OPEN DEI hosted its first Energy Domain Workshop on April 6, 2020. The main goal of the workshop was to foster collaboration between the selected Innovation Actions in the Energy domain and facilitate their specific project developments, by creating several Working Groups. To define the next actions, OPEN DEI facilitated the discussion together with the projects in the Energy ecosystem and with representatives of the European Commission, Mark van Stiphout (DG Energy) and Rolf Riemenschneider (DG Connect).
During the workshop, a representative from InterConnect presented the project and its main activities to the Energy domain community.
InterConnect – Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids
The EU energy market is conditioned by digitalisation. New rules and technological developments allow the proliferation of energy service providers in the EU member states with users having full knowledge and control over their appliances. However, interoperability represents a serious problem as a change of provider could mean the replacement of installations. The EU-funded InterConnect project proposes effective energy management using a resilient and practical ecosystem that is user-centric and market-driven. The project involves a range of specialised stakeholders, including advanced technology actors, manufacturers, providers and energy users. Via seven pilots, they will showcase an effective digital market for ensuring energy-efficiency at reduced costs that is beneficial to end-users.