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Demand Response in Block of Buildings


Guidelines for future pilots

This deliverable report will present an overall comparative analysis of the results from the four pilots documented in D5.2, and draw lessons learnt and replication guidelines for future pilots.

Communication and Dissemination plan

This deliverable will present the Communication and Dissemination plan that identifies, organises and defines the management and promotion of project results. The actual implementation of the plan will be reported in yearly periodic reports. The Communication and Dissemination plan is updated at m24 to match with the strategy delivered in the interim Exploitation plan (D2.5).

Installation reports

This deliverable will describe the installation and commissioning process that was followed at each of the four demonstrations, including an evaluation of any challenges and user feedback from the installations.

Implementation strategies

This deliverable will present the strategies to be used for implementing the solutions integrated in WP3 at the demonstration sites. The efforts undertaken to liaise with the end users while developing these strategies are described. Finally the report includes schedules for the deployment of equipment and the tests planned to be conducted in tasks 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5.

Market and stakeholders analysis

A comprehensive market and stakeholder’s analysis of Demand/Response in Block of Buildings for different energy and geographical contexts.

Data management plan

D1.3 – Data management plan (m16) Data management plan for the participation to the ‘Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020’.

Demonstration scenarios

Detailed description of the scenarios; detailed description of the four demonstration cases; stakeholders’ expectations report and insights.

Evaluation of demonstration sites

This deliverable report will present the evaluations of the four demonstrations in accordance with the specifications of D5.1. It will include both quantitative and qualitative results. It will also present an analysis of the consequences of the findings of the evaluations presented for the utility and potential further development of the solutions demonstrated in DR-BOB.

Monitoring and validation strategies

This deliverable report will present the strategies developed for monitoring the case study demonstrations to be undertaken as part of WP4. The strategies presented will include both methods for quantitative validation, including data capture and relevant KPIs, and those catering for more qualitative evaluation using aspects such as contextual interviews, self-observations, and/or questionnaires.

Stakeholder Dissemination and exploitation Events

Project stakeholder dissemination and exploitation events: three workshops with stakeholders interested in exploitation and replication. One specific aim is also to attract representatives from EU countries not represented in the DR-BOB consortium.

Public Web Portal and project promotional materials

This deliverable includes: • the DR-BOB Public web portal: the web portal will be initiated within the first month of project start date and reviewed and updated every month during the lifetime of the project. • the DR-BOB promotional video; • the DR-BOB leaflet (electronic PDF version and 1000 hard copies); • the DR-BOB roll-up poster to use during events and presentations.

Final project brochure

An attractive and concise document highlighting the project main conclusions (from D1.4), and advertising the market and service offers developed in the exploitation plan (D2.4). This document will be printed in a limited number of copies for participation in market-oriented exhibitions. It will also be available in digital format for online publications.

Final project event

The DR-BOB final project event will be a half-a-day public dissemination event. It will be held at the end of project, in order to present at a largest audience the final DR-BOB efforts and results and to kick-off the implementation of the Exploitation plan (D2.5).

Evaluation data

This deliverable will be the data both qualitative (i.e. completed surveys) and quantitative (i.e. detailed energy monitoring data) results as specified in D5.1 for the evaluation of the solutions implemented.

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On the use of thermal inertia in building stock to leverage decentralised demand side frequency regulation services

Author(s): Sean Williams, Michael Short, Tracey Crosbie
Published in: Applied Thermal Engineering, Issue 133, 2018, Page(s) 97-106, ISSN 1359-4311
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.01.035

Short-Term Prediction of Energy Consumption in Demand Response for Blocks of Buildings: DR-BoB Approach

Author(s): Nashwan Dawood
Published in: Buildings, 2019, ISSN 2075-5309

Optimal Dispatch of Aggregated HVAC Units for Demand Response: An Industry 4.0 Approach

Author(s): Michael Short, Sergio Rodriguez, Richard Charlesworth, Tracey Crosbie, Nashwan Dawood
Published in: Energies, Issue 12/22, 2019, Page(s) 4320, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en12224320

Mind the gap when implementing technologies intended to reduce or shift energy consumption in blocks-of-buildings

Author(s): Sylvia Breukers, Tracey Crosbie, Luc van Summeren
Published in: Energy & Environment, 2019, Page(s) 0958305X1988136, ISSN 0958-305X
DOI: 10.1177/0958305x19881361

Demand response in blocks of buildings: opportunities and requirements

Author(s): Tracey Crosbie, Michael Short, Muneeb Dawood, Richard Charlesworth
Published in: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, Issue 4/3, 2017, Page(s) 271-281, ISSN 2345-0282
DOI: 10.9770/jesi.2017.4.3S(3)

Identification of Value Proposition and Development of Innovative Business Models for Demand Response Products and Services Enabled by the DR-BOB Solution

Author(s): Mario Sisinni, Federico Noris, Sander Smit, Thomas Messervey, Tracey Crosbie, Sylvia Breukers, Luc van Summeren
Published in: Buildings, Issue 7/4, 2017, Page(s) 93, ISSN 2075-5309
DOI: 10.3390/buildings7040093

Demand Response Technology Readiness Levels for Energy Management in Blocks of Buildings

Author(s): Tracey Crosbie, John Broderick, Michael Short, Richard Charlesworth, Muneeb Dawood
Published in: Buildings, Issue 8/2, 2018, Page(s) 13, ISSN 2075-5309
DOI: 10.3390/buildings8020013

Optimal HVAC Dispatch for Demand Response: A Dynamic Programming Approach

Author(s): M Short
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19), 2019

Decentralised energy optimization for blocks of buildings

Author(s): Williams, S., Short, M. and Crosby, T.
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19), Oxford, UK, March 2019., 2019

Development of a Digital PID-like Adaptive Controller and its Application in HVAC systems

Author(s): Adegbenro, A., Short, M. and Williams, S.
Published in: International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19), Oxford, UK, March 2019., 2019

“From Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) to demonstrating demand response in blocks of buildings. Upgrading technical and social systems”

Author(s): Rodriguez-Trejo S., Crosbie T., Dawood M., Short M., Dawood N.
Published in: ICCCBE 2018 proceedings, June 5-7, 2018, 2018

Urban Energy Management — Cluj-Napoca approach

Author(s): Andrei Ceclan, Dan D. Micu, Denisa Stet, Levente Czumbil, Paul Muresan, Bogdan Bargauan, Daniel Dranca, Horatiu Pop
Published in: 2017 International Conference on Modern Power Systems (MPS), 2017, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/mps.2017.7974432

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Evaluation of the Demand Response in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Buildings

Author(s): Mihaela Cretu, Andrei Ceclan, Levente Czumbil, Denisa Stet, Bogdan Bargauan, Dan D. Micu
Published in: 2019 8th International Conference on Modern Power Systems (MPS), 2019, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/mps.2019.8759794

Energy Management System for the Demand Response in TUCN Buildings

Author(s): Bogdan Bargauan, Mihaela Cretu, Ovidiu Fati, Andrei Ceclan, Laura Darabant, Dan D. Micu, Denisa Stet, Levente Czumbil
Published in: 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2018, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/upec.2018.8541949

On a demand response pilot demonstration in the technical university of Cluj-Napoca

Author(s): Dan D. Micu, Bogdan Bargauan, Andrei Ceclan, Denisa Stet, Levente Czumbil, Andrei Catinean, Alexis Ploycarpou
Published in: 2016 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE), 2016, Page(s) 785-791
DOI: 10.1109/icepe.2016.7781445

Evaluation Framework for Demand-Response Solutions in Blocks of Buildings

Author(s): Alain Anfosso, Simon Thebault, Marc Bourdeau, Pierre Boisson, Igor Perevozchikov
Published in: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC), 2019, Page(s) 1-9
DOI: 10.1109/ice.2019.8792576

Evaluating the role of building thermal inertia for the provision of decentralised demand-side primary electrical frequency regulation services

Author(s): Sean Williams Michael Short Tracey Crosbie
Published in: Proceedings for Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM2017), 2017

An embedded prototype of a residential smart appliance scheduling system

Author(s): Chris Ogwumike, Michael Short, Fathi Abugchem
Published in: 2016 IEEE 21st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2016, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2016.7733613

Integrating Technologies for Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings - A UK Case Study

Author(s): Tracey Crosbie, John Broderick, Muneeb Dawood, Richard Charlesworth, Vladimir Vukovic, Michael Short, Nashwan Dawood
Published in: Lean and Computing in Construction Congress - Volume 1: Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction, 2017, Page(s) 193-200
DOI: 10.24928/JC3-2017/0225

Demand response on blocks of buildings — Romanian pilot site innovation project

Author(s): Bogdan Bargauan, Ovidiu Fati, Andrei Ceclan, Dan D. Micu, Denisa Stet, Levente Czumbil, Paul Muresan
Published in: 2017 International Conference on Modern Power Systems (MPS), 2017, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/MPS.2017.7974433

Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies

Author(s): Jia Hu, Victor C. M. Leung, Kun Yang, Yan Zhang, Jianliang Gao, Shusen Yang
Published in: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2017, Page(s)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47729-9