Monthly Archives: April 2018

The last project meeting of SMARTEL was held in the premises of The European Association For Electrical Contractors, on 26.04.2018, in Brussels. The partners got up to speed with the development of the #MOOC language versions and the upcoming validation of the project’s learning outcomes.

Diana Galeva from Sofia Energy Agency-Sofena presented their checklist in the preparation of the Information Day, which is planned to take place in Bulgaria in October 2018. She also made a quick overview of the dissemination activities, which took place throughout the first 3 project semesters.

Gregorio Blanco from Centro de Formación Profesional Xabec discussed ideas for the promotion of the demonstration workshop, scheduled to take place in Spain in the beginning of September 2018.

Ineta Puckyte from the Panevezys University presented their draft agenda for the upcoming demonstration workshop in Lithuania, this October.

Spring is here and the days are getting longer, so now is the perfect time to start saving energy by maximising natural daylight and reducing artificial lighting.

Paying attention to lighting levels can reduce the amount of electricity you consume, whilst increasing the quality of light to retain or even improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of your employees.

Want to take part in the Spring Challenge? It takes just a couple of minutes to enter.

Why should I enter?

  • Have a chance to win an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo
  • Two runners-up will win a solar charging power bank
  • Every participating company will receive a START2ACT energy saving starter pack and will be promoted throughout Europe on the START2ACT website and newsletter (see the previous challenge winners and participants here).

Terms and conditions apply.


How do we take part?


Take a photo or film a video clip of how your company reduces the need for lighting Write a description of the action(s) – just a sentence or a short paragraph Email step 1 and step 2 to* or send it to @START2ACT using #S2Achallengeon Twitter or Facebook

The competition is open now and will close on Friday 15 June 2018.

For more information:

Within the framework of SMARTEL project, the European Association of Electrical Contractors – AIE will host the fourth partner meeting in Brussels. Representatives of the University of Panevezys as well as members of various vocational training centers and NGOs from Spain, Lithuania, Greece and Bulgaria will meet on 26.04.2018 to discuss the open educational resources in the field of smart metering and home automation technologies, and the progress of opening a massive open SMARTEL online course (MOOC) to service electricians, builders and fitters of energy facilities and installations, electrical contractors, etc. The course will include the 6 learning units that have already been developed, including topics such as: home automation, smart control networks, sensors and actuators, programming and installation of “smart” devices, and so on.

This is the last meeting for the partners, but in the autumn of 2018 there will be two demonstration seminars in Lithuania and Spain and 3 national information days in Belgium, Greece and Bulgaria for which additional information will be published.

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