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

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.
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Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Address

Piazzale Dell'Agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 650 000

Participants (9)

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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 496 875

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 531 875

KIWI POWER LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 286 500

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 434 375

ENERGY@WORK SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA A R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 469 375

ASM TERNI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 278 750

UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 390 000

SERVELECT SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 79 375

EMOTION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 205 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774478

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 822 125

  • EU contribution

    € 3 822 125

Coordinated by:

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy