DREWAG Netz, TU Dres­den, Kiwigrid, exelonix, and Robot­ron embark on a joint­ly fund­ed EdiS project

The five con­sor­tium part­ners from Dres­den have launched a joint­ly fund­ed project: “EdiS – Energie­di­en­ste in der intel­li­gen­ten Stadt, beispiel­hafte Erweiterung auf die Lebens­bere­iche Wohnen und Mobil­ität” [Ener­gy ser­vices in smart cities, exem­plary enhance­ment of the res­i­den­tial and mobil­i­ty sec­tors].

The use of smart meter­ing sys­tems and ser­vice plat­forms not only enables appli­ca­tions that secure reg­u­lat­ed grid oper­a­tion but also allow for this infra­struc­ture to be applied to oth­er busi­ness mod­els in dif­fer­ent areas of life. The plan is to devel­op and imple­ment three exem­plary appli­ca­tion sce­nar­ios, with a spe­cial focus on “Assist­ed liv­ing”, “Elec­tro­mo­bil­i­ty”, and the cre­ation of a region­al ener­gy com­mu­ni­ty.

More part­ners, such as hous­ing coop­er­a­tives and People’s Sol­i­dar­i­ty, are also set to be inte­grat­ed over the project’s three year peri­od. “This enables new require­ments to flow direct­ly into the project”, explains Stef­fen Böttch­er, head of the Ener­gy and Meter Data Man­age­ment depart­ment at DREWAG Netz GmbH.

In par­tic­u­lar, the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the local, close­ly linked part­ners with their dif­fer­ent spe­cial­iza­tion fields pro­vide a deci­sive advan­tage for the project”, adds Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Scheg­n­er, Chair of the Pro­fes­sor­ship for Elec­tric Pow­er Sup­ply at TU Dres­den.

Matthias Her­tel, the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Kiwigrid, fur­ther explains that: “Dig­i­ti­za­tion, espe­cial­ly the Inter­net of Things, brings the ener­gy rev­o­lu­tion to the end cus­tomer. EdiS seeks to show that cross-sec­tor coop­er­a­tion, espe­cial­ly at a region­al lev­el, is the key to suc­cess. Being a Dres­den com­pa­ny, we are thus all the more pleased to add our con­tri­bu­tion with our solu­tions”.

Björn Heine­mann, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Robot­ron Daten­bank-Soft­ware GmbH con­tin­ues: “The approach to open up new mar­kets and cre­ate added val­ue based on the manda­to­ry Smart Meter Gate­way is essen­tial for the entire indus­try”.