Visualization for a sustainable city and industry
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 779 314|
|Project duration||May 2017 - March 2019|
Purpose and goal
The project contributes to a more resource-efficient society through information visualizations for the main user groups influencing the district heating system´s production and consumption. With increased data volumes, autonomous systems and energy needs, different groups of users need to get the right information at the right time. The project has developed concepts for e.g. operators and managers which enable a shift in consumption and production of district heating so that power peaks can be avoided. New collaborations between industry, academia and startups was created.
Expected results and effects
The project has developed visualization concepts and prototypes that can be integrated with energy companies and property owners to give users better information on how they can act to contribute to a more sustainable industry and city. The concepts are based on technology studies and user studies that have been developed into scenarios and tested on end users. We have integrated perspectives from energy companies, control system suppliers, visualization companies and property owners and developed integrated solutions that can be used via PC, information screens and mobile.
Planned approach and implementation
Quarterly project meetings was combined with smaller working groups in the work packages. User studies and site visits to energy companies and managers provided a good basis for developing scenarios and prototypes that meet users´ needs. A challenge in the project was the consortium´s breadth which provided different perspectives and incentives, making it difficult to create a common direction. Future-oriented concepts require adaptation of the systems and acceptance by the users. During the project the actors have gained an increased understanding of the system and its role in it.