“Telegram to the heater”
Aided by funding from Germany’s economy ministry, 60 companies - including heavyweights such as Bosch, Siemens, E.ON and IBM - have teamed up in the organisation EE-Bus to openly discuss scenarios and develop data sets that make equipment communicate, Wolfgang Tunze writes in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In a smart home that optimises energy efficiency of appliances with electricity supply by wind and solar power, the deep freezer has to communicate with the central-heating boiler, the PV installation on the roof or the e-car that is charging in the garage, Tunze explains. “For this to be possible, all devices involved need to understand each other,” a project that EE-Bus tries to make a reality, Tunze says.
Find the organisation’s website in English here.
For more information, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.