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Unified DR interoperability framework enabling market participation of active energy consumers

Objective

Buildings constitute a vast, yet currently untapped, source of energy demand flexibility that can provide invaluable services to the energy system. This flexibility currently remains unattainable due to the lack of a technological framework that can connect the multitude of buildings and building systems with the energy system in a cost-effective manner as well as the reluctance of energy consumers to enroll in demand response programs.
DRIMPAC offers a comprehensive solution to empower consumer to become active participants in the energy markets. It comprises three main pillars:
a) A legacy and Standards-compliant interoperability framework to interconnect building energy loads/appliances and expose their demand flexibility as price-responsive demand to the grid or for market actors to aggregate and bid in ancillary service markets.
b) A human-centric, intelligent building energy management system that will lift the burden of demand response from the consumers shoulders and reduce reluctance and fear of participation in DR programs. It will infer user comfort preferences and dynamically control building loads to minimize energy cost and use for the building occupant leveraging dynamic prices, while always preserving comfortable and healthy indoor conditions.
c) Innovative business models and service offering for energy retailers in order to facilitate their transformation from commodity suppliers to digital energy service suppliers and kick-start the deployment of the DRIMPAC solution in the market.
The DRIMPAC technological framework and business models will be validated by four retailers supplying three energy carriers – electricity, natural gas and district heating – in four different national markets across the EU - France, Cyprus, Germany and Spain. Pilot demonstrations will take place in a range of building types, including residential, office, educational and others, in order to validate the DRIMPAC benefits across most building typologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-PPP
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 684 062,50

Participants (11)

SIEMENS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Bdul Preciziei 24 Imobil H3 Etaj 3-5 Sector 6
062204 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 499 887,50
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 320 250
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 430 625
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
SWT ANSTALT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTSDER STADT TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 765
Address
Ostallee 7-13
54290 Trier
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MY ENERGIA ONER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 168,38
Address
Carreta De Madrid Km 388 Edificio R Modulo 31 Complejo Espinardo
30100 Espinardo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHI ILEKTRISMOU KYPROU

Participation ended

Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Foti Pitta 15
1399 Lefkosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 373 750
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 850
Address
Walcherstrasse 11/43
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 500
Address
Via Pareto 8 Ar
16129 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOREA SOCIETE DES REGIES DE L'ARC
France
EU contribution
€ 278 600
Address
6 Rue Porte Martel Za Du Pre De Paques
73870 Saint Julien Mont Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)