The “D-SPINER” project – The Digital Twin of a building to revolutionise the management of energy systems in civil and industrial settings
In Bologna, the project funded by the IFAB aims to create a smart digital platform for optimising the energy resources of a building. Once it reaches its full potential, the “D-SPINER” will radically improve energy production, management and consumption strategies in order to revolutionise the energy systems associated with business, industrial and civil infrastructures
Climate changes have taught us that the future of society depends on new energy production, optimisation and consumption strategies aimed at cutting wastage and using sustainable sources, in order to minimise our dependency on fossil fuels. One of the settings in which this need is particularly blatant is our cities, which is why public authorities worldwide are studying innovative energy management approaches, such as the creation of energy communities, systems able to optimise energy production and consumption by forecasting the loads, storage and distribution of energy on a needs-based basis. One such project is “D-SPINER” (“Digital Source of Power in Emilia-Romagna), which was chosen by the IFAB through its “Call for Projects 2022” and belongs to the broader digital twin city of Bologna project, whose main aim is to create the Digital Twin of a physical building in order to make its energy management more efficient, more sustainable and more interconnected with the urban context.