Future demand response services for blocks of buildings

Tracey Crosbie, Vladimir Vukovic, Michael Short, Nashwan Dawood, Richard Charlesworth, Paul Brodrick

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Research surrounding demand response (DR) is beginning to consider how blocks of buildings can operate collectively within energy networks. DR at the level of a block of buildings involves near real-time optimisation of energy demand, storage and supply (including self-production) using intelligent energy management systems with the objective of reducing the difference between peak-power demand and minimum night-time demand, thus reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions. To enable this it will be necessary to integrate and augment the telemetry and control technologies embedded in current building management systems and identify potential revenue sources: both of which vary according to local and national contexts. This paper discusses how DR in blocks of buildings might be achieved. The ideas proposed are based on a current EU funded collaborative research project called “Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings” (DR-BOB), and are envisaged to act as a starting-point for future research and innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Grid Inspired Future Technologies
ISBN (Electronic)9783319477299
ISBN (Print)9783319477282
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 May 201620 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


Conference1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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