As a forerunner in this field we would like to share our knowledge with others and to learn from others experiences in order to, not least, improve our products and services. The ERA-Net JPP SES DPP partner programme offers an invaluable opportunity to expand our network and learn from the community.
Multiple instances of solutions will be able to integrate with each other and thus expand the energy trade market. The open API for internet of things'' developers will be made available.
“Previous research has shown difficulties in purpose and use, as well as in implementation of ICT platforms. The use and satisfaction of ICT platforms by citizens have also been shown to differ, depending on user motives, city size or population.” [Niklas Lindell & Emil Denudom 2020].
In the Model City H2020 Bid 2016, SIEMENS UK & Microsoft enerXchange went onto both the Azure and Mindsphere Cloud Systems. The failure of this bid brought it back to more accessible infrastructural solutions. MindSphere and Azure remain open to provide vastly superior functionality and interoperability between industry, city and community. This is where enerXchange is headed as soon as resources permit. IES and Technologieplattform Smart Grids AT add interoperability.
We provide software as a service on a subscription basis, centrally hosted (on-demand software). Alternatively, we are prepared to clone (though this would not be inexpensive it is far less expensive than building one from scratch) with an alternative source code. The costs of either are time and situational specific. Estimates at this stage are difficult to make. In any case, this is a two-way process in which price may only play a small part. Increasing the level of usage, spread and functionality might be far more important. We are at the beginning of a time of great change. B2B collaboration based on synergies must deliver all-round advancement. We all need to progress at a steady but intensive pace with solid back-up routes and flexibility where required. This is our standing as opposed to the concept of a price list.
When it came to carrying out the digital platform functions for the early Tallaght Smart Grid test bed, back in 2008, very few open systems were readily available. Many companies were in the midst of building their own digital platforms in order to ensure flexibility, continued relevance and adaptability/conversion. MEGA followed suit and Smart M Power Co commenced the design of enerXchange ™ in 2010. Since then, it has been adapted and changed many times serving large data sets including prosumer Smart Meters and P2P Energy swapping.
These days, information and communication platforms are undergoing rapid development by cities and ICT corporations. At the same time, many finished platforms suffer from lack of use and complexity.