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Work Flow

The project work programme is organised under seven Work Packages (WP) which are shown in the figure below.

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WP1: Requirements Specification and Business Models

The objectives of this work package are:

  • Definition of complementary pilot cases, application scenarios, and identification of related stakeholders
  • Description of stakeholder requirements with respect to neighbourhood level energy systems
  • Elaboration of scenarios and business models supporting energy trading between (a) buildings within a neighbourhood and (b) buildings, neighbourhoods and grids
  • Specification of the EEPOS overall system architecture
  • Development of business models and their validation against business opportunities, current legislation, and standards.

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WP2: Neighbourhood Automation and Management System

The objectives of this work package are:

  • Definition of the EEPOS system architecture and the implementation of the platform for neighbourhood energy management and control systems, covering related subsystems of buildings and grids, as well as internal and external interfaces
  • Definition of neighbourhood energy grid information models needed for ICT applications covering electricity and heating grids
  • Development of control and monitoring applications on top of the EEPOS platform for automation, operation, and brokering

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WP3: Information and Decision Support Systems

The objectives of this work package are the specification and implementation of:

  • An interoperable standard based ICT system architecture and platform covering neighbourhood, building, and end users ICTs, as well as their internal and external data communication interfaces
  • A neighbourhood level energy brokering tool covering heating and electricity grids in order to obtain the optimal integration of renewable energy sources
  • ICT applications for energy monitoring and operations planning such as neighbourhood’s energy performance monitoring and reporting, decision support for abnormal and exceptional operating situations, data mining for fault detection, and simulation based thermal-electric models for optimizing energy flow and optimal integration of renewable energy sources in the neighbourhood
  • An end-user collaboration tool for the engagement and motivation of end users in energy saving and shifting their energy consumption to time slots characterised by high generation of fluctuating renewable energy sources
  • Informative end-user interfaces for building management and information systems

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WP4: Integrated System Prototypes

The objectives of this work packages are the integration of the results of WP2 and WP3 for the demonstration to be performed in WP5, the assessment of the impacts of the integrated systems, and the improvement of user interfaces of applications via usability studies. Following steps will be carried out:

  • Integration of ICT based neighbourhood management and Information systems for demonstration and validation
  • Validation of the new functionality of the neighbourhood management system promoting energy positivity
  • Development of laboratory prototypes
  • Development of a simulation based virtual prototype
  • Improvement of the usability of the end-user interfaces of energy management applications through usability studies

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WP5: Demonstration

The objective of this work package is the implementation of two pilots in Finland and Germany for the validation of the impacts of the neighbourhood energy management and information system on the energy performance in real environments. The two demonstration sites will have several types of renewable energies with energy generation and consumption to be deployed in dwelling areas.

With the two pilots, the preconditions for smart grids in neighbourhoods will be assessed in different climate and types of energy generation and consumption. The pilots will give practical experience on the usability of the EEPOS approach in a “real world scenario” that embraces regenerative energies. The outcomes of the demonstrations will be disseminated to a broad community.

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WP6: Dissemination

The objectives of this work package are:

  • Provision of a public web site and forums for communication with external stakeholders
  • Dissemination of project information and results to scientific and industrial communities
  • Retrieval of requirements and feedback from relevant stakeholders
  • Involvement of users and experts in the project activities

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WP7: Management

The objectives of this work package are the coordination of the project, provision of an internal communication platform, management of communications with the EC, preparation of reporting to the EC, management of administrative and financial issues, and – as a whole – insurance of compliance of the project with the Grant Agreement.

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