Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
- Increased potential benefits, trust and acceptability of demand-response solutions for residential consumers.
- Advanced asset control and aggregation approaches that enable the participation of residential buildings in commercial demand response.
- Expanded pool of assets relevant for demand response in the residential sector.
Address the large but untapped potential of the residential sector for Demand Response with a view to support the energy transition at system level while respecting user privacy, comfort and ownership.
- Investigate innovative demand response solutions for the residential sector, including new control modes and asset optimisation techniques involving as many devices as possible.
- Ensure that the proposed solutions comply with the principle of privacy by design and with best practices on data protection.
- Ensure that the proposed solutions allow to minimise the effort required to elicit user preferences, also investigating innovative approaches for user segmentation and engagement.
- Take due account the regulatory frameworks of the regions / countries in which the proposed solutions could be deployed in designing their innovation, and shaping related exploitation activities.
- Seek to the best consideration of social and economic enablers in the design of the innovative solutions.
- Consider social innovations, notably as new tools, ideas and methods leading to active citizen engagement and as drivers of social change, social ownership, and new social practices.
- Demonstrate that the proposed solutions lead to reducing costs of small demand response assets e.g. through improved models and faster data processing and, are scalable and replicable.
- Demonstrate that the proposed solutions are suitable for explicit demand response, or a combination of both explicit and implicit residential demand response.
Each project is expected to include at least three demonstration sites located in different climatic regions.
The selected projects are expected to contribute to relevant BRIDGE activities, in particular with respect to data exchange and interoperability.
Clustering and cooperation with other relevant projects is strongly encouraged; in particular, liaison and synergies with the European Partnership on ‘People-centric sustainable built environment’.
Specific Topic Conditions:
Activities are expected to achieve TRL 6-7 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.
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