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eDREAM - enabling new Demand REsponse Advanced, Market oriented and Secure technologies, solutions and business models

Deliverables

Recommendations for baseline load calculations in DR programs V1

This document will report DR programs baseline load calculation methods identified. Success Criteria: the document should report the set of methods identified. Associated Task: T3.2.

Technology Validation Handbook V1

This deliverable will be the framework for the validation of the eDream integrated component and to evaluate the level of fulfilment of the project objectives. Success Criteria: the framework should be delivered and documented, including initial KPI. Associated Task: T7.3.

Load profiles and customer clusters V1

This document will report the stable and scalable solutions for the data ‘6cs’. Success Criteria: identified solution should be identified and described. Associated Task: T4.2.

Business and Financial Validation Report

This deliverable will assess the applicability of the context specific business models identified in WP2 in the foreseen EU countries Success Criteria: the document should include the assessment results and the lesson learned. Associated Task: T7.4.

Technology Validation Handbook V2

This deliverable will be the final version of the framework for the validation of the eDream integrated components and to evaluate the level of fulfilment of the project objectives. Success Criteria: the framework should be delivered and documented including best practices used for demand response programs to ensure validity of the use cases deployment and evaluation process. Associated Task: T7.3.

Use Case analysis and application scenarios description V1

This document will collect the first version of use cases and scenarios. Success Criteria: The document should clearly identify the preliminary use cases and related scenarios. Associated Task: T2.2.

User group definitions, end-user needs, requirement analysis and deployment guidelines V2

This document will collect the second version of user requirements and first version eDream framework deployment guidelines. Success Criteria: the document should clearly identify the user groups and the related requirements. Associated Task: T2.1.

Use Case analysis and application scenarios description V2

This document will collect the second version of use cases and scenarios. Success Criteria: the document should clearly report a consolidated set use cases and related scenarios. Moreover deployment guidelines should be reported. Associated Task: T2.2.

Technology Verification Report V1

This document represent the technical deployment guide of the eDREAM core framework components. Success Criteria: the document should provide full information for the installation, configuration and administration of the eDream core framework. Associated Task: T7.2.

User group definitions, end-user needs, requirement analysis and deployment guidelines V3

This document will collect the final version of use cases , scenarios ad deployment guidelines. Success Criteria : the document should report the consolidated use cases and related scenarios. Moreover final deployment guidelines should be reported. Associated Task: T2.1.

Use Case analysis and application scenarios description V3

This document will collect the final version of user requirements and eDream framework deployment guidelines. Success Criteria: the document should clearly identify the user groups and the related requirements. Associated Task: T2.2.

Exploitation Report and IPR Protection Plan V2

This document is the final Exploitation Strategy that defines the management and promotion of the exploitation of project results. Success Criteria: the document should clearly describe the consolidated project assets, the strategy for assets valorisation, an IPR protection plan and the potential related patents to be applied. Associated Task: T8.3.

Exploitation Report and IPR Protection Plan V1

This deliverable reports on the dissemination activities. Success Criteria: the document should clearly describe the project assets and the strategy for their valorisation. Associated Task: T8.3.

Report on Dissemination Activities V3

This deliverable is the final report on the dissemination activities. Success Criteria: the document should report the actions put in place and achieved results. Associated Task: T8.2.

Load profiles and customer clusters V2

This document will report the stable and scalable solutions for the data ‘6cs’. Success Criteria: solution should include the consolidate description of the solutions adopted. Associated Task: T4.2.

eDREAM standardization report and regulatory roadmap

The document will report a multi-purpose vocabulary, corresponding data models for eDream interoperability. KPIs for the assessment of the performance will be included. Moreover the document will report regulatory aspects of both Aerial survey techniques for DR potential estimation and blockcain. Success Criteria: The document should contain the vocabulary, te KPI identified and regulatory requirements. Associated Task: T2.3.

Validation Plan V2

This document represent the consolidated technology validation plan. Success Criteria: the document should report the detailed plan including consolidated methodology, test/unit cases , procedures and timing. Associated Task: T7.1.

Reliability report

This deliverable will report lesson learned topic for energy saving targeting the participating Actors. Success Criteria: organized and documented lesson learned should be reported. Associated Task: T7.5.

Requirement-Driven System Development V2

This document will report the updated version of the architecture and eDREAM system Specifications according to the feedback collected during first semester. Success Criteria: The document should add to the previous version detailed modules interfaces, API for interoperability. Associated Task: T2.4.

Technology Verification Report V2

This document represent the final technical deployment guide of the eDream core framework components. It will deliver deployment tools and the necessary setup scripts to facilitate automation in the validation process. Success Criteria: the document should provide full information for the installation, configuration and administration of the eDream core framework. Deployment tools and script usage guidelines should be produced. Associated Task: T7.2.

Requirement-Driven System Development V3

This document will report the final version of the architecture and eDREAM system. Success Criteria: the document should report the final fully detailed description of the platform with architecture, modules, dataflow, processes descriptions and interoprerability API specificstion. Associated Task: T2.4.

Requirement-Driven System Development V1

This document will report the first version of the architecture as well as the Integrated eDREAM system specifications. Success Criteria: the document should contain context diagrams, architecture design and modules specification. Associated Task: T2.4.

Report on Dissemination Activities V1

This deliverable reports on the dissemination activities. Success Criteria: the document should describe the web and Social media strategies to be applied for user engagement and related material. Associated Task: T8.2.

Specification for Improved Decision Making and DR Optimization toolsets V2

This document will report about the development of a multi-factor decision support system for flexible resources management on respect of energy plans for the maximization of consumers/prosumers expatiations. Success Criteria: the usage guidelines of the support system toolkit should be reported. Associated Task: T4.1.

Specification for Improved Decision Making and DR Optimization toolsets V1

This document will report a series of advanced DR optimization mechanisms that will meet the expectations of all stakeholders in unscheduled events conditions and managing uncertainties in respect to the effective multi-factor load dispatch. Success Criteria: the document should describe the optimization mechanisms identified and their development. Associated Task: T4.1.

Validation Plan V1

This document represent the first version of the technology validation plan. Success Criteria: the document should report the plan including methodology, preliminary test/unit cases, procedures and timing. Associated Task: T7.1.

Policy Recommendations & Best Practices for Internal Electricity & Retail Market

This deliverable will report on evaluation of the performance of the retail energy markets, considering both the supply and demand side and analyzing the principles of the competition / innovation and of consumer involvement. Success Criteria: the document should include the identified utility industry and market structures that offer the best opportunity for the development of eDream solutions. Associated Task: T8.4.

Plans for the dissemination, exploitation & communication of project results

This document includes the Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication Plans in order to achieve a high level of visibility of the project outcomes. Success Criteria: the document should deliver the three detailed plans including: target groups and stakeholders, strategies to be applied, dissemination meetings and key indicators. Associated Task: T8.1.

Report on Dissemination Activities V2

This deliverable is the second report on the dissemination activities. Success Criteria: the document should report the actions put in place and achieved results. Associated Task: T8.2.

Recommendations for baseline load calculations in DR programs V2

This document will report recommendations for applying DR programs baseline load calculation methods across EU. Success Criteria: the final recommendation should be reported. Associated Task: T3.2.

User group definitions, end-user needs, requirement analysis and deployment guidelines V1

This document will collect the first version of user requirements. Success Criteria: The document should clearly identify the user groups and the related requirements. Associated Task: T2.1.

Consumption flexibility models and aggregation techniques V2

This document will report final version of models, and related techniques, for provision of reliable aggregated power supply of distributed generation of electricity of multiple types. Techniques will implement the fully distributed control and virtual aggregation of electricity generation. final consolidated Models and techniques identified should be reported. Associated Task: T3.3.

Interactive Visualization framework for improving DR strategies V2

This document will report about the integration of the framework with the external generic optimisation tools. The framework will be able to recommend the customers for additional services they can experience for further smartening/revenue generation of their energy assets and participating DR programs. Success Criteria: the document should include the framework integration results, interoperability mechanisms and recommendation usage process. Associated Task: T4.4.

Self-enforcing smart contract for DR tracking and control V2

This document will report about the fully functional framework layer for the control of DR flexibility services and energy transactions in low voltage grids. Smart contracts will be exploited for the implementation of a price-drive flexibility marketplace. Success Criteria: the document should include the layer design specification including specific mechanism for offer-demand matching and a novel tool for decentralized coordinated control mechanisms for microgrids. Associated Task: T5.2.

Arial 3D models and simulation procedures for DR estimation V2

This document will report methods for application of drone aerial survey technology to estimate demand response potential over a wide area of surveyed building assets. Final report will provide accuracy comparison and recommendations between various aerial survey techniques, modelling methods and subject to flight plan parameters. Success Criteria: the document should describe the methods identified for drone aerial survey. Moreover the comparative analysis should be reported. Associated Task: T3.4.

Blockchain platform for secure and distributed management of DR programs V1

This document will report about the development of a framework layer implementing a blockchain distributed ledger for storing energy transactions and DR flexibility. Success Criteria: the document should include the layer design specification. Associated Task: T5.1.

Consensus based techniques for DR validation and financial settlement

This document will report on a novel Closed Loop blockchain-based DR validation. Success Criteria: the document should include the description of the validation identified and related results. Associated Task: T5.3.

Self-enforcing smart contract for DR tracking and control V1

This document will report about the development of a framework layer for the control of DR flexibility services and energy transactions in low voltage grids. Smart contracts will be exploited for the implementation of a price-drive flexibility marketplace. Success Criteria: the document should include the layer design specification including Ethereum based smart contracts. Associated Task: T5.2.

Consumption flexibility models and aggregation techniques V1

This document will report models for provision of reliable aggregated power supply of distributed generation of electricity of multiple types. Proper Techniques will be developed for the fully distributed control and virtual aggregation of electricity generation. Success Criteria: first version of Models and techniques identified should be reported. Associated Task: T3.3.

Arial 3D models and simulation procedures for DR estimation V1

This document will report methods for application of drone aerial survey technology to estimate demand response potential over a wide area of surveyed building assets. Success Criteria; first version of Models and techniques identified should be reported. Associated Task: T3.4.

Interactive Visualization framework for improving DR strategies V1

This document will report the development of the hypothesis/objective formulation framework that will be incorporated to the visualization toolkit developed in T4.3. Success Criteria: the document should include the framework description and usage process. Associated Task: T4.4.

Blockchain platform for secure and distributed management of DR programs V2

This document will report about the fully functional framework layer implementing a blockchain distributed ledger for storing energy transactions and DR flexibility. Success Criteria: the document should include the consolidated layer design specification including the control and permission mechanisms put in place. Associated Task: T5.1.

Project Website

The deliverable represent the project website. Success Criteria: the accompanying document should describe the Web portal structure. Associated Task: T8.2.

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Publications

Quaternionic keypoint description for multispectral imaging

Author(s): Giorgos Sfikas, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
Published in: 11th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2020, Page(s) 78-84, ISBN 9781450388788
Publisher: ACM
DOI: 10.1145/3411408.3411417

Dynamic Coalitions of Prosumers in Virtual Power Plants for Energy Trading and Profit Optimization

Author(s): Giuseppe Raveduto, Vincenzo Croce, Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Ionut Anghel, Tudor Cioara
Published in: 2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference ( MELECON), 2020, Page(s) 541-546, ISBN 978-1-7281-5200-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/melecon48756.2020.9140601

Decision Support in Algorithm Selection for Generic Optimisation

Author(s): Vishak Dudhee, Fathi Abugchem, Vladimir Vukovic
Published in: IBPSA England First Virtual Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization (BSO-V 2020), 2020
Publisher: BSO-V 2020

A Stacking Multi-Learning Ensemble Model for Predicting Near Real Time Energy Consumption Demand of Residential Buildings

Author(s): Andreea Valeria Ves, Nicoleta Ghitescu, Claudia Pop, Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie
Published in: 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), 2019, Page(s) 183-189, ISBN 978-1-7281-4914-1
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iccp48234.2019.8959572

Blockchain Technology for Financial Services Facilitation in RES Investments

Author(s): F. Bosco, V. Croce, G. Raveduto
Published in: 2018 IEEE 4th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry (RTSI), 2018, Page(s) 1-5, ISBN 978-1-5386-6282-3
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/rtsi.2018.8548505

A Distribution Network during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Federico Carere, Tommaso Bragatto, Francesca Santori
Published in: 2020 AEIT International Annual Conference (AEIT), 2020, Page(s) 1-6, ISBN 978-8-8872-3747-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.23919/aeit50178.2020.9241191

Dynamic Clustering Mechanisms using forecasted input data

Author(s): N.Bezas, A.Noula, D.Ioannidis, D.Tzovaras, Tommaso Bragatto, Francesca Santori
Published in: The International Conference on Energy & Sustainable Futures (ICESF), 2019, ISBN 978-1-912253-02-9
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University

Building thermal output determination using visible spectrum and infrared inputs

Author(s): G. Sfikas, A. Noula, Joao Patacas, D. Ioannidis, D. Tzovaras
Published in: The International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) 2019, 2019, ISBN 9781912253029
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University

A real-life experience on 2 nd life batteries services for Distribution System Operator

Author(s): Tommaso Bragatto, Massimo Cresta, Vincenzo Croce, Marco Paulucci, Francesca Santori, Denisa Ziu
Published in: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2019 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2019, Page(s) 1-6, ISBN 978-1-7281-0653-3
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/eeeic.2019.8783963

Enabling New Technologies for Demand Response Decentralized Validation Using Blockchain

Author(s): Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Claudia Pop, Massimo Bertoncini, Vincenzo Croce, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Konstantinos Votis, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Luigi D'Oriano
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2018, Page(s) 1-4, ISBN 978-1-5386-5186-5
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/eeeic.2018.8493665

Decentralized blockchain flexibility system for Smart Grids: Requirements engineering and use cases

Author(s): Luigi DrOriano, Giuseppe Mastandrea, Giuseppe Rana, Giuseppe Raveduto, Vincenzo Croce, Matteo Verber, Massimo Bertoncini
Published in: 2018 International IEEE Conference and Workshop in Óbuda on Electrical and Power Engineering (CANDO-EPE), 2018, Page(s) 39-44, ISBN 978-1-7281-1154-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/cando-epe.2018.8601171

A multipurpose ICT platform for supporting energy transition: first results in flexibility profiling

Author(s): Ugo Stecchi, Javier Gomez, Lourdes Gallego, Francesca Santori, Juan Rico
Published in: 2019 1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area (SyNERGY MED), 2019, Page(s) 1-6, ISBN 978-1-7281-3087-3
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/synergy-med.2019.8764146

Evaluating Forecasting Techniques for Integrating Household Energy Prosumers into Smart Grids

Author(s): Teodor Petrican, Andreea Valeria Vesa, Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie
Published in: 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), 2018, Page(s) 79-85, ISBN 978-1-5386-8445-0
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/iccp.2018.8516617

A Deep Neural Network-Based Method For The Detection And Accurate Thermography Statistics Estimation Of Aerially Surveyed Structures

Author(s): G. Sfikas, Joao Patacas, Charalampos Psarros, A. Noula, D. Ioannidis, D. Tzovaras
Published in: 19th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 2019
Publisher: CONVR 2019

A Tri-Layer Optimization Framework for Day-Ahead Energy Scheduling Based on Cost and Discomfort Minimization

Author(s): Paraskevas Koukaras, Paschalis Gkaidatzis, Napoleon Bezas, Tommaso Bragatto, Federico Carere, Francesca Santori, Marcel Antal, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Christos Tjortjis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
Published in: Energies, 14/12, 2021, Page(s) 3599, ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/en14123599

An interdisciplinary approach on efficient virtual microgrid to virtual microgrid energy balancing incorporating data preprocessing techniques

Author(s): Paraskevas Koukaras, Christos Tjortjis, Paschalis Gkaidatzis, Napoleon Bezas, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
Published in: Computing, 2021, ISSN 0010-485X
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00607-021-00929-7

Blockchain and Demand Response: Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Energy Transactions Privacy

Author(s): Claudia Daniela Pop, Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie
Published in: Sensors, 20/19, 2020, Page(s) 5678, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s20195678

Combining Machine Learning Analysis and Incentive-Based Genetic Algorithms to Optimise Energy District Renewable Self-Consumption in Demand-Response Programs

Author(s): Vincenzo Croce, Giuseppe Raveduto, Matteo Verber, Denisa Ziu
Published in: Electronics, 9/6, 2020, Page(s) 945, ISSN 2079-9292
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/electronics9060945

Distributed Ledger Technology Review and Decentralized Applications Development Guidelines

Author(s): Claudia Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Marcel Antal, Ioan Salomie
Published in: Future Internet, 13/3, 2021, Page(s) 62, ISSN 1999-5903
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/fi13030062

Blockchain based decentralized local energy flexibility market

Author(s): Claudia Antal, Tudor Cioara, Marcel Antal, Vlad Mihailescu, Dan Mitrea, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie, Giuseppe Raveduto, Massimo Bertoncini, Vincenzo Croce, Tommaso Bragatto, Federico Carere, Francesco Bellesini
Published in: Energy Reports, 7, 2021, Page(s) 5269-5288, ISSN 2352-4847
Publisher: Elsevier Energy Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2021.08.118

Blockchain-Based Decentralized Virtual Power Plants of Small Prosumers

Author(s): Tudor Cioara, Marcel Antal, Vlad T. Mihailescu, Claudia D. Antal, Ionut M. Anghel, Dan Mitrea
Published in: IEEE Access, 9, 2021, Page(s) 29490-29504, ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
DOI: 10.1109/access.2021.3059106

Blockchain Based Decentralized Management of Demand Response Programs in Smart Energy Grids

Author(s): Claudia Pop, Tudor Cioara, Marcel Antal, Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie, Massimo Bertoncini
Published in: Sensors, 18/2, 2018, Page(s) 162, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s18010162

Blockchain-Based Scalable and Tamper-Evident Solution for Registering Energy Data

Author(s): Claudia Pop, Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, David Sera, Ioan Salomie, Giuseppe Raveduto, Denisa Ziu, Vincenzo Croce, Massimo Bertoncini
Published in: Sensors, 19/14, 2019, Page(s) 3033, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s19143033

Energy Flexibility Prediction for Data Center Engagement in Demand Response Programs

Author(s): Andreea Valeria Vesa, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel, Marcel Antal, Claudia Pop, Bogdan Iancu, Ioan Salomie, Vasile Teodor Dadarlat
Published in: Sustainability, 12/4, 2020, Page(s) 1417, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su12041417

A Fog Computing enabled Virtual Power Plant Model for Delivery of Frequency Restoration Reserve Services

Author(s): Pop, Antal, Cioara, Anghel, Salomie, Bertoncini
Published in: Sensors, 19/21, 2019, Page(s) 4688, ISSN 1424-8220
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/s19214688

A Firefly Algorithm-Based Approach for Identifying Coalitions of Energy Providers that Best Satisfy the Energy Demand

Author(s): Cristina Bianca Pop, Viorica Rozina Chifu, Eric Dumea, Ioan Salomie
Published in: Applications of Firefly Algorithm and its Variants - Case Studies and New Developments, 2020, Page(s) 53-74, ISBN 978-981-15-0305-4
Publisher: Springer Singapore
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-0306-1_3

Forecasting Cryptocurrency Value by Sentiment Analysis: An HPC-Oriented Survey of the State-of-the-Art in the Cloud Era

Author(s): Aleš Zamuda, Vincenzo Crescimanna, Juan C. Burguillo, Joana Matos Dias, Katarzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska, Imen Rached, Horacio González-Vélez, Roman Senkerik, Claudia Pop, Tudor Cioara, Ioan Salomie, Andrea Bracciali
Published in: High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications - Selected Results of the COST Action IC1406 cHiPSet, 11400, 2019, Page(s) 325-349, ISBN 978-3-030-16271-9
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16272-6_12

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology Applications

Author(s): Claudia Pop, Marcel Antal, Tudor Cioara, Ionut Anghel
Published in: TRADING ENERGY AS A DIGITAL ASSET, 22 May 2020, 2020, ISBN 9781119621201
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/9781119621201.ch14