MYTILINEOS, Greek partner and leader of the Greek pilot site, organized its 1st Living Lab Workshop (LL), aiming to raise awareness and acceptance of the HOLISDER framework by the residential pilot end-users. The workshop has been organised on May 23, 2019 at MYTILINEOS Headquarters with participation of 9 Greek pilot site occupants and HOLISDER Technical Manager – Dimos Tsagrasoulis from HYPERTECH.
The 1st Living Lab workshop started with an introduction message by Christos Simoglou (MYTILINEOS), briefly describing the ground-breaking reforms that take place in the retail electricity market worldwide and how HOLISDER project fits within this framework. He also focused on the necessity of conducting LLs over the course of the project and expressed his gratitude for the end-users’ participation in the 1st LL workshop.
After a brief presentation of the main objectives, the workplan, the progress made so far and the expected key results of HOLISDER project, all equipment that will be installed in the pilot users’ apartments as well as the OpenHab platform that can be used for the on-line monitoring of the installed equipment have been demonstrated. Finally, the next steps, namely installation of the relevant electrical and electronic equipment and baselining were described.
Attendees showed vivid interest for the HOLISDER project. The discussion among the participants went into detail regarding the equipment that will be installed and the ICT tools that the consortium is developing, as part of the project. Two pilot users mentioned that the almost 2-year period of the engagement and the strict requirement to have the ICT equipment up and running, might be difficult for several reasons (i.e. end user could move away or change energy supplier). MYTILINEOS ensured that it will do its best to overcome such challenges by ensuring that appropriate communication channels will be in place between them to discuss such issues early enough.