Project Interreg AsimutE

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Intelligent self-consumption and storage for a better use of energy

Project Interreg AsimutE  Sustainable economy, clean energy, energy efficiency

Contact: Nadège Blond

Energy security has been a major concern in Europe since the war in Ukraine. Households have been called upon to reduce their energy consumption and make better use of renewable energies. The Université de Haute-Alsace has been working for several years with its German and Swiss partners to optimize renewable energies in the cross-border catchment area. This optimization is all the more necessary in the current context.

To enable the inhabitants of the Upper Rhine to consume energy more efficiently without losing out on comfort, the researchers and engineers involved in the AsimutE project will be working on intelligent solutions to reduce consumption and optimize energy storage, while involving end-users. This work will be based on sociological and legal studies, as well as scientific and technical results obtained in previous Vehicle and ACA-Modes projects.

Using qualitative and quantitative surveys of representative panels of households, the project group aims to collect data to document certain consumption behaviors. These surveys will also be used to identify household expectations with regard to self-consumption technologies. Finally, this data will be used to design a tool for consultation between citizens and public authorities at the end of the project. This will aim to co-construct energy-saving strategies that are more readily accepted by residents.

At the same time, the project partners plan to develop numerous technical solutions to meet these challenges, such as the development of artificial intelligence for the self-consumption management of a heat pump, or the valorization of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries for "stationary" energy storage.

The rich cross-border and interdisciplinary cooperation within this project will create a framework for harmonizing energy-saving practices in the Upper Rhine, thereby contributing to a significant reduction in the region's carbon footprint.

The project in figures

  •     2,475,957.62 € co-funded

Project period

  •     from 01/10/2023 to 31/01/2027

Total project cost

  •     4 290 588.67 €

Eligible project cost

  •     4 126 596.04 €

Participating regions

  •     Alsace
  •     Switzerland
  •     Baden-Württemberg
  •     Rhineland-Palatinate

Project partners

  • Université de Haute-Alsace - Institut de Recherche en Informatique, Mathématiques, Automatique et Signal (IRIMAS), Porteur de projet (486 539.96 €)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) - Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung (DFIU) (252 119.57 €)
  • Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau - Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (279 309.74 €)
  • Hochschule Offenburg (278 195.12 €)
  • Hochschule Furtwangen - Institut für Smart Systems (ISS) (140 924.09 €)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Laboratoire Image Ville Environnement (110 213.27 €)
  • Hochschule Kehl (93 039.00 €)