Subtask A: Definitions and Context

  

Subtask leaders:

  • Roberto Lollini, EURAC, Italy
  • Armin Knotzer, AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Co-subtask leader:

  • Daniel Aeleni, Universidade Nove de Lisboa, Portugal

As energy flexibility in buildings for grid stabilization is a new research area, the subtask will develop a terminology and definition of the term 'energy flexibility in buildings' that can be understood not only within the building sector, but also at the grid managing level. Furthermore, a methodology for the characterization of energy flexibility in buildings will be developed in order to make the potential flexibility operational for both the building and grid side, especially for the aggregators, who will aggregate the flexibility of many buildings and offer this on a flexibility market.  

However, as buildings are occupied it is also important to understand how the behavior and acceptance of the users of the buildings will influence the actual obtainable energy flexibility in buildings.

The subtask is divided into the following research activities:

  • Activity A.1. Common terminology and definition of Energy Flexibility in buildings
    • Action A.1.1 Literature review on existing terminologies and definitions
    • Action A.2.1 Development of a common Annex 67 terminology and definition of Energy Flexibility in buildings
  • Activity A.2. Methodology for characterization of Energy Flexibility in buildings
    • Action A.2.1 Development of energy flexibility indicators for single building
    • Action A.2.2 Development of energy flexibility indicators for clusters of buildings at an aggregated level
    • Action A.2.3 Development of a methodology for characterization of Energy Flexibility in buildings
    • Action A.2.4 Recommendation on labelling of Energy Flexibility in buildings

  • Activity A.3. User needs, motivation and barriers for application of Energy Flexibility in Buildings
    • Action A.3.1 Literature review on user needs, motivation and barriers

  • Activity A.4. Market analysis
    • Action A.4.1 Aggregation potential related to business models

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