ENEFF-Pilot


The ENEFF-Pilot project funded by CAM and UAH in Madrid (Spain) will develop and deploy replicable, scalable, and integrated solutions in the energy efficiency and Internet of Things (IoT) domains whilst improving the exploitation of the available renewable resource both in terms of better access and visualization from utilities and demand side measures. The project will also demonstrate that the investment in renewable sources and supply can positively affect economic benefits not only at district and household level but also at higher scale.


START DATE - April 2018


AIM & OBJECTIVES

This project aims to provide sustainable and socioeconomic evidence for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment within the new IoT applications such as smart metering infrastructures that are promoting energy efficiency (EE) in residential dwellings. ENEFFPilot will establish pilot communities implementing a novel ICT-based solution for EE that will stimulate citizens’ (or consumers’) collaboration, enable full participation in the market as well as supporting citizen’s energy behavioural change towards both, greater energy efficient and greener habits.

A pilot (monitored smart community of households prototypes of 12m2) integrating novel physical infrastructures that create new forms of value at district and household level will demonstrate that a community of consumers cooperating based on their energy demand analysis can realise the potentials of energy saving measures at the same time that a behavioral change in the electricity consumption habits can be achieved towards sustainability and environmental protection goals.

Validation of the technological solutions will include local testbeds and/or laboratory prototyping as well as living lab (LL) demonstration (contacted several LLs in Madrid). To support promotion and dissemination activities for the project a brochure with the procedure of pilot replication, the implementation details for the technological solutions and the 10 "best of" examples of energy efficiency measures in smart communities will be produced. Other channels for dissemination are the organisation of “annual open dayto The ENEFF-Pilot”, web diffusion through webseminars and video presentations, and links to social networks and provision of open source data.


SHORT BIO

Ignacio Muñoz Bravo


Ignacio Bravo received his BSc (1996), MSc (2000) and PhD (2007) from the University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain) in the area of Electronics. He is currently a Full Professor (2018) in the Electronics Department of University of Alcala. His research areas are focused on Embedded Systems applied to image and/or data processing oriented to the development of Smart Spaces. He is a co-author of more than 40 articles published in JCR and has more than 100 contributions for conferences. He has been the leader of 27 R&D projects funded by National/European Administrations and private companies. Also, he has participated in more than 50 R&D projects as researcher. He has 5 National Patents in the field of SMART Sensors. Concerning, He has vast experience in International Mobility promoting bilateral collaborations, in particular in Brazil, US, China, UK, Ireland, France or Finland. He is currently supervisor of 2 PhD candidates and has supervised 5 PhD Thesis since 2012.



Palomar González Esther


Esther Palomar received the 2017 Grant for the attraction of talent in research groups from Madrid Regional Council (Spain) with a 4-year project (April 2018-March 2022) hosted by the Dpt. of Electronics at the University of Alcala in Madrid. Prior to this, Esther is Reader in Cyber Security in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University since September 2013. She has a PhD in Computer Science (2008) from University Carlos III of Madrid where she worked as Assistant Lecturer for nine years. Esther was invited as Visiting Professor at INRIA in Paris (2009) and Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo (2012) for 6-month period each. Her main research interests include design, analysis and implementation of cooperation-based cryptographic protocols for fully decentralised networks and applications in emerging areas ranging from Internet of Things, smart cities, assisted living, and smart transportation. She regularly serves as reviewer for a number of international journals and technical program committee member of conferences on computer science. She has published a number of peer reviewed conference and journal articles and edit a couple of special issues and books.

Activity plan Year #1


During its first year of operation, ENEFF-Pilot intents to get involved and connect to the different stakeholders such as consumers, utilities, public authorities, private companies and politicians towards the development of sustainable and energy efficient user communities, which integrate novel physical infrastructures that create new forms of value at district and household level.
A researcher position is appointed along with a PhD scholarship at UAH starting from October 2018.



Carlos Cruz


Carlos Cruz is an experienced electronic engineer with extensive background in detector electronics, diagnostics and technical programming. He has worked on different research centres (ESRF and ALBA Synchrotrons, ESSBilbao, CSIC or CIEMAT) and has participated in an extensive number of research projects, whose main results have been published in different high quality journals. His main experience has been related to the design and evaluation of detectors, software simulation and hardware design. He is currently working on the development of a cooperative demand response system that includes algorithm optimisation simulations and its validation on a pilot implementation.