Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme funded SMARCTIC project partner Donegal County Council (Ireland) is developing a intelligent energy management of public indoor environments. The Donegal County Council pilot is based on a collective community approach to energy management.
Our partner has been working with local stakeholders to provide external expertise in Internet of Things (IOT), installation of sensors and an interactive dashboard to view all the energy information in real time. This allows them to conduct comparative analysis and identify patterns of energy usage so that overall usage can be decreased, and waste prevented.
Managers from County Library, An Grianan Theatre, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny Public Services Centre and Donegal County Museum participated in this project, where lots of ideas, information and practical solutions were shared. Based on the feedback received from the stakeholders, it has been a successful initiative of the SMARCTIC project for our Irish partner Donegal County Council.
The SMARCTIC approach is to use the Smart Energy Management Model and focus, not on individual buildings, but on the entire stock of buildings and public infrastructure within the community to minimise overall energy usage within the geographic boundary.
Click on the video to hear some of their experience in the SMARCTIC project.