Holistic dEmand response Services for European residenTIAl communities
Despite its rising popularity, the concept of Demand Response (DR) and is still mostly limited to the large commercial and industrial facilities. This leaves a large unexplored gap regarding the considerable demand flexibility potential and millions of distributed energy assets existing in the residential sector. Additionally, invoking user engagement and behavioral change for DR represents an unsolved societal challenge, often due to barriers such as technology acceptance, use and effectiveness. This renders traditional centralized management approaches impractical and calls for new services, procedures, and tools which ensure consumers are engaged to effectively integrate this locked demand flexibility of residents into the power system.
Next-generation demand response services
HESTIA aims to provide a cost-effective solution for the next-generation demand response services which will leverage consumer engagement, energy and non-energy services, while dealing with both energy supply and demand side in a holistic manner. As residential consumers present both a big challenge and a sector with large potential, they will be enabled to play an active role in flexibility sharing and grid balancing for better operational management.
To demonstrate the potential of innovative residential DR services for saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and bringing economic benefits across the value chain, HESTIA will develop a technical and business ecosystem that can be replicated across the EU.
A new grid reality
To address and improve user engagement, the project will employ a combination of financial, environmental and social drivers, such as involving end consumers in the design process of the solutions. This would lead to developing a community engagement methodology toolset, suitable for a broader rollout. Additionally, a fully serviced ICT platform, based on advanced technological concepts such as consumer digital twin and non-intrusive data analytics, will provide personalized services for a tailored and user-friendly experience. HESTIA will attempt to bridge the current gaps between energy demand, RES (renewable energy sources) availability and grid requirements by exploring the resource flexibility in terms of cumulative energy consumption as well as distributed energy generation and storage.
Develco Products in HESTIA
Develco Products plays a key role in the pilot site deployment activities of the HESTIA project by providing wireless monitoring equipment. This includes both energy consumption and environmental measurement devices such as the Motion Sensor Mini, Window Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Smart Plug Mini, and External Meter Interface.
The Squid.link 2X gateway will be used to connect the devices with the Squid Smart App Wireless platform and ensure suitable project baselining. In this regard, Develco Products will also support integration of the monitoring infrastructure to obtain energy and comfort data in households and buildings.
To achieve the ambitious objectives of HESTIA, a consortium consisting 19 partners is committed to providing a cost-effective solution for the next-generation demand response services.
The partners are:
- Sinloc - Sistema Iniziative Locali SpA
- AXPO Energy Solutions
- Électricité de France
- Austrian Institute of Technology
- R2M Solution Spain SL
- ENERGIES 2050
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Alborg University
- i.LECO Energy
- For Your Energy Freedom B.V.
- Institute Mihajlo Pupin
- Albedo Energie
- Communauté d’agglomération Paris-Saclay
- Midac Batteries
- Develco Products
- European Innovation Market
- Asociación Clúster Digital De Catalunya