SEED – Smart Efficient Energy Dispatcher

An integrated tool for energy management in future smart grid nodes for home and business



The Challenge

SEED is designed in order to have the following features:

E-mobility: rapid charging of zero-emission electric vehicles, with the possibility of bi-directional energy transfer to and from the vehicle, allowing the stationary vehicle to be transformed into a storage system capable of delivering services for the smart grid (energy storage, backup, grid services, etc.)
Green-energy: management of energy production through renewable sources (solar, wind, etc.), which can be used directly for vehicle charging (thus minimizing energy conversions and eliminating waste), fed into the grid or stored in a storage system; alternatively, it will also be possible to manage the interface with an existing energy production infrastructure
Smart Power Management: modulation of energy flows to and from all connected peripherals in real time, according to automatically managed criteria or input from external devices or Artificial Intelligence; interconnection of different SEED devices with a modular approach to create multipoint variable power stations
Connectivity with smart building, smart grid and energy communities: direct communication with all smart building devices (second generation meters, home automation controllers, etc.) and communication for information exchange with CIR (Charging Infrastructure Controller) devices and Energy Community Aggregators. All energy exchanges will be measured, tracked and stored, lending themselves to be used for profiling and enabling control logics based on big-data analysis and Artificial Intelligence logics; SEED can be advantageously integrated into eco-systems for community energy management based on block-chain infrastructure and energy banking," among others
Internet of Things and Cloud Management: connectivity with cloud infrastructure for remote control, monitoring and maintenance; optional integration with sensors for the collection and monitoring of environmental data, such as detection of the concentration of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and air pollutant particles; digital user interface (APP, web portal) for device control and management. SEED's high-efficiency, ultra-low footprint, multi-directional energy transfer technology, high degree of connectivity and flexibility will make it a key element of the smart grid, and enable the triggering of a shared network of facilities under a true "Energy of Things" paradigm."