Twinergy – empowering citizens in their energy choices

TwinERGY enables positive changes on how citizens and communities consume energy by empowering them to track their energy use and to proactively participate in the market.

As part of Bristol’s One City Plan, by 2050 Bristolians will be well-connected with digital services and efficient and sustainable transport. TwinERGY supports these objectives through innovative tools that ensure a more affordable energy.

The challenge

The heart of the Bristol Pilot is to explore how to improve energy efficiency and sustainable attitudes within communities. Could citizens start playing a more active role in the energy market if they were aware of the technical possibilities offered by the Digital Twin Technology? Bristol will discover it!

The Solution

The pilot involves a number of phases, selecting 12 representative households and working with people to co-design the deployment of monitoring and actuation capabilities.

The Bristol Approach, a proven framework for fostering community-driven digital innovations, leads the co-exploration and identification of citizens’ concerns around energy consumption. It provides a set of tools to engage citizens in the co-design of technological solutions to ensure that the project accommodates their needs and priorities. The Bristol pilot focuses on involving groups often underrepresented in the debate of emerging and future energy markets (e.g. young people, minority groups, home in fuel poverty).

Find out more – visit the Twinergy website 



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation under grant agreement Nª 957736.
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