ΑΤΟΜ strives towards the elaboration of data-driven innovative pathways in intelligent energy management, by incorporating novel methodological approaches and technologies as a result of interweaving three realms.

  • Dimension 1: Interoperability Alignment between Existing Technologies The ATOM Interoperability Framework will extend connectivity, integration and interoperability to the millions of devices deployed in the market today. The framework will help the development of apps, which can be coupled to current technologies. It enables ATOM Apps to collaborate and communicate with existing systems / data.

  • Dimension 2: “User – Centric” Framework The power of ATOM Interoperability Framework with the creation of personalised energy apps market will be enhanced. Customisations, expansions and upgrades of existing technological elements will lead to 3 personalised mobile and web energy apps (“M&T”, “Actions”, “Reward”). This “user – centric” framework aims to bridge the gap between ICT-for-companies and occupants.

  • Dimension 3: Energy Efficiency to Value Economy ATOM will introduce an innovative reward programme to incentivize behavioural energy efficiency. The innovative aspect of the proposed incentive mechanism is that the energy end-users will be able to automatically generate their own ATOMcoins, by producing energy or reducing their energy consumption. This innovative component of a distributed economy will also enable consumers to realise the value of their investment in renewable energy (prosumers) and/or energy efficiency allowing them to monetize their excess energy. ATOM will introduce and research a real-case security usage of Blockchain beyond their current use in digital currencies, in order to guarantee the creation of dynamic secure, isolated privacy-respecting communication channels in a distributed environment without the need for intermediaries.



  • “M&T” App: (a) Real-time personalised information on the user’s total and appliance-level energy consumption and power generation from green energy sources through various data visualization (dashboards and appropriate filters), by analysing the data captured from smart meters/sensors, user’s feedback and energy disaggregation; (b) Comparisons between actual and predicted energy usage (daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal/yearly); (c) Personalised insights through energy usage and appliance level comparisons with the ones of the user’s neighbours.

  • “Actions” App: (a) Daily and weekly action plans will be produced for the energy end-users with actionable personalised information, based on the data captured and short-term predictions of the user’s behavior and energy usage. These action plans will include notifications for certain thresholds, analytical tailor-made recommendations and saving tips in the users’ daily routines (e.g. load shifting, occupancy, set-point adjustment, photovoltaic maintenance); (b) Simple scenarios and rules; and (c) Incorporation of users’ feedback from the actual implementation of the action plans, through the Thermal Comfort Validator, assuring the feeling of well-being.

  • “Reward” App: A virtual energy currency (ATOMcoin), “mined” by energy savings / production, will be introduced to incentivize behavioural energy efficiency. The reward app will be based on the circulation of energy coins within a community (e.g. citizens within a smart city or customers of energy companies, etc.). This virtual energy currency is founded on the basis of approaching energy directly as a monetary entity and using it in the process of providing occupants with monetary incentives to trigger energy savings / production. In particular, energy end-users will be able to earn ATOMcoins by reducing or shifting their energy consumption.


The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest, most prestigious and most competitive academic institute in Greece. The project takes place in NTUA through the lab EPU-NTUA (Decision Support System Laboratory). EPU-NTUA is a multidisciplinary scientific unit within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which conducts research and development, scientific / technical support and training activities addressing a wide range of complex research and application problems. Operating for more than 25 years, it has a long tradition in scientific consulting, promotion, training and research activities in the areas of management and decision support systems for energy and climate policy, renewables and energy efficiency policies design and cost effectiveness, promotion of clean energy technologies, energy regulation, planning at national & regional level, design and implementation of dissemination and visibility actions, sustainable development and energy conservation. High quality consultant and technical services that are provided on the energy and climate policy include multi-criteria support tools and methods for the assessment of climate, clean energy and sustainable development policies/strategies, market assessment for clean energy and environmental friendly technologies, and promotion of market penetration of these technologies, energy management and efficiency in SMEs, institutional support for energy technology development. Furthermore, NTUA has an in-depth experience in the development of a wide range of ICT-systems, e-platforms etc.

Over the years, EPU – NTUA has become a real master in all aspects of energy- and climate – policy related issues, providing consulting services in governments and companies in countries of the EU, GCC, MEDA, CEEC, NIS, and ACP as well as in other countries all over the world. The specific areas in which scientific consulting is mainly offered include:

  • Capacity building in the energy and environment sector, with focus on renewables, energy efficiency and climate change: identification of technology transfer needs, capacity building of public/private bodies; development and design of energy/environment projects; knowledge and technology sharing; networking; awareness development; evaluation of opportunities/drivers/barriers.

  • Design and development of energy/climate models and tools: development of large-scale modelling devices, customized data bases and decision making support tools for the development and application of energy and environmental policies; climate change policies, strategies and market mechanisms; assessment of emissions trading systems.

  • Design and implementation of dissemination and visibility actions towards a wide variety of stakeholders and actors, as well as implementation of training activities specifically focused on the energy and environment sector.

  • Energy and environmental policy & strategies: Formulation of development strategies and policies, administration of energy systems, energy co-operation, international energy and environmental policies, etc.