At the CeBIT (News - Alert) trade show for the digital IT and telecommunications industry in Hannover, Germany this week, Orga Systems will demonstrate that the answer to distributed energy billing based on dynamic spot hourly pricing actually is “blowing in the wind” (as Bob Dylan sang long ago).
The Paderborn, Germany-based real-time charging and billing company is demonstrating its Energy and Service Billing Platform in a “Wind to Home” scenario.
The new system uses highly dynamic hourly spot market prices to trigger demand-side management (DSM) in home appliances and devices. The focus is on the substitution of cheap wind energy, when it is available, in order to heat a household’s water supply, rather than using fossil fuels such as gas and oil.
Orga Systems is partner in the research initiative “Connected Energy - SHAPE,” which is exploring the efficient use of energy in multi-family housing. Orga Systems (News - Alert) is collaborating with other leading companies and research institutes in this project, which is co-funded by the German Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi (News - Alert)). The project's objective is to demonstrate a decrease in energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the range of 10 percent for electrical power and 30 percent for heat in a first pilot, involving 20 apartments.
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Within SHAPE, Orga Systems will develop a dynamic energy billing system and integrate this in a delivery platform for home automation service. All services are integrated into the Connected Living IT architecture and operate through a Home Service Platform (HSP) and a Service Provider Platform (SPP). The end user saves consumption costs, while energy service providers are able to bring additional energy to market.
Using the new Energy & Service Billing Platform:
- Users can activate dynamic price controls for a device (a value-added service);
- Energy service providers (aggregators) receive forecasts of storage capacity;
- Home automation systems switch devices to distributed energy based on dynamic energy pricing;
- Users are able to control consumption and current expenses for the household via smart metering and selected devices (sub-metering), enabled for wind-to-home tariffs;
- Users retrieve weekly bills as well as frequent threshold notifications; and
- The system is scalable for other DSM (News - Alert) applications, including heat pumps and electrical vehicles.
According to an article in M2M about the new Orga breakthrough: “By dynamically adjusting the tariff to the consumer, consumption can be stimulated. This can avoid negative pricing or grid congestion in high throughput periods when using energy from volatile renewable energy sources. Demand-side energy management [then becomes] an easy task.”
Edited by Rich Steeves