Researchers from the Institute of Information Technology at TUL are working on a project for an intelligent system that will help save electricity and ensure a comfortable working environment. NCRD has granted over PLN 2.2 million in funding for this purpose.
In many enterprises and institutions, electrical energy connected with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for over 60% of total consumption. The partners of the PA project, i.e. IDANET, STIPENDIUM Institute of Science and Technology and, of course, Lodz University of Technology, focus on optimising energy management in enterprises.
- In the design of intelligent controllers for energy consumption management, in accordance with the standards set by Industry 4.0, a significant role will be played by the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, says Assoc. Prof. Eng. Adam Wojciechowski, TUL Prof.
The new energy management system will guarantee automatic control of energy efficiency. Intelligent monitoring of the most important air parameters (e.g. temperature, humidity, pressure, concentration of volatile organic compounds), as well as noise and light intensity will ensure the highest workplace standards, while at the same time rationalising electricity consumption. The system under development - METERNET-EnMS - is an intelligent extension of one of the flagship products of IDANET, the project leader.
As pointed out by Prof. Wojciechowski,
- The METERNET-EnMS system is an innovation, at least on a European scale. The project leader, IDANET, is currently delivering intelligent automation solutions for HVAC systems in Switzerland, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia and Ukraine. The product created within the consortium, thanks to intelligent algorithms developed at the Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics, has a chance to revolutionise the market of automatic electricity management systems. Public administration offices and hotel chains are already interested in it.
The project with the acronym PA, entitled "Predictive and adaptive METERNET-EnMS system for integrated control of environmental parameters and energy consumption of industrial and business processes", received the maximum evaluation from experts and took first place on the list of projects recommended for funding - out of almost 500 applications submitted.
In the photo: researchers working on the project:
From right: Dr Eng. Kamil Stokfiszewski, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Adam Wojciechowski, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Przemysław Gordinowicz, Assoc. Prof. Marek Galewski, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Agnieszka Wosiak, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Piotr Lipiński, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Michał Morawski.