What is INTrEPID?

INTrEPID is an FP7-ICT project that aims to develop technologies that will enable energy optimization of residential buildings, focusing initially on the optimal control of internal sub-systems within the Home Area Network (HAN), but then also providing adequate mechanisms for effective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, or electricity distributors, enabling energy exchange capabilities.

For a detailed overview of the structure of the project and the Work Packages see here...

What is INTrEPID developing?

Embedded intelligent systems and middleware technologies for integration of heterogeneous data coming from sub-meters and sensor networks will be developed with the purpose to efficiently monitor and control appliances and sub-systems in buildings/homes, and increase their energy efficiency.

These technologies will enable optimization at different levels:

Device level: optimization of individual devices energy consumption supported by continuous monitoring and diagnostics to detect deteriorated performance. Devices considered include white goods and AV equipment.

Home/Building level: optimization through the coordinated control of local consumption, generation and storage devices.

District level: optimization through the ability to perform energy exchange with other participants connected to the electricity grid.

What is INTrEPID architecture?

INTrEPID Architecture Diagram

Where will INTrEPID be validated?

Two demonstrators will be implemented, one in Italy and the other in Denmark, over 50 homes have been identified to participate in these activities. INTrEPID’s technology will be installed and validated for 12 months.
In Italy a total of 35 pilots have been selected:

  • 17 in Turin area (Northern Italy)
  • 18 in Tuscany area (Center Italy)
Trial Italy 1
Trial Italy 2
Trial Italy 3


In Denmark a total of 19 pilots have been selected:

  • 17 private homes
  • 2 public entities
Trial Denmark 1
Trial Denmark 2