Project – Connected Efficiency Award

EDNA designed and supported the SEAD Connected Efficiency Award, which recognised energy efficient communications protocols and their authors. Final results were announced on 7 November 2017 and the winners were: IEEE Std 1905.1a™-2014 – Standard for a Convergent Digital Home Network

Project – Smart Lamps

EDNA is also collaborating with the 4E Solid State Lighting Annex to address the network standby energy associated with “smart lamps” (LED lamps connected to a communications network). A workshop was held in Korea in November 2014 to establish this collaboration

Project – Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Scoping study on the Energy efficiency of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE): In 2015, 1.26 million electric cars were on the road worldwide, and substantial new implementation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) was observed on par with the growth of the global electric car stock

Project – Energy Aware Devices

“Energy aware” devices are able to communicate information on how much energy they are consuming, in real time. Energy use can either be measured by on-board measurement hardware, or estimated within a device’s firmware. Following the work of the Connected Devices Alliance, EDNA has published

Project – CDA Centre of Excellence

EDNA funds and operates the CDA Centre of Excellence, which is one of the key projects conceived by the Connected Devices Alliance (CDA). The Centre’s publications library aims to increase the understanding of energy saving opportunities and best practices that can be attained by networked devices

Project – Connected Devices Alliance (CDA)

The Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) is a network of more than 350 government and industry participants that have come together to work on the energy efficiency opportunities provided by networked devices. These include opportunities for device standby mode energy savings as well as

Task 28 – Data Centres Workstream Activity #1 – Scope, Trends and Data Availability

This is the first activity of EDNA’s workstream on the energy efficiency of data centres.  It’s objectives are to: Assess the various definitions and classifications of data centres and energy efficiency metrics. Propose a definition of scope and a classification of data centres, suitable for policy measures on energy efficiency. Identify trends in data centres, including […]

Task 27 – Connection with Standardisation

EDNA’s work in connected devices intersects considerably with standards in many areas.  The objective of this task is to outline the “lie of the land” for standards and standardisation efforts (e.g. committees, working groups and their constitution/makeup) which relate to EDNA’s work.  This will allow EDNA to decide which of these it should engage with. […]

Task 26 – Interoperability

The interoperability of connected devices can hamper the effectiveness of the digitalisation of the energy system.  The objective of this task is to study the issue of (a lack of) device interoperability and the resultant impact of this on digitalisation.  Specifically the task aims to answer the following questions: What is a suitable definition for […]

Task 25 – Emerging Battery Technologies

This task builds on previous EDNA tasks involving batteries: Network Zero Devices and Energy Harvesting Technologies.  Today’s   Li-ion batteries have a series of severe limitations, such as slow charging, limited life and safety issues. In addition, their technology is based on the use of rare materials which can lead to environmental and social issues. […]

Task 24 – Mobile Devices

Mobile device energy usage is likely to increase, particularly with onset of 5G (+ future iterations) and in some cases mobile devices are likely to replace mains powered products.  Hence the objective of this task are to: Examine the energy used by mobile devices (connected and otherwise). Investigate policy options to improve their energy efficiency […]

Task 23 – Metrics for Data Centre Efficiency

This task aims to: Explore existing metrics for data centre efficiency. Identify which existing metric(s) would be most suited for use by policy makers, i.e. which metric(s) would be most suited to base policies on. Conduct a gap analysis of existing metrics for data centre efficiency, and make policy recommendations for the modification or development […]

Task 22 – Plug and Play Devices

The objective of this task is to investigate the extent to which energy efficiency and demand flexibility services are not being realised because a proportion of smart, energy devices are not user-friendly with respect to setup and continuing operation.  The smart devices of interest are those found in a residential environment and include smart appliances, […]

Task 20 – Small Network Equipment

Small network equipment (SNE) of the kind used in homes and small offices (e.g. routers and modems) are significant consumers of energy.  These are subject to voluntary agreements in the US, as well as Energy Star. The objectives of this task are to: Provide an overview of the equipment involved, including a categorisation that is […]

Task 19 – Retrofitting Connectivity for Energy Benefits

The purpose of this topic is to examine the potential to make “dumb” devices into “smart” devices. In other words, to retrofit connectivity to in-situ consumer devices which currently are not network connected, so that they may become available to participate in intelligent efficiency and demand

Task 18 – Harnessing IoT for Energy Benefits

There are many IoT devices on (and entering) the market that embody consumer benefits related to lifestyle, security, convenience, health, etc. It is hypothesised that some of these products do not consider that there may also be energy savings available as a result of their connectivity

Task 17 – Extension of Total Energy Model

In 2018 EDNA developed a Total Energy Model (TEM) for connected devices, including an associated report. The objective was to develop a quantitative model of the ‘total energy use’ of connected devices, globally. The model considers a number of product categories and combines information

Task 15 – Roadmap for Consumer Devices to Participate in Demand Flexibility

The objective of this task is to develop a roadmap which lays out the necessary steps required to arrive at the ultimate goal of having the majority of consumer devices participating in advanced demand response initiatives. Consumer devices have an important role to play in advanced demand response: the matching of loads to suit (renewable) […]