The OPTIMUS package consists of a number of ICT tools, in order to provide an integrated solution for energy managers. Click one to find out more.
The overall procedure for the application of the OPTIMUS package is the following:
The implementation of OPTIMUS DSS in a municipality is a cyclic process spanning over time in which various actors carry out specific actions interacting with each other.
- OPTIMUS Team. These are the designers of the DSS who have created the prediction models and inference rules for the actions plans to be deployed. At the start of the implementation process, the OPTIMUS team configures the DSS to meet the specific requirements of the municipality. This is done by means of the DSS interfaces which are available to the user “administrator”. The team is also responsible for maintaining the models, the rules and the data streams of the OPTIMUS buildings during the operation of the DSS by applying any changes needed according to the feedback of the municipality.
- DSS User. This is the technician of the municipal buildings responsible for interacting with the DSS on a daily basis, accepting or rejecting the recommendations of the DSS. The technician is in contact with the Occupants of the buildings, and receives their feedback after the application of the measures recommended by the DSS. The DSS User reports to the Energy Manager the effects of applying the DSS measures. The communication between both can occur outside (e.g. email, face-to-face communication) or inside the DSS via the reporting tool.
- Energy Manager. This person is responsible for the management of the buildings owned by the municipality. As such, he/she has the capacity to set up the overall strategy to achieve the energy efficiency levels set up at the city level. The Energy Manager reports to the DSS Team the changes that are necessary to adapt the DSS implementation to the strategic goals set up by the municipality.