Enabling demand response through easy-to-use open-source approach - EasyDR

Background and aims

Decarbonizing energy system is the main avenue to mitigate climate change. This project attempts to enable large scale flexibility of electricity consumption at the residential scale, which in turn will allow more variable power generation, such as wind power and photovoltaics, to be cost effectively integrated in the energy system.

The project will use existing low-cost components combined with opensource software, since cost has so far been a major barrier for successful residential demand response. We are also taking behavioral barriers into account and designing the system from the user perspective advised by lessons from research and experiments.

The control system will use state-of-the-art stochastic energy weather forecasts, energy system optimization and control systems under the hood. While the system is tested in the Finnish context, it will be generic and allows customization for other regions and purposes.


Additional information

  • Consortium project leader, Anders Lindfors, Research Professor, firstname.surname@fmi.fi, p. +358 295 392 112
  • SYKE project leader Enni Ruokamo, Senior Research Scientist, firstname.surname@syke.fi, p. +358 295 252 092
  • VTT project leader Juha Kiviluoma, Principal Scientist, firstname.surname@vtt.fi, p. +358504116542
  • Aalto University project leader Fabricio Oliveira, Associate Professor, firstname.surname@aalto.fi, p. +358404890080
Published 2022-05-03 at 14:43, updated 2022-05-03 at 14:42