The paradigm of Energy efficiency encompasses a set of technologies, products, services and models that can positively influence the environmentally friendly transformation of the country, while leading it towards the environmental goals set out by the EU. Within this strategic corpus, a distinction shall be drawn between two different approaches:

  • the attention to Energy saving in TLC and ICT (Green ICT) areas
  • the contribution of ICT in enabling energy efficiency in other areas (ICT for Green)

Possible fields of work include smart grids for the achievement of energy efficiency goals, the research on costs/benefits of renewable energy sources, the challenges that TLC operators are called to face to reach their goals of CO2 emissions reduction, and the evolution of smart cities. In this scenario, persons and objects will be more and more interconnected and will be able to satisfy their needs - study, work, services, and social life – by a remote connection.

Projects

  • (Energy Distribution Infrastructure for Ssl Operative Networks)
    Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP)

  • (Towards Real Energy-Efficient Network Design)
    Seventh Framework Programme

In depth

FUB has conducted research on Energy savings in TLC networks and by means of ICT.

In order to stimulate the debate around economic and regulatory aspects, FUB has published a document entitled “Green ICT. Electricity and Telecommunication Market” [“Green ICT. Mercato elettrico e telecomunicazioni”], a summary of best practices in Italy and Europe, with a description of new regulatory profiles.

FUB is also member of RES4MED-Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean, a non-profit association, which aim is to foster the adoption of renewable energy sources and to enhance the electrical infrastructures of the Mediterranean and the Balkan area. This international activity involves top-notch Italian operators, who also work as partners in ongoing regional projects (network of networks).

In this framework, FUB shares its know-how in the field of ICT and provides technical support for the optimization of efficiency and security issues in new power plants.
FUB is also involved in the Joint Programme on Smart Cities within the European Energy Research Alliance, with a particular focus on ‘Smart Grid’ and ‘Urban energy networks’ Sub-Programmes.

Finally, FUB develops joint initiatives with CESI, the Italian Electrical and Technical Experimental Center to design and implement energy infrastructures, considering funding opportunities at EU and International level.