The aim of RESONANCE is to make it cost-efficient to harness flexibility from distributed and small-scale assets such as homes, buildings and charging stations for electric vehicles. This is achieved by developing an innovative software framework that provides means for rapid development and plug-and-play deployment of standard-compliant Customer Energy Manager (CEM), Resource Manager (RM) and their aggregation solutions.

Three Software Catalogues

The Customer Energy Manager, specified in the EN 50491-12 standard family, is a software agent that automates demand-side flexibility management by interacting with a building’s smart appliances, represented by the Resource Manager Catalogue, as well as aggregators and the energy markets, represented by the Aggregation & Market Integration Catalogue.

The RESONANCE Framework will facilitate a wide-spread adoption of CEMs by significantly reducing the development efforts and costs. This is achieved with 1) a standard-compliant and modular system architecture, and 2) an innovative modeling pipeline that combines automated machine learning (AutoML) with physics-based modeling to provide accurate and robust models of smart appliances with minimum effort.

Tools for Configuration & Deployment

The three software catalogues will be accompanied with tools that provide mechanisms for configuring RM, CEM, and aggregation solutions in a plug-and-play manner.


Tools for Trust, Security and Privacy management

The catalogues will be extended with additional trust, security and privacy management tools which enable 1) identity management based on Self Sovereign Identity principles, 2) enrolment of users in future ecosystem services and 3) management of authorisations for accessing resources.

Data & Service Marketplaces

Data and Service Marketplaces are a core part of the RESONANCE Framework.

The marketplaces make the service catalogues and associated data easily available to system integrators and service providers for developing and deploying demand-side flexibility management solutions for customers in different sectors and market settings.

They also facilitate co-creation of  solutions within a cross-sector energy ecosystem that is formed by a variety of stakeholders engaged with energy consumers and energy sector integration.

Piloting and replication

Two phases of development

Prototypes of the RMs, CEMs, and associated aggregation services are developed in two phases: In the first phase, the services to be populated in the three catalogues are developed and tested at pilot sites in six European countries. In the second phase, the populated services are then replicated at other pilot sites with different stakeholders and constraints.

Replication at a larger scale

Based on the results, RESONANCE will create a best practice reference book and roadmaps for market replication. To support further uptake, the project will also demonstrate financial viability for a cross-sector energy system with special emphasis on reducing entry barriers for customers participating in flexibility schemes and on demonstrating the opportunities for new services.

A strong, multi-disciplinary partnership

RESONANCE brings together 19 European organisations from research, industry and the public domain with seven European countries represented: Finland, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Slovenia, France and Denmark.