|Coordinator||Sustainable Innovation i Sverige AB - Projektledning|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 8 798 935|
|Project duration||October 2018 - September 2023|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of Live-in Smartgrid was to develop a testbed within smart electricity grids that can contribute to solving capacity challenges in the electricity grid in Uppsala with potential in the rest of Sweden. The test bed has covered three areas: power grid, end users and an IoT data hub: - Power grid and the capacity challenge have been highlighted in pilot projects and seminars for spreading knowledge. - End users have been involved, mostly property owners and private persons. - An IoT- data hub has been built with data from projects and electricity users.
Expected results and effects
The challenges with lack of power are still relevant. Through the project, knowledge, project, verified results and focus on implementation have contributed to reducing decision paths and speeding up the sustainable transition. Examples of results are projects with: - Uppsala Parkerings AB, Uppsala Universitet, Volvo Cars and CEVT who contribute to the strategy for all of Uppsala´s parking garages regarding charging infrastructure with grid balancing. - Property owner of school kitchens where behavior change and technology enable power reduction, which also resulted in a new company.
Planned approach and implementation
The arrangement was based on broad stakeholder cooperation with 17 parties from business, society and academia. The implementation has included project development, seminar activities and other results and capacity buildning dissemination. The project has had regular meetings with the steering group and reference group as well as developed and implemented development projects. In order to bring in more perspectives and contribute to competence development in the energy field, the project has also worked with students and in total it has resulted in around 30 student projects.