3Smart Smart Building – Smart Grid – Smart City

Current tendencies in the Danube Region to integration of energy-efficiency measures and renewable energy are not followed by their adequate interactions to enable optimal operation of the building as a whole. Distribution system operators are reluctant in allowing renewable energy in the grid as it engages investments into the grid and increases costs for its correct and secure operation.

Distribution system operators are interested in introducing coordinated energy exchange with buildings through dynamically changing conditions, e.g. via optimized hourly price profiles.. Currently neither of the countries in the Danube Region has regulatory/technology framework developed for inception of building-grid cross-spanning energy management schemes.

 The main objective of the 3Smart project is to provide a technological and legislative setup for cross-spanning energy management of buildings, grids and major city infrastructures in the Danube Region. It will provide optimal economical value to energy-efficiency and renewable energy investment in the building and at the same time it will result in optimized costs on the grid side whereas grid and buildings will also interact through exchanging energy and prices data. This is expected to motivate installation of distributed storages in both buildings and grids for improving energy security in the Danube Region.

The project outputs are:

(i) Modular software tool for energy management on building and distribution grid side,

(ii) Five pilot actions in different Danube Region countries including buildings and grids with intersected technology/regulatory setups and

(iii) Strategy to enable city-wide energy management and related regulatory barriers removal in the Danube Region.

 Main target groups are regulatory energy agencies/ministries (related to updating regulatory set-up), distribution system operators and suppliers (related to improving grid effectiveness), local authorities and regional energy agencies (related to reducing return-on-investment for investments in energy-efficiency and renewable energy); R&D institutions (related to possibly new modular extensions to the developed energy management, for specific configurations of buildings and grids).

 Major innovative moment is in vertical two-way synchronization through all the modules of the energy management tool via simple interfaces to attain optimal operation of the buildings and the grid, and easy modules add-on to the existing already deployed automation equipment.

Smart Building – Smart Grid – Smart City
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3791343,41
ERDF Contribution: 2684885,78
IPA Contribution: 537756,07
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve energy security and energy efficiency

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Lead partner mario.vasak@fer.hr CROATIA
E 3, ENERGETIKA, EKOLOGIJA, EKONOMIJA, d.o.o. ERDF partner alan.krizaj@e3.si SLOVENIA
Municipality Idrija ERDF partner miran.podobnik@idrija.si SLOVENIA
Elektro Primorska d.d. ERDF partner jurij.jurse@elektro-primorska.si SLOVENIA
European Centre for Renewable Energy Güssing Ltd. ERDF partner j.hacker@eee-info.net AUSTRIA
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Project News

  • 3Smart - presented at the Croatia 4.0 - Conference on New Technologies, Robotization and Automatization in Industry and Buildings
    - 13-03-2019
    presented at the Croatia 4.0 - Conference on New Technologies, Robotization and Automatization in Industry and Buildings

    The Croatia 4.0 - Conference on New Technologies, Robotization and Automatization in Industry and Buildings, was held in Zagreb on 14 February 2019. Conference gathered and presented everyone that in any way comes in a contact with the new...

  • 3Smart - representative participated at the Croatian National info day for the Third call for proposals of the Danube Transnational Programme
    - 13-03-2019
    representative participated at the Croatian National info day for the Third call for proposals of the Danube Transnational Programme

    Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia, National Contact Point for Croatia  organised national info days in order to support applicants in obtaining proper information that will help them structure proposals for...

  • 3Smart - representative participated at the DTP thematic seminar related to 3rd call opening held in Prague
    - 13-03-2019
    representative participated at the DTP thematic seminar related to 3rd call opening held in Prague

    Danube Transnational Programme, organised a thematic seminar, focussing on three topics -  1) Water management-flood prevention and environmental risks, 2) Natural and cultural heritage and 3) Energy in Prague (CZ) on the 14th December...

  • 3Smart - A new railway system energy management concept has been published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    - 05-02-2019
    A new railway system energy management concept has been published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

    3Smart research team members published an article "Hierarchical Model Predictive Control for Coordinated Electric Railway Traction System Energy Management" - H. Novak, V. Lešić, M. Vašak, in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation...

  • 3Smart - MED 2018 Process automation challenge finals
    - 03-07-2018
    MED 2018 Process automation challenge finals

    MED 2018 Process automation challenge finals was held on 19 June 2018, the first day of the MED2018 conference in Zadar. Teams FTSEI from University of Belgrade and University of Novi Sad (Serbia), and SapiEngineering from Sapientia Hungarian...

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