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

Objective

Smart automated Demand Response (DR) represents a valid alternative to grid reinforement for electricity Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to procure in a cost-effective way the necessary flexibility for integrating larger shares of intermittent RESs, while not compromising security of supply and network reliability. However DR potential has been exploited so far to a very limited extent due to a number of technological, regulatory, economic barriers. To cope with these challenges, eDREAM will develop and make available a novel near real time DR scalable secure blockchain-driven technological and business framework aimed to optimize aggregated system services flexibility provisioning to DSOs. The project will research and develop tools and services for: i) optimal DR system design, which includes early detection of flexibility potential via multimodal fusion of aerial, LIDAR and thermal imaging, end users profiling and segmentation by leveraging on big data clustering and large data sets visual interactive exploration and DR optimization services for energy end users; ii) optimal DSO-driven Demand Response management, including novel applications of blockchain decentralized ledger for secure data handling, market-based microgrid control and near real time closed loop DR verification aimed to improve system observability and enable fair DR financial settlement. Novel flexibility market and services/products design, as well as cooperative DSO-aggregator business models enabled by incentive sharing will validate the eDREAM DR technical concept from the economic perspective. The eDREAM technologies will be extensively validated in a lab-based pilot (Greece), followed by two field pilots, a C&I VPP-based optimal aggregated flexibility management in UK and a mixed stationary and movable (EVs) loads flexibility microgrid-level optimized flexibility management in Italy.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 650 000

Participants (9)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 496 875
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 531 875
Address
Borough Road
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KIWI POWER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 286 500
Address
35 Ballards Lane
N3 1XW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 434 375
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGY@WORK SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA A R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 469 375
Address
Via Egnatia 15 Scala C
70121 Bari
Activity type
Other
ASM TERNI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 750
Address
Via Bruno Capponi 100
05100 Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVELECT SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 79 375
Address
Teleorman 23 Etaj 1 Ap 6
400573 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMOTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Via Sacco E Vanzetti 11/13
06083 Bastia Umbra Pg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)