Public properties offer a large potential for energy savings. The local governments in Germany hold around 176,000 properties. Their electricity and heat supply costs billions every year.
An essential prerequisite for more efficient energy consumption in public properties is data of current status and consumption. LoRaWAN has the potential to better monitor energy consumption, identify unnecessary or excess energy consumers, detect disruptions more quickly and plan energy renovation measures more precisely. This can protect the climate and resources as well as ease precarious financial situations.
In our research project we are exploring the question of how local authorities can successfully build their own LoRaWAN infrastructures and test use cases in building energy management systems on their way to become smart cities/smart regions. The study will be published at the end of the year.
This online workshop is part of the research program and aims at experts from the field of digital transformation of municipalities in Germany and everyone who plans and uses digital applications in the area of the Internet of Things and LoRaWAN, as well as those interested in regulation and local structural economic development.