Towards smart buildings as energetic actors (After-Hours Seminar)

Date(s) - 11/12/2018
18:30 - 20:30

Ecole Polytechnique, Drahi-X



Dr. Jordi Badosa, Research Engineer, LMS, Ecole Polytechnique


Buildings are responsible for a large part of energy consumption (44% in France according to ADEME). Environmental challenges (reduction of the carbon footprint), energy transition (decentralization of production with renewable sources), transport (with a strong increase of electric vehicles expected) and communication (IoT, big data, …) require that these buildings become energetic actors. To this end, TREND-X, the Energy transition research program of Ecole polytechnique, is working to model energy management systems and develop demonstrators with campus buildings. 

Bringing the necessary flexibility to the electricity grid is a formidable scientific, industrial and societal challenge, with many questions: how to consider production and consumption forecast uncertainties for effective management of a micro-grid? What is the optimal energy management of a building in the context of its neighborhood and region? How can consumers play a role in the intelligent management of a building?

The building “La Fibre Entrepreneur – Drahi-X Novation Center”, which hosts start-ups, academic research teams, industrial R&D teams, a fablab and student offices, is the first micro-network demonstrator developed in TREND-X. It is built on an existing building and counts with the collaboration of several SMEs and start-ups (such as eLum and Spinalcom) and interdisciplinary research groups.

About The Speaker

A research engineer in development and experimentation at Ecole Polytechnique, within the framework of the Energy Transition research program TREND-X, Jordi is a specialist in solar and wind measurements, forecasting, and atmospheric observation at the SIRTA Observatory ( In particular he is the BSRN (Baseline Surface Radiation Network) station scientist for the PAL station ( In the field of solar energy forecasting, he leads the development of an operational tool (PVSCOPE) combining ground measurements, geostationary satellite observations and meteorological modeling (horizons t+10min to t+24h). PVSCOPE is commercially available through EDF Store & Forecast, who holds its license. He co-leads experimental platforms for outdoor PV module characterization and microgrid experimentation in a joint collaboration with several research laboratories and companies of the energy sector. In terms of teaching, he is in charge of several training courses for Master level (REST, STEEM, cycle d’ingénieur) students. 


When and Where:

This after-hours seminar is being held at Ecole Polytechnique, in the classroom in DrahiX, on:

December 11, 2018, from 18h30-20h30

For Whom:

Everybody is welcome. Registration is mandatory (but free).


Bookings are closed for this event.

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