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Report RSE 18000636

Functions and technologies for energy optimization of users and districts: validation and analysis of results



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V. Angelucci (RSE SpA), R. Urban (RSE SpA), P. Gramatica (RSE SpA), D. Moneta (RSE SpA)

GESTDOMANDA 2017 - Demand Side Management


Italy is involved in one of most significant challenges for the future: achieving a more competitive andsustainable energy. At this purpose the Italy Government has promoted a National Energy Strategynamed SEN2017 that sets out clearly the main goals to be pursued in the coming years, and it alsodescribes the basic decisions to be taken and establishes the priorities of action. In order to achieve theaims described in the SEN2017, the use of storages and Demand Response actions in order to promotethe self-consumption and enabling the user flexibility. Particularly relevant in the proposed districtarchitecture is the role of the flexibility offered by residential customers.

The use of storages in theMedium and Low Voltage network gives the possibility to optimize energy usage at local (district) level,presenting to the larger grids (Transmission network) a demand and/or offer profile able to provide anancillary service to the grid. The local (district) energy management is the ideal architecture forintroducing new business models, including one where energy can be sold and bought using methodsvery similar to those used in the stock market trading. All this requires changes at both architectural andregulatory levels, but these issues are worth investigating because they are in line with the currenttrends, which identify the district as the key element of future energy networks. The aims of thisactivities are to develop technologies that will enable energy optimization of residential buildings, bothperforming an optimal control of internal sub-systems and also providing advanced mechanisms foreffective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, electricitydistributors, and enabling energy exchange capabilities at a district level. This deliverable is composedby the following sections:

Section 2: it provides results of the possible impacts on the LV distribution network of the diffusion ofelectrotechnologies in the residential sector.

Section 3: it describes modules developed for the optimization of residential energy consumption withinthe home network.

Section 4: it shows the Italian regulatory aspects and future scenario enabling the implementation ofenergy optimization strategies at district level.

Section  5: in this section the HW/SW update in the Lab (“domotic house”) has been described.

Section 6: it provides results of preliminary test in simulated and real field performed to validate thelocal energy optimization strategies.

Section 7: it shows the conclusion of triennium activities and future developments.

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