Two brand-new service-sector buildings in the Nice Méridia eco-district upgraded thanks to smart Energy Management System
EDF Store & Forecast has supplied two service-sector buildings, IMREDD and the Palazzo Méridia, in the Nice Méridia eco-district with its smart Energy Management System (EMS). Each EMS installed by EDF Store & Forecast is configured to manage and optimize the flow of energy on site. The building owners will also benefit from maximum energy efficiency and long-term savings.
The Mediterranean Institute of Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development (IMREDD) has relocated to a new, 5,000-square-meter building. The organization is aiming high when it comes to environmental and energy-efficient construction. The building has 179 kWp of solar panels on its roof and a 100 kW-183 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
Initiated by contractor Nexity, the Palazzo Meridia is a 7,860-square-meter, wood-framed office block that stands an impressive nine storeys high. To meet the required energy efficiency targets, the building is kitted out with 89 kWp of solar panels on its roof and a 66 kW-92 kWh BESS.
EDF Store & Forecast’s Energy Management Systems function as entirely autonomous energy optimization managers for each service-sector building.
This is made possible thanks to two other beneficial features:
• A BESS that enables the solar power generated to be stored for later use
• Solar generation forecasts that enable the EMS to “see the clouds coming” and adjust energy optimization in real time
Nice Méridia is part of a collaborative EU funded project called IRIS (Integrated and Replicable Solutions for Co-Creation in Sustainable Cities). IRIS is a trial of “eco-district energy management through the implementation of innovative, integrated solutions in the energy, transport, and ICT sectors.”
EDF Store & Forecast’s contribution to these projects represents a part of the EDF group’s overall solution to the Nice Méridia eco-district’s smart grid objectives.