Nowadays, we are
assisting to an increased
interest in developing ICT solutions capable of controlling and rationalise the energy usage within houses. Increased energy efficiency and saving are fundamental goals to contribute to the sustainable growth as specified by the “Europe 2020” strategy.
Many people are not aware of how electricity is generated or distributed in their houses. It is therefore possible to induce a responsible use of the energy and thus contribute to save it in terms of quantity and costs by increasing the users’ awareness. To this end, home automation systems (domotics) that allow for monitoring energy consumption and making feasible smart control strategies of electric and electronic devices play a relevant role.
MONERGY is a project that will carry out research activity in this context and further it will develop concrete ICT solutions for the benefit of the users of Carinthia and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions.