Herman's Smart Grids

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Herman can switch energy produced by solar panels to a specific household connected to it. Herman's Smart Grid enables it to distribute energy to a connected storage device as well. And Herman's Smart Grid can switch on or off or even manage household appliances to balance energy produced and energy used. And it can do so several times a day.

What is the goal of the project?

With Herman's Smart Grid we can prevent overloading the local grid and we can help the household optimizing it's energy usage and thus minimize it's spending on electricity.

What is the result of the project?

The project aims to develop a new version of our Herman (hardware and software) that is ready to be applied in our projects.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

LENS initiated the project and our partners in this project are BeNext and SEAC.

What is the next step?

Next step is implementing storage within the pilot projects and implementing the new version of our software with the algorithm to enable smart swithing.

What can other cities learn from your project?

First phase of the project is measuring and matching energy produced by solar panels and energy used within several households. With this knowledge we will develop and test an algorithm for managing energy locally.