A smart system to reduce energy consumption is about to be tested in 14 social housing units located in Franche-Comté. This project is part of a European programme to optimise and decarbonise the electricity consumption of private individuals. The buildings identified for this pilot will be equipped with photovoltaic panels, battery-powered radiators, Linky meters and a control unit with a governing algorithm.
Project developed by the EDF group, in partnership with Néolia and the University of Lorraine.
Red WoLF is a European project supervised by the University of Leeds and 60% funded by the European Interreg NW Europe programme. In France, it is supported by EDF, the social housing organisation Néolia and the University of Lorraine. It is designed to trial several devices capable of interacting in order to limit energy consumption, in 14 homes. These houses located in Franche-Comté will thus benefit from combining technologies: photovoltaic panels, battery-powered radiators and smart meters, all managed by a control unit with an optimisation algorithm. Depending on whether the residents are home or not, and what their habits are, the system will choose between various sources of electricity to minimise the cost of consumption and the carbon footprint. This solution has both an ecological and a social objective.