The Portuguese Living Lab that is owned by Smart Energy Lab, under the name of – Living Energy (LE). It consists of a network of living-buildings, which are equipped with meters and sensors, connected to a cloud-based digital platform, in which a variety of building types, energy sources, load profiles and occupancy are collected from these living-buildings. Moreover, the living-buildings are monitored and with the user engagement it is possible to better understand how people use energy and their preferences in real-life.
LE approach to the residential sector counts with almost 60 residential buildings, representing 60 households in the Portuguese territory, reaching more than 120 energy users.
With focus on residential, educational, or services applications, the LE participants are able to analyze their global energy consumption, energy production, detailed energy consumption by time slot and type of appliance as well as record the temperature and humidity in their household. All this information is made available through LE portal, in which the participants can access to their personal area and information.
The portal also supports participant’s engagement, by providing specific activity dashboards to the participants to accelerate energy transition. By taking part in this community, the LE participants can benefit from a wide range of benefits, such as gift cards, products and services through their collaboration.
By having this approach fully implemented, the Living Energy Lab has the capacity to quickly include more participants from different geographical origins.
Holbæk Municipality is a local government situated 60 km west of Copenhagen, in Zealand. Holbæk Municipality covers 578 square kilometers, has 72,000 inhabitants, and employs 4,500 persons. This replicator will involve between 10,000 and 15,000 consumers. These are mostly private consumers, owners of electric cars and Holbæk Municipality’s own electric cars. It aims to establish approximately 150 charging stations in Holbæk Municipality area and all necessary activities will be carried out to have the electricity grid installed, started, and put in operation. The internal unit “Green Transition and Sustainability” of Holbæk Municipality will be responsible for the coordination of this REEFLEX site and will internally act in a close cooperation with citizens, utilities, and associations for this replicator. The Municipality will await the 4 lighthouse demos in the project, and which must be reconciled with the planned roll-out of charging stations in Holbæk Municipality.
TEMSA is one of the world’s leading bus and midibus manufacturer with offices across the world. For replication of REEFLEX solutions, TEMSA will provide their installations located in their Adana plant in Turkey. This R&D centre covers a total area of 9,500 m2 and counts with a 4,500 m2 office building used by over 175 employees daily. An installation of PV system with a total power of 860 kW is already scheduled by the company in parallel to the execution REEFLEX project.