Putting Residential Flexibility Management into Action with Pilot sites in Europe: A public debate about the multi-year energy program in Europe

Feedback from MAS2TERING, BEEST and DRIvE European projects

(SP Flexibility workshop_flyer)

The objective of the “Flexibility” workshop is two-fold:

1. To present the objectives, technologies, and results of Mas2tering, BEEST
and DRIvE projects
2. To generate a public debate with discussions of experts on the energy
program plan in Europe for the next years to come and beyond.

The workshop is organized by DRIvE project and it will count with the
following presentations:

  •  “Mas2tering: Multi-Agent Systems and Secured coupling of Telecom
    and Energy grids for next-generation smart grid services”,
    Marie-France Robbe (CEA)
  • “BEEST: Building Energy Efficiency Management & Smart Grid Integration Tools”, Stefan Lodeweyckx (ENERVALIS)
  • “DRIvE: Unlocking the Demand Response potential in the distribution grid”, Stefan Lodeweyck (ENERVALIS)
  • “Business Model Opportunities for local flexibility aggregation”, Juan Manuel Espeche (R2M)
  • “Streaming Data-based Forecasting for Demand Response: From Mas2tering to DRIvE”, Monjur Mourshed (Cardiff University)
  • “Multi-agent system optimization for local energy communities: from Mas2tering to DRIvE”, Meritxell Vinyals (CEA)
  • “Authentication, Authorization & Accounting: from Multi-Agent System to grid security”, Paul-Emmanuel Brun (AIRBUS)
  • “Regulatory Frameworks Affecting Demand Response Solutions”, Sergio Valentino Costa (COMSA)
  • “Real-time Controller Hardware in the Loop (CHIL) as the key enabling technology for next-generation Fast DR”, Nikola Stojkov (TYPHOON HIL)

The workshop will be an activity within the Conference Sustainable Places 2018, and it will take place on June 28th, 2018, from 14:00 until 15:30. The workshop has received the CNDP label as an activity of the Multi-Annual Public Debate on Energy.

Contractors’ meeting on Smart Buildings

HELIOS – Sustainable Places 2018, 28 June 2018, Aix-Les-Bains, France

8.30 – 10.00 Upgrading building smartness – from perceived potential to management of upgraded buildings

Upgrading demand response capability in buildings and districts (30 mn)

  • Tracey Crosbie, Teesside University, (DR-BOB)
  • Ursula Eicker, HFT Stuttgart (SIM4BLOCKS)
  • Yannis Damousis, CERTH/ITI (InteGRIDy, eDREAM)

Discussion (15mn):

  • DR Technology Readiness levels  vs DR Organisational Readiness levels
  • IS DR more effective with blocks of buildings or energy communities?
  • Commercial vs. residential – which upgrade is easier?  

Building optimisation for improved energy performance (30 mn)

  • Roberta Pernetti, EURAC (4RinEU)
  • Emmanuel Onillon, CSEM (TABEDE)
  • Margarita Assimakopoulos (ZERO-PLUS)

Discussion (15 mn):

  • Connecting legacy systems: monitoring, control, device lifecycle
  • How does smartness increase energy performance?
  • Optimising different energy sources, processes and carriers
10.00 –10.30 COFFEE BREAK
10.30 –12.00 From innovation to markets: matching energy markets, technologies and consumers

Buildings and energy markets (30 mn)

  • Anne-Sophie Chamoy, EnergyPool
  • Bert Claessens, Restore NV (SIM4BLOCKS, RENNOVATES)
  • Mikel Fernandez, Tecnalia (FHP)

Discussion (15 mn)

  • Commercial buildings: low-hanging fruit?
  • Can buildings create value for electricity markets?
  • Load shifting or absorbing variable renewable electricity?

Consumers and new technologies, services and gains (30 mn):

  • Jo Southernwood, International Energy Research Centre (NOVICE)
  • Petr Stluka, Honeywell (HOLISDER)
  • Tasos Tsitsanis, Hypertech (HOLISDER, MOEEBIUS)

Discussion (15 mn):

  • Can a market develop without interoperability?
  • Are consumers ready for smart appliances?
  • What innovative energy services can smart buildings offer?
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH – poster session
14.00 – 15.30 H2020 project management


  • GDPR and implications for H2020 projects
  • Lessons learned from audits on H2020 projects
  • Impact monitoring

Communication and dissemination Q&A session

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK (end of the contractors meeting)

Info Session on Smart Buildings in H2020

HELIOS – Sustainable Places 2018, 27 June 2018, Aix-Les-Bains, France

14:00 – 14:15 Policy keynote –  smart homes within the context of digitalisation in energy sector
EU policy initiatives including relevant provisions of the revised EPBDMargot Pinault, DG Energy
14:15 –15:30 H2020 funding opportunities on smart buildings
Energy Efficiency calls – 50 mn topic presentations + 15mn for Q&A

  • EE-1-2018/19/20: Decarbonisation of the EU building stock – Philippe Moseley, EASME
  • EE4-2019/20: Upgrading building smartness – Pierre-Antoine Vernon, EASME
  • EE5-2019: Next Generation of Energy Performance Certification – Philippe Moseley, EASME
  • EE-13-2018-2019-2020: Enabling the next generation of smart energy services – Margot Pinault, DG Energy
  • ES-1-2018-2019: The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions – Margot Pinault, DG Energy
15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 16:45 Forthcoming H2020 topics on interoperability in smart building systems and buildings (big) data
ICT– 20 mn topic presentations + 25mn for discussion on future H2020 priorities for building (big) data and IoT

  • DT-ICT-10-2018-2019: Interoperable and smart homes and grids
  • DT-ICT-11-2019: Big Data Solutions for Energy

Discussion: how the EU can help to address the challenge of interoperability and buildings data collection and use

Margot Pinault, DG Energy


16:45 – 17:00 EU Support for Smart Buildings under Horizon 2020 Status at June 2018

Philippe Moseley & Pierre-Antoine Vernon, EASME

17:00 – 17:30 Forthcoming H2020 topics relevant to smart buildings
Building decarbonisation, RES in buildings, new energy services, consumers, ICT for smart homes, components and software, etc.Pierre-Antoine Vernon & Philippe Moseley EASME