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The first home power engineering laboratory

 

ENERGA LIVING LAB is the first power engineering laboratory in Poland that is developed by and for its citizens. This is an innovative project where the participants, starting from April 2015, test new technologies and modern power products in their homes.

We have invited 300 households in Gdynia to participate in the project, and the residents are testing new price solutions and tools that support energy management: Time-of-Use Price Programmes, reports on power consumption and innovative Home Area Network systems

 

 LIFE+ financial instrument

Living Lab methodology

The project “ENERGA Living Lab for the improvement of the energy end-use efficiency” is co-funded by the European Commission and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, within the LIFE+ Programme which is dedicated to initiatives supporting new solutions that improve the natural environment. It is the only financial instrument in the European Union aimed solely at cofinancing projects for the protection of the environment and climate.

Activities realised within the framework of this project follow the innovative Living Lab methodology, according to which solutions dedicated to electricity consumers are developed in the environment of their actual application. It means that new technologies or products are verified by end-users in their homes, as opposed to the traditional approach of in-lab verification. By sharing their ideas and observations about the tested tools, project participants have a direct impact on their development.

 

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