Cities represent three quarters of energy consumption and 80% of CO2 emissions worldwide, and represent the largest of any environmental policy challenge. Urbanisation is only set to increase, cities house half the world’s population today but are set to host three quarters in 2050.
To cope with this continued urban growth we will need to invent new ways to manage cities and make them more effective. The convergence between digital technology and the world of energy, will pave the way for a new ecosystem of services which will enable both a better quality of life and reduced energy consumption.
QBots will develop a model for the Prosumer by pooling resources to create a local business community grid. Currently working with Manchester and Exeter cities in UK looking at sites with heavy energy consumption, critical loads, also possessing distributed energy generation assets including diesel generators. By creating and operating a virtual power plant connecting up various loads and assets with energy storage, we will provide localised energy balancing and distribution at low costs. Essentially we will be looking to take the building off Grid during periods of unfavourable charges. We will also provide intelligence to decide when to export to the grid.