supporting distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as photovoltaic, wind, cogeneration, water, geothermal, biogas plants, etc.
KPI #5: Reduce the costs of the TCO for the customers including the installation and maintenance costs.
From technical point of view DESTO provides abstract interface between the IoT devices related to energy consumers and producers in order to allow reliable operation and savings based on demand side management and energy storage.
Our devices IoT devices already had access to different services such as energy prices and weather forecasts to increase the usage of solar energy as much as possible, but not in standardized and unified way. So, additional interoperability via the InterConnect framework based on SAREF ontology opens the potential for exchanging data required to achieve a smart grid in order to demonstrated its advantages which speeds up the required regulatory changes as well.
The proposed solution was originally designed for end consumers to reduce their energy costs, but also engages Distributed Energy Resources DER such as photovoltaic, wind, cogeneration, water, geothermal, etc. and could be scaled up to EU level introducing the possibility of smart GRID for supporting the balance of the EU energy market.