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DrEVen - Connected Smart Objects and People | Research & Innovation - Ubiwhere



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ubiwhere Alcoutim

Connected Smart Objects and People

ubiwhere Alcoutim

drEVen was created on the scope of Ubiwhere’s winning proposal for VICINITY’s second Open Call. Our vision was to create an intelligent system to uphold the exploitation of clean (otherwise unused) energy on EV charging and showcase how an energy producer may double as EV Charging Operator, and by adopting an OCPP-compliant EV charging station, foster a new decentralised circular economy. To validate this system, a pilot was held at Enercountim facilities (Alcoutim, Portugal), in the company's Solar Lab. The data collected from the IoT sensors integrated into VICINITY’s platform designated the best timing for EV charging, based on production and storage capacity as well as market conditions.

This way, EV drivers could be incentivized to put this excessive energy production into good use, by charging their vehicles from clean energy and at a reduced tariff. Drivers should be notified with the best timings in which they can benefit from lower EV charging tariffs, through a mobile app integrated into the solution. The settlement and billing solutions must be powered by an open and public Blockchain, adding transparency and trust in the process, through openly accessible and auditable Smart Contracts.

 This project has received funding from the EU´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688467