What is IDEAS ?
IDEAS "Intelligent Neighbourhood Energy Allocation & Supervision" is a R&D project supported by the European Commission, focused on the development and operation of energy positive neighbourhoods. In addition, IDEAS focuses on the economic and environmental benefits of doing so.
IDEAS develops and validates different tools and business models needed for demonstrating the cost-effective and incremental implementation of an energy positive neighbourhood. The neighbourhood energy management tool enables intelligent energy trading and operation of equipment and buildings along with local energy generation and storage.
IDEAS gathers eight organisations from Europe and beyond from 4 different major domains: ICT, Construction & buildings, Energy and Territories. These organisations : companies, research centers, universities or cities have interest in energy efficiency at different scale. The neighbourhood energy management tool is tested on two partner sites in France and Finland.