Across North West Europe, cities are increasingly investing in renewable energy production and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. However, the control systems for energy generation, energy utilisation, energy storage and electric vehicle charging work are currently separate from each other. This results in high costs and carbon emissions due to energy inefficiencies.
CleanMobilEnergy integrated various renewable energy sources, storage devices, electric vehicles and optimisation of energy consumption through one unique smart energy management system. The development of this intelligent Energy Management System (iEMS) increased the economic value of renewable energy and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The iEMS assured a smart integration through interoperability based on open standards for data flows and analysis tools.
CleanMobilEnergy made it possible for renewable energy sources to be used locally, so electric vehicles could be charged with 100 % renewable energy offered at an optimum price. Electrical energy from the grid will only be required when prices are low or renewable energy sources are not available, the iEMS monitors and optimises the system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The project was a partnership between POLIS, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) ,Walvoorzieningen Nederland B.V. and others. One generic transnational iEMS will be adapted to the four specific city pilots in Arnhem, London, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Nottingham. These pilots ranged from small towns to large cities. The four city pilots covered different types of renewable energy, storage and electric vehicles as well as different contexts and diverse city environments.
CleanMobilEnergy ran from September 2017 until March 2021.