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multi-national projects like GENTE by ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems'

We are proud to announce that SmartHelio is a Technology partner of an international research project GENTE. GENTE brings together an international consortium of highly qualified partners comprising need owners, citizens, scientific partners, technology providers, living labs, and technology demonstration sites. 

GENTE is a multi-million dollar, multi-national project. The project aims to develop services and applications (the LEC toolbox) for Local Energy Communities (LECs) to improve their abilities to optimize, control, and manage energy resources in a federated manner. It leverages advanced technologies, including the internet of things (IoT), distributed ledger technology/Blockchain, edge processing, and artificial intelligence for autonomous energy resource management. The LEC toolbox will automatically implement the optimization strategies to control and manage the energy mix at the LEC level. It will minimize the grid dependencies for local power needs, significantly reduce the power curtailment by the grid, and maximize the injection of electricity into the grid considering the flexibility and stability provisions of the network.

The project also aims to bring intelligence to distributed energy assets by considering users’ behaviors, data privacy, and interoperability. The project will deliver a decision support tool and innovative services to the LECs that will enhance the economic viability of LECs and promote engagements of end-users and self-governance. The project will be implemented and validated in 6 different sites across three different countries. 

The GENTE project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems’ focus initiative Digital Transformation for the Energy Transition, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883973.


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