EVALUATION
PROPOSAL

Pitch

Our company offers a holistic solution for the energy upgrade of municipalities and ports, aiming at the exploitation of the green power supply. These solutions focus on minimizing the environmental footprint utilizes modern and smart solutions, such as the implementation of Energy Storage systems, charging platforms for electric vehicles, smart lighting and design a Centralized Energy Management system for the optimization, automation, control and monitoring of the entire electrical network.

Summary

Nowadays, each Municipality modernizes its services and updates its infrastructure to the benefit of its citizens, aiming at providing sustainable services with low environmental footprint. The term “Smart City” refers to the use of digital applications and telecommunication networks (ICT), with the purpose of a more efficient resource management and the decrease of emissions, aiming at the improvement of the urban life quality. An increasing number of cities adopt technologies that enable the smart use of transport, the sustainable use of RES, as well as the more efficient solutions for lighting and heating. Especially big Municipalities search for innovative applications that do not only modernize the public service utilities, but they also increase the security of their citizens, especially in periods of crisis, as the one of Covid-19.

PROTASIS develops a series of solutions that can boost the implementation of modern systems that combine the smart use of RES integration, with the proper use of green transport and smart lighting, leading to the decarbonization of local communities.

Idea

The following paragraphs present a series of applications, developed by our company, so that it provides smart solutions, understanding the current needs of every city and business, ensuring a holistic approach and total support.

Studies on the Implementation of Energy Storage Facilities

Moving towards a future of sustainable green energy, the ever-growing penetration level of intermittent and fluctuating renewable energy sources and extensive exploitation of the smart micro-grid concept creates the need for power system flexibility. To this end, Energy Storage Systems forms an alternative source of power, which combines reliable, economic, balancing, and flexible energy service resulting to the successive use of electricity. PROTASIS performs studies on the implementation of Energy Storage systems focusing on:    

- Comparative analysis of operation principles and applicability perspectives of alternative storage technologies available, considering technical criteria, such as the scope of exploitation (e.g. electric vehicle charging stations supply), energy potential, redundancy needs, space requirements, etc.

- Design study of the Energy Storage System.

- Integration of Battery Management System.

 

Energy Management

A modern organization must follow the proper energy policy and take actions on the environmental economy and protection. The rationalization of its energy use has a significant role to play towards this direction. A necessary condition for this to happen, is to measure and control its consumptions.

PROTASIS has developed a complete Data Management System that assures the exact measurement of electric energy, water and gas consumption and the safe data transfer to the management software.

 

 

Charging Stations & Platform for Electric Vehicles

Since e-mobility is steadily becoming popular in private vehicles, modern ports must place charging infrastructure that will allow for the establishment of electric vehicles and will indicate their benefits, both economic and environmental. Our solutions cover a wide range of charging stations from bicycles and scooters to heavy use electric vehicles

 

Parking Spaces

A complete (end to end) smart parking solution is provided. Furthermore, the ability of disabled fellow citizens to easily move around is a matter of high sensitivity that urges Ports to find solutions. Protasis has developed an application, which allows to control access of DPs to parking positions and to be informed in the event of obstruction or occupancy.

 

Smart Lighting

A growing number of municipalities develop smart street lighting solutions, due to the significant energy consumption by the current public lighting. The installation and telemanagement of LED lights, significantly decreases the energy costs in municipal budgets, while it facilitates the monitoring of the lights and the handling of relevant errors becomes more effective. The monitoring system of street lighting offered by PROTASIS allows, among other, the remote activation – deactivation of the lights, as well as the smart and flexible light management (based on seasonality and geographical position).

Impact

By providing green and smart solutions to the municipalities, we aim to the reduction of the overall environmental footprint in the entire port area. Our target is to put emphasis on port-city cooperation and integration through common actions and plans. Moreover, the participation of the Municipality and small and medium sized companies in each town, ensures a comprehensive cooperation of local authorities, stakeholders and business sector around the green development of the municipality, providing integration of social environmental sustainability to the community and the society as a whole.

About

Alexandra Georgiou

Alexandra was born in Athens, in 1997. She is graduating from the Technical University of Crete with a degree in Production and Management Engineering. In parallel with her studies she attended courses in Engineering and Product design in Boston University.  She speaks fluently English and German. .Presently, Alexandra is doing her internship at PROTASIS, working for two CEF – Connecting Europe Facility projects (ALFION and EALING). Her main focus is on Cold Ironing feasibility studies and IOT applications for Smart Cities and Port Energy upgrade solutions.

 

Evi Katogoudis

Evi is an Electrical Engineer (MSc, MBA), who brings with her about 27 years of experience in Management Consulting with solid experience in managing all levels of large-scale projects. Her focus lies on the Power sector specializing in Contract Management & Strategy Consulting for Smart Metering and Electrical infrastructure projects. As a hands-on person, Evi works with the team to ensure quality in all deliverables by continuously monitoring the progress. Currently as a Bid and Contract Manager in PROTASIS SA, speaking EN, FR, GR she is actively helping the company to set up new business services and manage client relationships by establishing trust and rapport. She directs cross-functional teams in preparing qualifications, technical responses, and cost estimates in response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for both commercial and government clients.

 

Vasileios Kleftakis

Vasileios received his Diploma and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His PhD research area was LVDC systems focusing on DC Microgrids and DC railway systems. His research interests also include: Real-Time simulation, Distributed Generation, Microgrids, management of regenerative energy (braking energy) and storage integration into DC railway systems. He has participated in several European projects (e.g. Sustainable, DERri, NobelGrid) and national projects. He is currently working as an electrical engineer for PROTASIS. He is a member of the technical chamber of Greece.


Efstathios Patsias

Efstathios is a senior Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in systems design, implementation, and operation/maintenance. His skillset includes all the required specialization for the full project cycle, from drafting, engineering, planning, project management, development/implementation coordination to testing, Q/A supervision and next day consulting. Some of the key projects that he has led are eMobility Platforms, Telemetering Systems, RES plant construction, HVAC automation and infrastructure optimization etc.



Stefanos Dallas

Stefanos received his PhD. Degree by the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computers Technology of Patras University Polytechnic School in 2012 and his BSc in Physics by the University of Athens in 2004. As of September 2019 he works as a studies consultant in PROTASIS S.A. and he has been a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of the Peloponnese since 2012. Additionally, between 2012 and 2018 he worked as a post-doc researcher at the S-Naval AME of NTUA, by participating in 4 research projects (MARINELIVE, THALIS-DEFKALION, DC-SHIP, ELEMED) dealing with marine electrical engineering issues. He has published 4 papers in peer reviewed journals and 15 of his papers were published in the proceedings of International conferences. His main research field lies in the design and analysis of shipboard electrical systems and in the investigation of related power quality issues, analysis on onboard power management systems, system analysis for connecting a ship to a shore-side power supply in port (either AC or DC) with the ship's machinery (Cold-Ironing).