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Registration: 2nd SmartCoDe Expert Cooperation Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2011

24.08.2011
We cordially invite you to join us for the 2nd SmartCoDe Open Expert Cooperation Workshop on October 12, 2011 at the Hotel Westbahnhof in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop will discuss the status of the SmartCoDe project, which is developing technology critical to accelerating the shift from traditional energy sources to renewable energy sources.

In addition to the project partner presentations invited papers will be presented by:

Prof. Dr. Hermanns of the University of Saarland: Energy Forecasting
Dr. Djokic of the University of Edinburgh: Energy Management
Prof. Dr. Boggasch from the Ostfalia Hochschule for Applied Sciences: Energy Storage

Renewable Energy Imperatives

Events in the year since the last SmartCoDe Expert Cooperation Workshop on Energy Efficiency have further emphasized the urgent need to replace traditional energy with renewable energy. However, the issue is not a purely fossil fuel problem. Certainly, carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants remain one of the major problems. But the catastrophic Fukushima incident is a reminder that carbon dioxide is not the only concern – we must prepare for the replacement of nuclear energy. If decisions to eventually discontinue nuclear energy generation are not to lead to even greater consumption of fossil fuels, we must dramatically accelerate our development and deployment of renewable energy sources. Failure is not an option.

The shift to renewable energy sources presents us with two fundamental imperatives:

We must take measures to manage the volatility and unpredictability inherent to almost all major renewable energy sources.
We must match our future energy consumption to the available supply of (renewable) energy, and not vice versa as it is today.

In addition, we must enable intelligent (“smart”) energy nets that allow distributed energy generation and storage, and we must devise efficient energy storage methods, such as pump storage, power-to-gas, batteries, and so on.

SmartCoDe Tackles the Imperatives

The SmartCoDE project focuses on the two imperatives. So what is the status of the project? Much work has been done already – and is ongoing. For instance, the team has completed a board-level prototype of the SmartCoDe chip. The chip will enable communications and control between energy-using products (EuPs), for example, domestic appliances, and an energy management unit (EMU), enabling the latter to control the EuPs according to predefined requirements. Also, an initial version of the EMU software has already been developed.

Further, we have established the project’s demonstrator in a building in Austria (you can view the location via a webcam here). It has been equipped with a fully-functional EMU that runs the initial version of the new software, additional research equipment from our white-goods associated partner, a small-scale wind turbine to provide local energy generation, and a board-level prototype of the chip.

This workshop delves into the details – and audience participation is welcome!

Registration deadline is September 27, 2011.

Dr. Dieter Treytnar | idw
Further information:
http://www.edacentrum.de/
http://www.fp7-smartcode.eu/events/ecw2011?pk_campaign=ECWS2%20e-mail&pk_kwd=event

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