Worldwide, the total consumption of electricity reached almost 20.000 TWh1 with an average
price of 0.14 USD per KWh, which equates to USD 3tn per year! Commercial buildings account
for 40-50 % of this amount. Besides the growing consumption, the key issue in the power
industry is the unpredictability of supply and demand of electricity, such as the influx of
renewable sources, e.g. solar panels and wind turbines. They are not producing electricity
when there is no sun/wind and they cause an excess in the grid when the weather conditions
are favourable. On the other hand, there are more and more electric vehicles charging which is
very unpredictable. Both issues make the electricity grid extremely unstable, which causes high
costs of the system’s operators and also high costs for the end-user. These situations require
substantial investments in new infrastructure and smarter use of the existing one. In order to
sustain our actual standard of living, we must reduce (per capita) and shift (in time) the
consumption of electrical energy.
This is exactly what Robotina, with its 28 years’ experience, delivers to households and
businesses. With the Robotina Platform, the future is HERE. We have tested, demonstrated
and validated, that we can save 10-20 % by using state-of-the-art technology, which is available
and feasible NOW2. In our vision, our community members collaborate in order to save and
earn money while consuming electrical energy. This vision becomes reality with the deployment
of the Robotina Platform.
The Robotina Platform will be a vertical, high-tech all-inclusive enabling solution, consisting of
connected Internet of Things (IoT) elements (things, processes, data, people) and the Power
Platform (PP). It will use Smart Rules, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies. It will
be run in the cloud, available as a service. Robotina Platform and connected IoT will execute
thousands of calculations per second. Each calculation will result in a small benefit and a small
slice of revenue, which will accumulate every second. At the end of the day, this will become
the driving force of the business. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, patented multiobjective optimization and blockchain technology allows us to disrupt the electricity
market and implement a collaborative sharing economy business model, which
distributes numerous benefits to the participating users.
We will ‘empower people’ to become our partners in revolutionizing the traditional power
network. It is about a new paradigm of designing and operating the electrical power system
with the objective to improve its efficiency, to enhance user engagement, increase service quality,
and save costs in power generation, distribution, and consumption. Constant negotiations
between the community members with aggregated data and the smart grid will enable us to
create a state-of-the art disruptive business model.