Efficient interactive buildings based on smart grid systems.

Category International
Sectors Renewable Energies
Execution Period 2023 – 2027
Funding European Commission. 101123238-EVELIXIA-HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02
Web https://www.evelixia-project.eu


EVELIXIA brings together 36 high-profile organizations from 12 EU countries envisioning to make buildings as Active Service Nodes (BAUN), rendering the EU building stock: a) energy-efficient; b) connected, by enabling bidirectional communication between the grid and occupants, leveraging flexible technologies; c) smart, through sensor-backed analytics and controls to optimize efficiency, flexibility, and occupant preferences; and d) flexible, reducing, shifting, or modulating energy use based on occupants’ needs, considering grid operators’ signals. EVELIXIA structures the advancement of its solutions along five Innovation Paths: IP1: Building to-Grid Services (B2G); IP2: Grid to Building Services (G2B); IP3: Interactivity and interfaces between people and buildings; IP 4: Systems Interoperability; and IP5: Innovative HW as flexibility enablers, which will be integrated, implemented, and validated in 7 real large-scale pilots (GR, RO, FR, FI, ES, AT, DK). Throughout the deployment and validation of the EVELIXIA platform, various actors (i.e., DSO, DNO, ESCO, aggregators) from different sectors (electricity, heating/cooling, mobility) will exchange data to provide B2G and G2B services and engage in Business Model development demonstrating the economic viability of the proposed solutions. EVELIXIA puts a strong focus on social engagement, empowering citizens not only as solution adopters but also as co-creators applying methodologies for citizen and consumer involvement and advanced interaction interfaces between people and buildings. Key expected outcomes include: 14 scalable B2G/G2B services demonstrated, including DSF (implicit, explicit, shifting, etc.), P2P energy trading, energy asset management (daily/intraday), TSO/DSO/DHO, and system planning services; 17% reduction in GHG emissions, up to 25% flexibility increase, 100% self-consumption increase, 13.5% energy consumption reduction, and 11% increase in renewable energy generation.


Leader: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas [CERTH] Partners: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas [CERTH], Rina Consulting Spa [RINA-C], University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland [HES-SO], Commissariat a l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives [CEA], Fundacion Circe Centro de Investigacion de Recursos y Consumos En-ergeticos [CIRCE], UBITECH Energy Sprl [UBE], Hellenic Association for Energy Economics [HAEE], IES R&D [IESRD], Universita Degli Studi di Genova [UNIGE], Solvus Cyprus Limited [SOLVUS], R2M Solution [R2M], Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz [EI-JKU], Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH [FHB], Europäisches Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH [EEE], Energie Güssing GmbH [EG], Öko Energie Strem registrierte Genossenschaft mit beschränkter Haftung [ÖE], Pink Gmbh – Energie- Und Speichertechnik [PINK], Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca [TUCN], Distributie Energie Electrica Romania SA [DEER], Termoficare Napoca S. A. [TN], ENTECH SMART ENERGIES [ENTECH], SDEF [SDEF], European Green Cities ApS [EGC], Kolstrup Boligforening [KB], Aabenraa Fjernvarme [AF], Sustain Solutions APS [SUSTAIN], Neogrid Technologies ApS [NEOGRID], Mpodosakeio General Hospital Of Ptolemaida [MPODOSAKEIO], Dhmotikh Epixeirhsh Thlethermanshs Ptolemaidas [DHCP], Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. [HEDNO], BluEnergyRevolution scrl [BER], Estacion De Invierno Manzaneda S.A. [MEISA], Fundacion Instituto Tecnologico de Galicia [ITG], NTT DATA Europe & Latam Green Engineering SL [NTTDATA], Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy [TUAS], Naantalin Energia Oy [NEOY].

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