Evaluation studies for the implementation of S3C tools and guidelines
The S3C active partner InovGrid&InovCity tested S3C tools and guidelines in four different initiatives. The testing was supported by a workshop and several studies conducted by TNS. The results from the workshop and the studies have been used to optimise the respective S3C tools and guidelines.
- InovGrid project: an innovative program designed to address – in an integrated and holistic way – the evolution towards smarter grids, capable of dealing with the rising number of distributed energy resources (DER), the provision of detailed information to the consumer to promote their active involvement in energy efficiency, as well as public lighting control, the integration of the electric vehicle infrastructure and the efficient monitoring of asset condition.
- InovCity initiative (part of InovGrid project): The first pilot of the InovGrid project was launched before the expansion to seven additional municipalities and had a specific brand: InovCity (Évora InovCity). The InovGrid concept was implemented and evaluated in the city of Évora, representing a ‘living lab’ with more than 35.000 customers. Business case assessment methodologies covering the entire value chain of the smart grid concept were applied, including the evaluation of the addedvalue to communities and society.