Development of infrastructures capable of monitoring, recording and analysing power and other resource consumption data



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Organisation name Municipality of Palaio Faliro

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Contact person: Yiannis Fostiropoulos/ Maria Dimitroulia

The project develops a centralised internet of things (IoT) management platform with the ability to control, record and analyse power consumption data and other resources in buildings and other infrastructure of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro. The IoT platform can also serve as a basis for smart city applications for the municipality. The Municipality of Palaio Faliro, sensitive to climate change, receives timely information that would contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and increase the efficiency of the buildings, infrastructure and premises of the municipality. This system also provides the ability to control and monitor sensors and meters of various smart city applications.

Therefore, the municipality acquired direct, automated and combined knowledge about consumption and energy efficiency both per building and facility and overall, through a central reference point. Furthermore, the municipality has developed a centralised IoT management platform that can control, record and analyse power and other resource consumption data in buildings and other infrastructure of the municipality. This can serve as a smart city base for the municipality.

The IoT platform (SenseOne IoT) can become a universal system, oriented to the centralised monitoring and management of its energy behaviour by controlling the energy footprint of municipalities in building their infrastructure (e.g. municipal buildings, school facilities, Open Care Centre for the Elderly, sports facilities, street lighting). As a result, the project enabled a reduction in the energy and carbon imprint of the municipality. The IoT platform highlighted the unnecessary energy consumption for the subsequent reduction of the municipality’s operating costs.

Furthermore, staff time is drastically reduced by processing data and potential errors, as all analyses and reports are generated automatically. The IoT platform is used as a basis for the development of smart city actions and applications for the municipality (street lighting, cleaning, environmental measurements, monitoring of the municipality’s infrastructure activities, ability to control electric vehicle chargers, etc.).

The project allowed the municipality to employ the platform in the long term as a sustainable solution for reducing energy consumption. As a result, the municipality is now able to collect data on the optimal energy and operational efficiency of the municipality’s buildings, facilities, street lighting and schools, and their utilisation. Currently, the municipality is therefore implementing actions to change some processes to address off-peak hours’ consumption and save money. For example, the municipality is carrying out replacement of old type street lighting lamps with LED technology with documented, measurable results and significant savings.

The system is capable of:

  • centralised management of all potential energy resources;
  • generating reports formulating energy data and indicators (e.g. by group of connection type, by local community, by building use type), key performance indicators (KPIs) and thermographs;
  • potential connection to appropriate metering equipment to establish interaction with energy and non-energy consumption sources;
  • potential connection to appropriate software to exploit past and current energy data;
  • registration of all electricity supplies of the municipality;
  • creation of events, to have an automated notification process in case of non-normal behaviour of installations (e.g. unexpected consumption from lighting, particularly increased consumption compared to a corresponding previous period).
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