BeyWatch is a 30-month research project supported by the European Commission (DG Information Society and Media) aiming at ICT tools for environmental management and energy efficiency. BeyWatch will develop an energy-aware and user-centric solution, able to provide intelligent energy monitoring/control and power demand balancing at home/building & neighbourhood level.
To reach its objectives, BeyWatch has undertaken the following:
Design ultra-low energy-consumption white-goods
Implement methods, techniques and services to reduce the power consumption in smart/green homes/blocks/neighbours by intelligent control of electrical devices
Generate hot water and electricity from renewable energy sources at building level,
Elaborate business plans and business support system (BSS) applications that will help the users and providers to reach beneficiary contracts
Motivate user's awareness, towards less CO2 emissions on the whole energy value chain (production, transportation, distribution, supply) and cleaner environment.
BeyWatch benefits in a few words....
...for the business
Beywatch elaborates business plans and business support system (BSS) applications
Based on cooperation between the users and the utility
Relying on the use of smart meters
Benefitting to the users (better rates) and meeting the utility needs (load balancing, energy peaks)
"ICTs as leverage technologies for energy efficiency" Asunción Santamaría - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - CeDInt
"Very nice site!" Pharm - GE
"Red Eléctrica de España has a strong commitment with Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency and fully supports this projects objectives" Susana Bañares Hernandez - Red Electrica de España
"As a utility company in Spain, we consider this project as an enormous contribution to solve the challenges that are faced with in this sector during the next century." Antonio Castellanos - ENDESA Network Factory