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Intelligent Assistants for Flexibility Management

Objective

The iFLEX project aims at empowering the consumers by making it as easy as possible for them to participate in demand response. A core concept of the project is the iFLEX Assistant, a novel software agent that acts between consumer(s), and their energy systems, various stakeholders and The iFLEX project aims at empowering the consumers by making it as easy as possible for them to participate in demand response. A core concept of the project is the iFLEX Assistant, a novel software agent that acts between consumer(s), and their energy systems, various stakeholders and external systems helping them to achieve mutual benefits through local energy management and DR. The iFLEX Assistants are designed to provide a common approach to enhance user experience, level of automation and personalization in a wide variety of DR and energy services. Because of different requirements of these services, the project provides a common software framework (i.e., iFLEX Framework) for developing application-specific iFLEX Assistants that are customized for the needs of particular service(s). The focus is especially on households and DR for supporting high penetration of renewables. In addition, there is a need for effective incentives and market structures that encourage consumers to invest in these innovative DR solutions. To this end, the iFLEX Assistants are customizable for different incentive and market mechanisms to allow exploitation of the solution in different countries and climatic regions, as well as, to enable A/B testing of different incentive and user engagement mechanisms with real-users. Although the focus is on electricity, the iFLEX project targets to overcome the current silo-approaches and provide holistic energy management that optimizes across various energy vectors. Co-creation with end-users is inherent in different project phases and coordinated by consumer organisation in the consortium. iFlex validation is carried out with field pilots in three climatic regions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-EC-ES-SCC
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 883 572,50

Participants (12)

SMART COM DOO INFORMACIJSKI IN KOMUNIKACIJSKI SISTEMI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 331 625
Address
Ulica Brnciceva 45 Crnuce
1231 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPOWER IM OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Valimotie 9-11
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 449 375
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 435 000
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 365 312,50
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEKTRO CELJE D.D.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Vrunceva Ulica 2A
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAVERION SUOMI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 408 625
Address
Torpantie 2
01650 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IN-JET APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 422 515,63
Address
Jeppe Aakjaers Vej 15
3460 Birkerod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECE D.O.O.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 251 037,50
Address
Vrunceva Ulica 2A
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRON THERMOILEKTRIKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 318 500
Address
Leoforos Mesogeion 85
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTIMUS ENERGY S.A
Greece
EU contribution
€ 266 875
Address
Antoni Tritsi Street 21B
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZVEZA POTROSNIKOV SLOVENIJE DRUSTVO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 357 007,50
Address
Trzaska Cesta 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other