e-home project with Avacon
Under the e-home Energy 2020 project, carried out in Lower Saxony Stuhr and Weyhe, a total of 32 households are being supported financially to install state-of-the-art energy saving tools and technology.
In the framework of the project, photovoltaic systems, efficient air conditioners and electric cars are budgeted for. By providing the infrastructure, PPC helps to close the communications gap between the utility, E.ON, and its customers.
Prove the feasibility of smart homes
Connection of Smart Grid and 32 smart homes with BPL
E.ON Avacon is the regional network operator for the regions of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. As a partner of many local authorities, the company offers a portfolio of technical and infrastructure services. E.ON Avacon’s network covers the area of Middle and East Lower Saxony, as well as Nord and Middle Saxony-Anhalt. The company employs about 2,000 people and operates electricity networks supplying approximately 2.2 million people.
Communication via Broadband Powerline
Digital meters installed in each household are connected through PPC’s Broadband Powerline (BPL) communications system to local transformer stations. E.ON receives information from the meters in real-time which means it can respond to factors such as weather conditions (which affect the availability of renewable energy).
For example, when excess energy is available in the grid, a higher number of electric cars can be recharged. Conversely, the electric cars can be used during periods of bad weather as power storage. In this way e-home Energy 2020 both increases the stability of the grid and ensures security of supply for the customer.
Project partners in the e-home Energy 2020 include the Stuhr and Weyhe Parish Council, Club Stuhr Plus, Kreissparkasse Syke, the Lower Saxony Energy Research Centre (EFZN), and the REINHAUSEN Group.