Next-generation cross-sector Demand-Side Flexibility Management
The RESONANCE project aims at making it as easy as possible to tailor Customer Energy Manager (CEM) solutions for consumer and prosumer customers in different sectors.
The CEM represents a fundamental change to the role of consumers and prosumers from passive recipients to active participants in the cross-sector energy ecosystem. In this regard, the CEM concept has the potential to revolutionise demand-side flexibility management and enable new consumer-oriented services.
CEMs are envisioned to 1) provide a more deterministic demand response which is needed for predictability and 2) optimise consumer benefits with respect to multiple incentives and goals. To achieve this, there is a need for accurate models of the smart appliances and model predictive control techniques to automate the decision-making within the customer premises.