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TowArds Building rEady for Demand rEsponse

Project description

Changing the way buildings interact with the energy grid

The integration of building energy management systems (BEMS) with energy grid demand response schemes is crucial for achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment. It empowers buildings to actively participate in demand management and promotes the adoption of advanced energy management technologies. Currently, the fragmented landscape of communication protocols used by different BEMS inhibits seamless integration with demand response schemes. In this context, the EU-funded TABEDE project will develop an interface for connecting all dispatchable loads to the BEMS, regardless of the communication protocol. It aims to enable seamless integration at a reduced cost. To facilitate the wide-scale implementation, the project will introduce a smart grid communication protocol translator that will serve as a vital intermediary.


TABEDE aims to allow all buildings equipped with Building Energy Management Systems to integrate energy grid demand response schemes, overcoming limitations linked to missing interoperability, at reducedcost. For that purpose, TABEDE will allow connection of all dispatchable loads to the Building Energy System through a dedicated TABEDE interface, whatever the communication protocol. A dedicated smart grid communication protocol translator will be provided to ease the acceptance of the TABEDE system as well as a database of dispatchable load drivers. Moreover, in order to improve building efficiency, novel building energy management strategies will be proposed, in terms of electric load and thermal management, adapting to the evolving environment, as well as building continuous monitoring.
TABEDE solution will be demonstrated and assessed through extensive simulation-based testing. The proposed solutions will be deployed on three test sites (residential and tertiary) that are representative of EU building stocks and conditions.

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Net EU contribution
€ 344 023,37
1000 Bruxelles / Brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 491 461,95

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