EnergyView: a practical e-energy project to help municipalities
The EnergyView platform is intended to help Swiss municipalities to save energy. The concept is based on extracting and viewing public authorities' accounting data. A municipal council can easily and inexpensively identify its major energy consumers and make informed decisions concerning municipal facilities and buildings.
The platform offers a multi-utility "energy cockpit" with readings given in CHF and kWh. This cockpit presents details of the consumption of different forms of energy by municipal facilities, in a clear, easily-understandable format. The information is obtained semi-automatically from the municipality's accounts or from its energy distributors.
Easily understandable information
Expressed in CHF, the information in the energy cockpit can be easily understood by municipal decision-makers and enables them to decide on practical initiatives to save energy. These same data, converted into kWh and aggregated for several municipalities within the same canton, enable the cantonal authorities to develop their tools to support municipalities in the field of energy efficiency.
The support from the SFOE includes an initial pilot project, which aims to involve 50 Swiss municipalities by the end of 2018. Municipalities that want to express their interest in the initiative and the system can do so now via the email address email@example.com.
A "Lighthouse Project"
EnergyView is supported by the SFOE as a Lighthouse Project. The SFOE's Lighthouse Projects have a high degree of visibility and enjoy a significant reputation within and beyond Switzerland. They give specialists and the general population a practical understanding of Switzerland's energy future and they provide tremendous impetus to the partners involved in implementing energy innovation.
This distinction of being a Lighthouse Project provides valuable recognition of the different types of expertise built up through this initiative, including computer software (TI-Informatique), data display (HES-SO Valais Wallis) and the development of innovative products (CimArk). This expertise has all been created exclusively in Valais.
More information: www.energyview.ch