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Business Models And Technical Architectures For An Advanced Energy Management Combined With IT Services At The Residential Level. The COGENVAD Initiative

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030181

Volume

62

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

935.46 kb

Author(s)

E. Mylonas & N. Sakkas

Abstract

Business models and technical architectures for an advanced energy management combined with IT services at the residential level. The COGENVAD initiative E. ~ ~ l o n a s ' & N. sakkas2 I Daedalus Informatics Ltd., Greece 2 Laboratory of Environmental Informatics, TEI of Crete, Greece Abstract The open residential and commercial office space, viewed in terms of its wind and solar energy, represents a serious source of income, which currently escapes, almost completely, all practical research and serious exploitation. At the same time, the energy business in its current deregulation spiral, is seeking a competitive advantage in offering, next to energy, also other added value services. These can be significantly facilitated and rendered cost efficient by taking advantage of the existing power network cabling. New and appropriate technology and innovative business models will however be required to jointly and cost efficiently harness the wind and solar potential as well as the energy provider

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