Pilot action: Smart metering activity

The aim of ELIH-Med smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
Cyprus, Greece, Malta, France and Spain five partner countries take part ELIH-Med pilot Smart metering (for electricity) experimentation. Only in Greece, also heat meters will be installed.
Through this page, the specific Analysis of current smart metering in LIH in the Med area and all information related to the pilot experiment of smart metering in participant countries is available.
Analysis of current projects of multi-energies smart metering in low-income housing (LIH) in the MED area
Presentation of the impact of smart metering on EE in LIH in Med area
Smart meter supplier database
Smart Meters Pilot project DataBase
- SmartMetering Selection criteria
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
Living lab approach for inhabitants’ education on smart metering usage
Return of SmartMetering experience report
Return of SmartMetering experience report ANNEX_Conclusions & Recommendations

View all documents
TitleDescriptionFile
SM selection criteria (Komotini) SM selection criteria.xlsx
Description of Smart Metering dwellings selected (Komotini) SM_List of selected dwellings.pdf
Plan for acquisition of historical data (Komotini) Plan for acquisition of histo...ta and household typology c.pdf
Call for SM installation tenders (Komotini) Calls for SM Tenders.pdf
Examples of data acquisition (Komotini) Monitoring_Komotini c.pdf
Action plan for smart metering installation and data acquisition in pilot dwellings (Komotini) Action plan for smart metering installation_web.pdf
Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices (Komotini) D6.3.2_Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices rev1.pdf
Installed smart meters (Komotini) D6.4.1_Installed smart meters rev1.pdf
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH ELIHMed_Experimentation_plan_D.6.2.2_summary.pdf
Smart metering experimentation in Cyprus CEA smart metering.pdf

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Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
 
Non Low-Income Housing in Slovenia took part in ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation, however, all the action was coordinated by Slovenia partner.
As good practice, the summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
 



Target

Spain

Valencia

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour has been also extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions    
 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 
 

 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns
A key event of the consumer experience of the smart metering pilot experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                          
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Valencia 
There were 15 pilot dwellings involved in ELIH-Med SM experiement in Valencia, of which 15 from Fontaranes and the remaining ones from Pio XII.
CurrentCost product was used in two pilot buildings (PIO XII and Fontanares): electricity only.
For each dwelling: one interface display (IHD), one current sensor (at least one for the total circuit and another if there are specific circuits), 3-5 smart plug (refrigerator, kitchen, washing machine, TV, etc.) depending of the user. Additionally one iPdomo smart meter was donated by local manufacturer.
 
 
- Interaction with tenants
Direct contact with tenants of pilot dwellings: meetings with the Neighbourhood Representative Committee in order to explain them the smart metering equipment. Individual meetings to the volunteers to explain them the equipment (important: always the same persons for he direct contact).  
 

Energy efficiency advices and tips: different SM promotion materials, with simple easy words, were prepared.

 

Th summary of SM experiment in Valencia is available and downloadable here.

                                                                                           



Target

Málaga

Smart metering activity

ELIH-Med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tried to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions                             
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
The phases of the smart metering experimentation and the interactions with LIH consumers followed the ELIH-Med project plan as shown below. 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase included additional awareness campaigns.
 
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                           
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Malaga  
In Malaga,  45 electricity smart meters in total were installed, of which
- Pilot building “Los Limoneros”: 20 (15 wthout internet)
- Barrio de la Luz (finalcial pilot): 10
- West Malaga (outside of ELIH-Med): 15
 
In total the following units were used:
- 45 Central management terminals (IHD)
- 30 internet modules
- 15 modules without internet
- ENERATI (Web application for live visualization and historic data interpretation of households with internet connection); the data from the offline modules has to
  be downloaded every three months in order to obtain daily information.
 
 
Interaction with tenants and Smart Metering installation
 
 
 
The smart meter expriemntal plan (including smart meter providers' selection) is downloadable here.
 
The meters provide the information on:
- overall (daily, weekly and monthly) electricity consumption;
- other individual appliance real-time consumptions: 264 individual appliances are monitored by smart meters. For instance, refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, lights, electric heating, washing machines, electric cooker, etc.. 
 
 A smart metering Web application example  is shown below.
 

 



Target

France

Arles

Smart metering activity

ELIH-Med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behavior will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions  
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four time periods. These can be distinguished as separate phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
The phases of the smart metering experimentation and their interactions with LIH consumers followed the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 
 
 

 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase included additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of the smart metering experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure the consistent messages for end-consumers about what should be expected and how to facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment therefore was obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention was paid to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders   
Stakeholders involved in smart metering experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med awareness & communication and SM activity coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Arles    
Smart metering application in Arles is addressed to make:
-  Heating monitoring
   o Temperature sensors in the dwellings and one outside
   o Temperature of the ground water, before and after the heat exchanger 
   o Electric consumption of the heat pump
   o Fuel consumption on the boiler fuel (back up)
 
-  Domestic Hot Water Solar Heating
   o Temperature sensor in the common water tank
   o Volumetric and electric consumption for each dwelling (electricity will be used in back up to heat the water, especially in winter)
 
-  Others
   o Global electric consumption for each dwelling
   o Electric consumption in the common areas (ventilation and lighting)
 
 
Smart meters in 24 pilot dwellings have been installed.  The SM measurements in each dwelling included:
- total consumption of the dwelling
- domestic hot water (tank)
- washing machine
- fridge or TV

 

 



Target

Greece

Komotini

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.

The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.

The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.

Nature and frequency of interactions 

Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.

Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods are “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.

A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.

Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Komotini  
Given the large number of student rooms and large number of users (700), and given the available ELIH-MED project budget for smart metering actions, it would not be possible to implement smart metering of heat and electricity across all student rooms. Therefore a strategy was developed that will allow to implement ‘pilot’ smart metering actions and obtain a realistic assessment of their effectiveness, achieving the best possible impact within the overall available budget.
 
   - Electricity metering
5 central electricity Smart Metering systems were installed on the 5 pilot buildings main electrical boards (23.04.2013). Each system included a Stylitis 10 data logger and an ABB DMTME-I-485 digital electricity meter. The relevant data acquisition and processing software was provided to CRES and DUTH
 
   - Heat metering
Space heating Smart Metering and controls in 144 rooms of building S1 (Radiator thermostatic valves, wireless heat meters, wireless data loggers); central electric hour-meters per burner for each of the five buildings; central DHW calorific meters for the energy coming off the solar collectors for each building.
 
 
  - Interaction with students
Different awareness raising activities have been organized at Komotini Campus. These activities included the explanation of ELIH-Med Smart Metering process, of which the main interaction with students is the information dashboard installed in Students restaurant.
 
 
The detailed information on Smart metering dwelling selection, data collection, the related experiment action plan, the call for tender and the installed equipment, is given in the following documents: 
- List of selected dwellings for Smart Metering
- Plan for acquisition of historical consumption data and household typology for each dwelling
- Action plan for smart metering installation and data acquisition in pilot dwellings  
- Calls for tenders  
- Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices  
- Installed smart meters  

Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
SM selection criteria (Komotini) SM selection criteria.xlsx
Description of Smart Metering dwellings selected (Komotini) SM_List of selected dwellings.pdf
Plan for acquisition of historical data (Komotini) Plan for acquisition of histo...ta and household typology c.pdf
Call for SM installation tenders (Komotini) Calls for SM Tenders.pdf
Examples of data acquisition (Komotini) Monitoring_Komotini c.pdf
Action plan for smart metering installation and data acquisition in pilot dwellings (Komotini) Action plan for smart metering installation_web.pdf
Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices (Komotini) D6.3.2_Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices rev1.pdf
Installed smart meters (Komotini) D6.4.1_Installed smart meters rev1.pdf



Target

Cyprus

Cyprus

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tried to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour would also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of smart metering experiment was enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH was putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involved the education and the engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.

Nature and frequency of interactions 

Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Cyprus  
Through ELIH-Med pilot experiment 21 outdoor smart meters, 9 net meterging and 2 indoor smart meters were installed in Cyprus. The application of the 9 net meters was combined with the installaton of photovoltaics, which were completely financed by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. The results achieved are summaried and reported in the two documents downloadable below.

  

 

 

 

Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH ELIHMed_Experimentation_plan_D.6.2.2_summary.pdf
Smart metering experimentation in Cyprus CEA smart metering.pdf



Target

Malta

Malta-Gozo

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  
Smart metering pilot experiment in Malta
As part of the project, 15 households were chosen for Smart Metering (SM) experiment, 10 households taking part in the pilot project and 5 households not. In these 15 households smart meters have been installed for energy consumption monitoring. 
In particular, the following meters have been installed in the households,
- Central electricity metering (Efergy Energy Monitoring Sockets): 1 device per household with wireless connection to monitor which is located in a prominent area in
  the house
- Appliance electricity metering (e2 classic): 4–6 devices per household attached to socket outlet with display of current and cumulative consumption of a specific
  appliance.
- “Smart Metering Workbook” was provided to Tenants. This workbook included the explanation of ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation and a consumption
  calendar. Workbook calendar was created so tenants could write down themselves the daily consumption of their households. This process helps them realize how
  much is their daily consumption and how much money they are spending each day.
- A manual was provided with each Smart Meter installed. It was overviewed with the tenants during installation and a brief explanation of system was given to the
  tenants.
       
        
 
   
  
Smart meterring experimental activity in Malta included also:
? Metering of consumption of 6 individual units per household (e.g.Refrigerator, a/c, water heater, etc) was carried out
? Metering of total consumption with monitor for residents to view instantaneous and cumulative consumption
? Residents were supplied with an internet hub which allows monitoring of consumption from a PC or mobile device.
? Meetings were held with residents to prepare a detailed report on their consumption behaviour and recommendations for changes to reduce consumption
 



Target

Slovenia

Slovenia

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
 
Non Low-Income dwellings in Slovenia took part in ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation, however, all the SM pilot action was coordinated by Slovenia partner.
As good practices, the summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  



Target

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
 
Non Low-Income Housing in Slovenia took part in ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation, however, all the action was coordinated by Slovenia partner.
As good practice, the summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  



Target

Spain Valencia

ELIH-med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour has been also extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions    
 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 
 

 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns
A key event of the consumer experience of the smart metering pilot experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                          
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Valencia 
There were 15 pilot dwellings involved in ELIH-Med SM experiement in Valencia, of which 15 from Fontaranes and the remaining ones from Pio XII.
CurrentCost product was used in two pilot buildings (PIO XII and Fontanares): electricity only.
For each dwelling: one interface display (IHD), one current sensor (at least one for the total circuit and another if there are specific circuits), 3-5 smart plug (refrigerator, kitchen, washing machine, TV, etc.) depending of the user. Additionally one iPdomo smart meter was donated by local manufacturer.
 
 
- Interaction with tenants
Direct contact with tenants of pilot dwellings: meetings with the Neighbourhood Representative Committee in order to explain them the smart metering equipment. Individual meetings to the volunteers to explain them the equipment (important: always the same persons for he direct contact).  
 

Energy efficiency advices and tips: different SM promotion materials, with simple easy words, were prepared.

 

Th summary of SM experiment in Valencia is available and downloadable here.

                                                                                           



Target

Spain Málaga

ELIH-Med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tried to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions                             
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
The phases of the smart metering experimentation and the interactions with LIH consumers followed the ELIH-Med project plan as shown below. 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase included additional awareness campaigns.
 
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                           
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Malaga  
In Malaga,  45 electricity smart meters in total were installed, of which
- Pilot building “Los Limoneros”: 20 (15 wthout internet)
- Barrio de la Luz (finalcial pilot): 10
- West Malaga (outside of ELIH-Med): 15
 
In total the following units were used:
- 45 Central management terminals (IHD)
- 30 internet modules
- 15 modules without internet
- ENERATI (Web application for live visualization and historic data interpretation of households with internet connection); the data from the offline modules has to
  be downloaded every three months in order to obtain daily information.
 
 
Interaction with tenants and Smart Metering installation
 
 
 
The smart meter expriemntal plan (including smart meter providers' selection) is downloadable here.
 
The meters provide the information on:
- overall (daily, weekly and monthly) electricity consumption;
- other individual appliance real-time consumptions: 264 individual appliances are monitored by smart meters. For instance, refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, lights, electric heating, washing machines, electric cooker, etc.. 
 
 A smart metering Web application example  is shown below.
 

 



Target

France Arles

ELIH-Med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behavior will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions  
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four time periods. These can be distinguished as separate phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
The phases of the smart metering experimentation and their interactions with LIH consumers followed the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 
 
 

 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase included additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of the smart metering experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure the consistent messages for end-consumers about what should be expected and how to facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment therefore was obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention was paid to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders   
Stakeholders involved in smart metering experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med awareness & communication and SM activity coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Arles    
Smart metering application in Arles is addressed to make:
-  Heating monitoring
   o Temperature sensors in the dwellings and one outside
   o Temperature of the ground water, before and after the heat exchanger 
   o Electric consumption of the heat pump
   o Fuel consumption on the boiler fuel (back up)
 
-  Domestic Hot Water Solar Heating
   o Temperature sensor in the common water tank
   o Volumetric and electric consumption for each dwelling (electricity will be used in back up to heat the water, especially in winter)
 
-  Others
   o Global electric consumption for each dwelling
   o Electric consumption in the common areas (ventilation and lighting)
 
 
Smart meters in 24 pilot dwellings have been installed.  The SM measurements in each dwelling included:
- total consumption of the dwelling
- domestic hot water (tank)
- washing machine
- fridge or TV

 

 



Target

Greece Komotini

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.

The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.

The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.

Nature and frequency of interactions 

Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.

Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods are “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.

A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.

Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Komotini  
Given the large number of student rooms and large number of users (700), and given the available ELIH-MED project budget for smart metering actions, it would not be possible to implement smart metering of heat and electricity across all student rooms. Therefore a strategy was developed that will allow to implement ‘pilot’ smart metering actions and obtain a realistic assessment of their effectiveness, achieving the best possible impact within the overall available budget.
 
   - Electricity metering
5 central electricity Smart Metering systems were installed on the 5 pilot buildings main electrical boards (23.04.2013). Each system included a Stylitis 10 data logger and an ABB DMTME-I-485 digital electricity meter. The relevant data acquisition and processing software was provided to CRES and DUTH
 
   - Heat metering
Space heating Smart Metering and controls in 144 rooms of building S1 (Radiator thermostatic valves, wireless heat meters, wireless data loggers); central electric hour-meters per burner for each of the five buildings; central DHW calorific meters for the energy coming off the solar collectors for each building.
 
 
  - Interaction with students
Different awareness raising activities have been organized at Komotini Campus. These activities included the explanation of ELIH-Med Smart Metering process, of which the main interaction with students is the information dashboard installed in Students restaurant.
 
 
The detailed information on Smart metering dwelling selection, data collection, the related experiment action plan, the call for tender and the installed equipment, is given in the following documents: 
- List of selected dwellings for Smart Metering
- Plan for acquisition of historical consumption data and household typology for each dwelling
- Action plan for smart metering installation and data acquisition in pilot dwellings  
- Calls for tenders  
- Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices  
- Installed smart meters  

Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
SM selection criteria (Komotini) SM selection criteria.xlsx
Description of Smart Metering dwellings selected (Komotini) SM_List of selected dwellings.pdf
Plan for acquisition of historical data (Komotini) Plan for acquisition of histo...ta and household typology c.pdf
Call for SM installation tenders (Komotini) Calls for SM Tenders.pdf
Examples of data acquisition (Komotini) Monitoring_Komotini c.pdf
Action plan for smart metering installation and data acquisition in pilot dwellings (Komotini) Action plan for smart metering installation_web.pdf
Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices (Komotini) D6.3.2_Selected suppliers & installers of smart metering devices rev1.pdf
Installed smart meters (Komotini) D6.4.1_Installed smart meters rev1.pdf



Target

Cyprus Cyprus

ELIH-med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tried to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour would also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of smart metering experiment was enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH was putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involved the education and the engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.

Nature and frequency of interactions 

Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Cyprus  
Through ELIH-Med pilot experiment 21 outdoor smart meters, 9 net meterging and 2 indoor smart meters were installed in Cyprus. The application of the 9 net meters was combined with the installaton of photovoltaics, which were completely financed by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. The results achieved are summaried and reported in the two documents downloadable below.

  

 

 

 

Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH ELIHMed_Experimentation_plan_D.6.2.2_summary.pdf
Smart metering experimentation in Cyprus CEA smart metering.pdf



Target

Malta Malta-Gozo

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  
Smart metering pilot experiment in Malta
As part of the project, 15 households were chosen for Smart Metering (SM) experiment, 10 households taking part in the pilot project and 5 households not. In these 15 households smart meters have been installed for energy consumption monitoring. 
In particular, the following meters have been installed in the households,
- Central electricity metering (Efergy Energy Monitoring Sockets): 1 device per household with wireless connection to monitor which is located in a prominent area in
  the house
- Appliance electricity metering (e2 classic): 4–6 devices per household attached to socket outlet with display of current and cumulative consumption of a specific
  appliance.
- “Smart Metering Workbook” was provided to Tenants. This workbook included the explanation of ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation and a consumption
  calendar. Workbook calendar was created so tenants could write down themselves the daily consumption of their households. This process helps them realize how
  much is their daily consumption and how much money they are spending each day.
- A manual was provided with each Smart Meter installed. It was overviewed with the tenants during installation and a brief explanation of system was given to the
  tenants.
       
        
 
   
  
Smart meterring experimental activity in Malta included also:
? Metering of consumption of 6 individual units per household (e.g.Refrigerator, a/c, water heater, etc) was carried out
? Metering of total consumption with monitor for residents to view instantaneous and cumulative consumption
? Residents were supplied with an internet hub which allows monitoring of consumption from a PC or mobile device.
? Meetings were held with residents to prepare a detailed report on their consumption behaviour and recommendations for changes to reduce consumption
 



Target

Slovenia Slovenia

ELIH-med focuses its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of the smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
The proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 

  

Thet first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns.
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders 
Stakeholders involved in Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG included social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project took place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty. 
 
Non Low-Income dwellings in Slovenia took part in ELIH-Med Smart Metering experimentation, however, all the SM pilot action was coordinated by Slovenia partner.
As good practices, the summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.  



Target