Currently there is no overview or insight into how much Energy Flexibility different building types and their usage may be able to offer to future energy systems. The aim of the Annex is thus to increase knowledge on and demonstrate the Energy Flexibility buildings can provide for the energy grids, and to identify critical aspects and possible solutions to manage this Energy Flexibility.

In-depth knowledge of the Energy Flexibility that buildings may provide is important for the design of future Smart Energy systems and buildings. The knowledge is, however, not only important for the utilities it is also necessary for companies when developing business cases for products and services supporting the roll out of Smart Energy networks. Furthermore, it is important information for policy makers and government entities involved in the shaping of future energy systems.

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Objectives

The project has five main objectives focusing on development, investigation and demonstration. The objectives are:

  • Development of a common terminology, a definition of ‘energy flexibility in buildings’ and a classification method
  • Investigation of user comfort, motivation and acceptance associated with the introduction of energy flexibility in buildings
  • Investigation of the energy flexibility potential in different buildings and contexts as well as development of design examples, control strategies and algorithms
  • Investigation of the aggregated energy flexibility of buildings and the potential effect on energy grids
  • Demonstration of energy flexibility through experimental and field studies

Project beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries are:

  • Building research and education communities
  • District system operators (DSOs), transmission system operators (TSOs) and aggregators
  • Architects and design companies, engineering offices and consultants
  • Building component, HVAC-system as well as controls developers and manufacturers
  • Policy and decision makers as well as their advisors involved in shaping future energy systems

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