Delgaz Grid, part of the German E.ON group, has developed an energy efficiency solution for municipalities that it wants to extend throughout the region.
“We want to reach out to municipalities in their efforts to show their concern for energy efficiency,” said Cosmin Roșu, Delgaz Grid representative, at the conference “Energy Efficiency for Energy Transition” organized in Iași by Energynomics together with the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy.
To date, the company has presented this solution to 26 municipalities. The platform, called Energy Monitor, provides an overview of energy production and consumption in the municipality.
The solution is already implemented in Germany and allows both monitoring the effectiveness of cost-cutting measures and visualizing local electricity production by generation source.
The portal created by the company also provides access to historical data and allows the visualization of local electricity consumption for households, non-households, and public buildings.
According to Rosu, the portal contains an energy map of all the buildings that municipalities manage and can also integrate temperature, CO2, car and pedestrian traffic sensors, in agreement with the municipalities.
Municipalities, for example, may use this platform to report whether any of their public buildings are using more energy than expected..
The conference in Iași was the fourth of a series of 5 scheduled by the Energynomics communication platform, the Romanian Fund for Energy Efficiency – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy. The project is financed by Norwegian Grants 2014-2021. The final conference is scheduled on November 16 and 17, in Bucharest.