EDI_Net The Energy Data Innovation Network

EDINET Project
Acronym EDI-Net
Start date 01/03/2016        End date: 28/03/2019 postponed until 31/12/2019
Program H2020-EU.3.3.7 Grant Agreement ID: 695916 View Cordis file card
Subprogram Market uptake of energy innovation – building on Intelligent Energy Europe

EDI-Net assists in building your city’s or region’s capacity to more effectively implement sustainable energy policies. Therefore it is analysing time series metered energy and water data from public buildings, from renewable energy systems and from building energy management systems (BEMNS) in order to reduce energy consumption and to save money. Our initiative can help monitor the implementation of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans or your city’s or region’s local Climate Protection Plans. It can also help set financial budgets for energy and water consumption.

EDI-Net website
Pilot sites

Three Key Demonstration Sites – Catalonia (Spain), Leicester (UK) and Nuremberg (Germany) – will share their knowledge and experience.

The Government of Catalonia provides over 400 public buildings, for which detailed energy consumption data exists, as pilot projects, providing access to hourly data for electricity consumption.

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Public Administration School of Catalonia. Barcelona

Leicester City Council uses an intelligent metering system in over 300 buildings which continuously monitors energy and water usage and relays consumption data via a flexible, low powered communication module to a computer with the aim of identifying wastage, inefficiency and opportunities.

Leicester Town Hall. Leicester

The Nurenberg city energy monitoring incorporates about 700 municipal properties comprising 2,900 energy delivery contracts with the local utility. The 250 largest buildings are monitored closely with the use of an energy monitoring software and regular feedback to the users. 24 buildings with 190 energy meters are currently part of the automated energy monitoring which can already provide half-hourly consumption information.

Fischbacher Main road primary school. Nuremberg

The EDI_Net Platform

The Platform allows a continuous monitoring of the energy consumption of a large set of buildings. Building area and occupancy, energy resources (hourly and monthly data), Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) or facilities information are some of the data collected by the EDI_Net Platform. The advantages come from the continued use and accumulation of more and more data that permits a better benchmarking and also the collection of EEM lets to evaluate its effectiveness in terms of savings, investments and ROI.

The User General Dashboard or “Table league” gives a quickly read of all buildings introduced, allowing to indentify building effectiveness, or any deviation and correct them.

The EDI_Net platform – General dashboard

First intended to be a repository where to store the Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) implemented in different buildings of an organization. So that facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of these measures and encourages the exchange of experiences amongst the different users. In this sense the platform allows to select applied EEM, view the application results, as well as the application cost.

Looking at each building card site, an overview of the buidling can be read with key figures of EEM investment and generated savings.

The EDI_Net platform – Building dashboard

Each building is constantly compared with himself based on its previous years data and to similar buildings in terms of building characteristics or any other classification like building typology or department. Thus, Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) are evaluated for the building itself but the generated data allows to build EEM data base with real data and Key Performance Indicators to suggest measures to implement in other buildings.

The EDI_Net platform – Hourly consumption chart

The building technicians also participates in an online forum where they exchange experiences, feeding or taking advantage of the participation of other buildings.

Main achievements and outputs

The main achievements are:

  • Effective extension of the EDI-Net services to 53 Public Authorities outside of the consortium from Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta, UK and Germany.
  • Continuing process of data incorporation from the 84 enrolled Public Authorities and service
  • Development of a standardised framework of organisational and technical procedures for the process of extension of EDI-Net to new public authorities outside the project consortium.
  • Exhaustive analysis of the energy service market and the possible competitors for the EDI-Net solution providing credible baseline for the EDI-Net market uptake.
  • A set of business cases outlining possible service configuration arrangement among the partners to sustain the services after the project, together with cost analysis and revenue streams.
  • Definition of product out of the EDI-Net service, review of the business model and a roadmap for introduction to market as a result from the SSERR