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Citywide Smart Grid Solutions in Lyon

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 Citywide Smart Grid Solutions in Lyon - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
  • Other - Energy Harvesting
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Energy Management System
The Challenge

Standardize and showcase a fully operational smart grid for widespread deployment of proven innovative solutions and provide the basis for:

• New business models for prosumer

• Investment strategies for the French power system to incorporate the latest technological innovations

• Transition scenarios to facilitate the evolution of the current network towards a smart grid system

• Implementation of findings from multidisciplinary research on optimal technological and economic choices

The Customer
City of Lyon and Grenoble
About The Customer
City of Lyon and Grenoble, France The GreenLys smart-grid development project, comprising Lyon and Grenoble, serves as the experimental platform for innovative solutions, from energy generation to consumption> 1000 residential customers> 40 tertiary
The Solution

For home-owners 

Wiser™ system monitors and controls all electrical equipment’s energy use, by zone or type (e.g. heating, hot water) > StruxureWare™ Demand-Side Operation platform enables participation in programs that offer financial rewards for optimizing energy consumption > The Wiser system connected to StruxureWare Demand-Side Operation platform enables participation in smart grid programs > Electric vehicles to represent a flexible source of stored energy that can be re-injected into the grid when needed

For businesses 

Cloud-based services and a smart gateway monitor and control building loads, onsite renewable energy production, energy storage system and HVAC systems

Data Collected
Energy Consumption Rate, Energy Production
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Energy]
    16% Reduction in total heating (electricity) costs Thanks to shifting usage from peak to non-peak periods
Quantitative Benefit
  • Grid managers

    > New interruption and deferment

    > Grid measurement and observation solutions

    > Optimized integration of decentralized energy generation

    > Better investment management

  • The community

    > Environmental benefits (reduced greenhouse emissions)

    > New job opportunities in the sector of smart grid solutions and services

    The consumer

    > More efficient consumption management for reducing bills and environmental footprint

  • Electricity suppliers and producers

    > Better power generation base management

    > Improved energy quality

    > Enriched portfolio of new services and customized tariffs

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