Smart Energy International
Swedish power company Vattenfall has partnered with Eliq to trial new technology for customer engagement and optimisation of district heating in homes.
District heating networks can contribute to a smart and decarbonised energy system. Today a majority of Swedish apartments are heated by district heating but most users have no clue of how much energy is used, or how they can optimise their heat apart from turning the radiator valve.
“People who live in a centrally heated building don’t understand that their behaviour can help improving network efficiency and reduce carbon emissions”, says Joakim Botha, Founder of Eliq.
In order to raise customer engagement and optimise heat generation, Vattenfall has launched a trial in Gustavsberg, outside of Stockholm. The trial will equip homes with connected radiator valves and an app to motivate consumers to take part in optimising energy use within the community, in an effortless way, while enjoying a better indoor climate.