The Trilab, Trialog’s innovation laboratory, celebrated the installation of its new demo on Friday 30 October! Developed during the LoRaWAN smart monitoring project from April to August 2020, this demo allows us to access real-time electricity consumption in Trialog. It has been set up in the convivial room of Trilab, allowing everyone to come and view it.

Martin Litré, who developed the demo during his internship, and Vincent Maury, who oversaw the internship, were present at the inauguration, held online because of the confinement. Many members of Trialog were also present and took the opportunity to discuss the technologies, strategies and issues related to this project.

This project allowed Trialog members to study and experiment with IoT technology. It also allows exploring the possibilities of IoT for smart grids, an issue that is at the heart of Trialog’s activities, particularly in the European project Interconnect.

The demo is made of LoRaWAN modules connected to Trialog’s three Linky meters. The load curves and information about the data transmission are displayed on the demo’s screen. This means that we now have access to Trialog’s consumption in real-time. This will enable the CSR team to look at ways to reduce the ecological footprint and make everyone aware of the power consumption at Trialog. In addition, information on LoRaWAN module connections allows the results of LoRaWAN to be seen in three different configurations, and to measure its performance.

This inauguration marks the completion of this thrilling Trilab project, which has given us a great deal of input, and represents a new stage in the development of Trilab.

To find out more about the project see the dedicated article.