RESPOND (integrated demand REsponse Solution towards energy POsitive NeighbourhooDs)

Start Date

October 2017 

End Date

September 2020

Funding Body

EU H2020


FENIE Energia

Research Partners

Institute MIHAJLO PUPIN / Tekniker / Aalborg University / NUI Galway

Project Partners

AURA / FENIE Energia / Develco / Energomonitor / Dexma / Aran Islands Energy / ALBOA

Principal Investigator

Marcus Keane

Project Manager

On behalf of NUIG: Marcus Keane

Research Area

Energy Efficiency – Demand Response




Demand Response (DR) refers to targeted, short-term reductions in energy consumption during times of peak demand in exchange for financial incentives. DR is most commonly implemented in the industrial sector, where energy use is high and peak energy demand comes at a significant cost to utilities and the grid itself. However, as distributed energy resources and renewables become mainstream, DR programs will play an increasingly important role in balancing energy demand within the residential energy sector as well. Despite having a lower individual energy consumption per site, the potential to exploit demand flexibility for home appliances can contribute to grid load balancing and demand shaping.

To exploit this untapped potential, the RESPOND project deploys an interoperable energy automation, monitoring and control solution that will deliver demand response at a building unit, building and district level. Using smart energy monitoring infrastructure, RESPOND is able to detect energy conservation opportunities and adapt to indoor and outdoor conditions, and comfort levels in real time through optimal energy dispatching, taking both supply and demand into account.

Publications and Deliverables

Deliverables available here


The RESPOND project is divided into 7 work packages that are administered by a consortium of 11 partners in the 5 participating countries. All inquiries and information requests should be directed here

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