Use Case description
The Pilot will be run at a site in the city of Ploiesti, where a true smart grid exists on three buildings with residential apartments in Ploiesti, Romania. Each building is a ten-storey block with four apartments per floor and commercial areas on the ground floor. The pilot involves both normal customer appliances (LED lighting, air conditioning systems, etc), as well as large scale appliances like an elevator. In the same buildings, the implementation will cover small commercial consumers (local shops) and a large consumer (a company named TELCO). The purpose is to ensure a true DR smart grid, where building energy management and controls systems (EMCSs) can function based on critical peak pricing (CPP) or other Demand Response (DR) programs that could be implemented, on an otherwise inexistent centralized infrastructure. The core integration platform will handle several DR profiles, which could then be tested. Such an implementation could then serve as a main starting point for latter more complex DR profiles, like autoresponse DR and bring elements of automated decision-making, based on various profiles or criteria. The implemented core management platform will serve both as energy information system (EIS), but also as an energy command-control and decision system (ECCDIS). Grid devices to be tested include complex communication protocols defined by CEN-CENELEC-ETSI standards, while special attention will be given to demonstrating security aspects when communicating with devices and the core integration platform capacity to maintain field-level security. The main innovation features to be implemented are the ECCDIS core integration platform, real implementation of automated-DR algorithms based on consumer profiling and data gathering and demonstrating that improvements could be observed.