Preliminary findings from the research in Stockholm Royal Seaport, but also the possible business models for pre- and retro-fit smart home solutions.
Utilities are looking for additional services for consumers to recover diminishing margins. Offering Home Energy Management services is one example that Fortum has worked on in their Smart Energy City project in Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS).
Key learnings from the webinar
- Unique insight to the Smart Energy City (smartenergycity.se) research and demonstration program
- A sneak preview of preliminary research result on energy efficiency and flexible demand.
- Overview of possible business models that enables the growth of these services
Smart Energy City – A joint effort
Stockholm Royal Seaport is a new district of Stockholm, but it is also a centre for development of the technology behind sustainable cities. It is here that Fortum, Ericsson, ABB and Electrolux, together with KTH and with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, started the Smart Energy City research programme.
The research centres on how to build smarter electricity networks and energy-efficient homes. The centre houses the most important resource: 150 families that cook food, shower, wash clothes and watch films. With their help, it is possible to produce results that can contribute to a brighter, greener future.
The vision is that Stockholm Royal Seaport will be completely fossil-free by 2030.
Smarter Homes – Smarter Citizens
The active buildings are ordinary buildings containing smart apartments that are out of the ordinary, equipped with technology that can put machines in stand-by mode or turn off lights when not in use.
They are also equipped with active thermostats that can lower the temperature at night or when there is no-one home and smart domestic appliances and charging stations for electric cars that can be set to start up when electricity is cheapest and cleanest.
All this is measured to enable the researchers to learn as much as possible and see what needs to be developed to make it even easier to live in an energy-efficient way.
We will share the first results from the data collection and analysis of the Smart Energy City research of 154 Smart Homes in Stockholm Royal Seaport. Research is about exploring potential of flexible demand and energy efficiency through IoT based Home Energy Management Services (HEMS), but also the business potential of new utility services for consumers.