One of the projects we are currently active in is the consortia TwinERGY. By putting citizens at the heart of the Energy Market, we want to raise awareness about Sustainable Energy Behaviours and Consumption Patterns with an unprecedented Digital Twin model. TwinERGY is recreating a first of its kind Demand Response Framework, a technological system that incorporates digital intelligence so that local energy communities can track their energy use and assume a more active role in the marketThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nª 957736.
A first-of-a-kind Digital Twin
TwinERGY will introduce a first-of-a-kind Digital Twin framework that will incorporate the required intelligence for optimizing demand response at the local level without compromising the well-being of consumers and their daily schedules and operations. TwinERGY will develop, configure and integrate an innovative suite of tools, services and applications for consumers, enabling increase of awareness and knowledge about consumption patterns, energy behaviours, generation/ demand forecasts and increase of local intelligence via properly established Digital Twin-based Consumer-Centric Energy Management and Control Decision Support mechanisms that locally optimize demand response. Interested to find out more, feel free to visit the website:https://www.twinergy.eu/twinergy-system
Four demo sites in four European regions
Citizens from Athens (Greece), Bristol (United Kingdom), Steinheim (Germany) and Sardinia (Italy) are going to work closely to change the way communities buy, experience and use energy. By using participatory and co-design methods, they will lead the energy of the future.
Could citizens start playing a more active role in the energy market if they were aware of the technical possibilities offered by the Digital Twin? The Bristol Pilot explores the role of the local authorities in the energy service and how to improve sustainable attitudes of energy use within communities. Moreover, the demo-site in Germany, situated in the village of Hagedorn, promotes the use of renewable energy to increase self-produced solar power and an active participation of neighbours in energy measures.
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TwinERGY clearly shows a diverse spectrum of Societal Challenges it addresses. As you can see these are all the SC’s TwinERGY is adressing: SC4 (Demography), SC3 (Climate & Sustainability) & SC7 (Inclusion (Social, Digital & Financial)). SDG’s: SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy), SDG8 (Decent Work & Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure), SDG11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities), SDG12 (Responsible Consumption & Production) & SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).