RESPOND (integrated demand REsponse Solution towards energy POsitive NeighbourhooDs)
- Start Date
- End Date
- Funding Body
- Research Partners
Institute MIHAJLO PUPIN / Tekniker / Aalborg University / NUI Galway
- Project Partners
AURA / FENIE Energia / Develco / Energomonitor / Dexma / Aran Islands Energy / ALBOA
- Principal Investigator
- 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.