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A duet of SMEs to install the SmartEE pilot action

Within an open tendering procedure, two SMEs of the PACA region submitted a winning proposal to design and install the SmartEE pilot action in a school building of Gap, France.

Within an open tendering procedure, two SMEs of the PACA region submitted a winning proposal to design and install the SmartEE pilot action in a school building of Gap, France.

The tender was opened in early October 2013 and closed end of November 2013. 3 very competitive proposals were submitted by SMEs and a large company. Upon evaluation by an expert of the building energy efficiency technologies, the duet Wit & GridPocket was ranked best bidder.

The purpose of the SmartEE pilot action is to demonstrate that significant energy savings can be obtained from behavioural changes with regards to the various consumptions and better control of the energy-consuming devices. Wit will be in charge of the installation of measurement and control equipment, whereas GridPocket will develop the user interface. A very teasing approach is proposed to pupils, who can earn some points and compare to the others in view of winning a gift in the end. Regular updates of the ranking maintain the stimulation alive and eco-delegates elected in all the classes will continuously put strains on the consumers. They will even have power to tune the parameters of the thermal and electrical systems under the supervision of a technician in view of optimising the system performance.

After one full year of experiment, energy savings are expected to reach 10%.

The installation works will start in February 2014 for 2 months. The first set of results will be published in summer 2014.

 
 
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