The new #DECIDO policy formulated in the second experimentation phase is now ready to be implemented. Facing several risks, #Sustainable_City team decided to move forward and formulate a policy more practical and responsive to the real circumstances of #power_outage_events.

For this purpose, they developed a policy which includes the following steps:

1. Collection and combination of data

2. Development of a risk index

3. Generation of an alert

4. Evaluation of the procedure

Starting from the first step, various data such as energy consumption, location of municipal buildings, past power outage events, previous experience during a power outage (po) event etc. were collected successfully. However, a major issue to be resolved was finding a way to record po events in real time. For that reason, the #Greek_Pilot team installed a sensor in the town hall using it as a reference building. The measurements obtained through the sensor indicate when and why a po occurs. More specifically, when the sensor indicates zero consumption it signifies that #Halki is facing a po event. Also, during summer, the incidence of po in #Halki becomes significantly more frequent due to the heightened strain on the network resulting from increased demand. Conversely, in winter, the situation is compounded by the adverse weather conditions, which place additional strain on the already taxed infrastructure. This crucial information serves as a key to understanding the root cause of these po.

Had the sensor installed in early July, Sustainable City Network needed approximately 3 months of measurements for valid results to start processing the data by early October. Now that the time has passed, Sustainable City Network is ready to proceed to the next step and collaborate with the #NTUA Greek Technical Team that will develop an algorithm through which a risk index will be generated.

#Stay_tuned and get to know more about the second step of the policy!

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