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Final Report Summary - ELECON (Electricity Consumption Analysis to Promote Energy Efficiency Considering Demand Response and Non-technical Losses)

ELECON – Electricity Consumption Analysis to Promote Energy Efficiency Considering Demand Response and Non-technical Losses (www.elecon.ipp.pt) is a EU FP7 Project, funded in the scope of the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7, REA grant agreement No 318912 (PIRSES-GA-2012-318912). ELECON is a 4 year project that began on the 1st October 2012 and ended in September 2016.

ELECON established a research network between European Union (EU) and Brazilian researchers to contribute to the smart grid successful implementation. The project consortium includes 3 institutions in the EU and 4 institutions in Brazil:
IPP – Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal, Project Coordinator
OVGU – Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
INP Grenoble – Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research, France
UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
UFSC – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
IF-SC – Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia de Santa Catarina, Brazil
USP – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

ELECON addresses electricity consumption analysis methods and how they may be used to promote energy efficiency. This use is focused on the design and utilization of demand response programs and on the identification of non-technical losses.

Public Electricity Consumption Data
ELECON makes electricity consumption data available whenever confidentiality and data property issues do not prevent their public use.
These data are intended to be used by researchers and other professionals working in electricity consumption related areas and requiring data for design, development, test, and validation purposes. These data should not be used for commercial purposes.
The publication of these data is being made in the scope of the IEEE Intelligent Systems Subcommittee. The information about this initiative can be found in the subcommittee webpage (http://sites.ieee.org/pes-iss/) and the access to the public data sets is permanently available in http://sites.ieee.org/pes-iss/data-sets.

Dissemination of the initiative is taking place so that the number and diversity of the published data sets increase over time and can be used as a valuable public resource for R&D activities. Your contribution for this initiative can be very important. Please disseminate it and contribute; use our contact points (gecad@isep.ipp.pt; zav@isep.ipp.pt) to have all the data that can be made public published in the website. The project team is working towards the inclusion of those datasets in the European Commission Open Research Data Pilot (OpenAIRE).

Project Objectives and Main Results Achieved
The main focus of the ELECON project is on advancing on electricity consumption analysis methods and on the way they are used to promote energy efficiency. This use is focused on the design and utilization of demand response programs and on the identification of non-technical losses.

ELECON results highlights:
• Digital library of real electricity consumption data and electricity consumers’ profiles;
• Study regarding the use of demand response around the world with emphasis on Europe and Brazil. Identification of new opportunities for demand response programs;
• Computational models regarding existing and new opportunities for the use of demand response integrated in a computational tool enabling their use in realistic smart grid simulations;
• Set of test realistic smart grids covering microgrids, regular distribution networks, a large diversity of consumers (domestic, commercial, university campus, office buildings), different tariff structures and demand response programs, and several scenarios for the use of distributed generation and electric vehicles;
• Conception and development of a new method for non-technical losses detection in smart grids. The proposed method has been tested with real data concerning irregular consumers in Brazil;
• Large set of smart grid simulation studies, with emphasis on the analysis of the demand response and energy efficiency aspects.

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INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DO PORTO
Portugal
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