By Angel Lagares-Lemos and Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

Abstract: The households, factories, office buildings and communities can reduce their energy consumption, while maintaining the same level of activity and comfort, by identifying and avoiding unnecessary energy waste. Governments around the world are taking initiatives in this direction and also international coordinated initiatives such as the future ISO 50001. To support these plans, the general goal of the ENERGREEN project is to design and a new open information platform built on customizable, adaptive and open service-oriented architecture, providing connectivity to the energy grids and information to the users. The user of the different platform modules will interact with the energy information through intuitive user interfaces that help them save energy, while maintaining the desired comfort levels. For companies, the system will support the execution of the energy policy of the company and the management of all processes included in the ISO 50001. The system will monitor all possible elements of local production and consumption of energy, due that in order to generate energy saving advices, detail energy data are required such as: solar, fuel cells, micro-turbines, heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, PC, etc. Therefore, the Energreen project will provide an innovative platform for the development of a key piece in a new generation suite of Smart Grid products. The Energreen project, through the spread of services on energy management, will encourage more energy conservation at demand side and will contribute to the achievement of low-carbon society to come. Energreen will work to increase the social awareness of the citizens in saving energy and the improvement in new and more efficient habits triggered by IT solutions.

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