Demand-side load management is a cornerstone of sustainable energy systems,
which feature a higher of intermittent generation, depending on the
availability of renewable energy or demand for heat from CHP processes. Such
systems require smart energy loads which can coordinate their operation with
current levels of energy supply.
Domestic appliances can offer a range of options for load-shifting, including
delaying the start of washing or dishwashing cycles, intermediate interruptions
of operation of appliances, or the use of refrigerators and freezers for
temporarily storing energy.
The main objective of the Smart-A project is to identify and
evaluate the potential synergies that arise from coordinating energy demand of
domestic appliances with local sustainable energy generation but also with the
requirements of regional load management in electricity networks.
The Smart-A project activities are broken-down into several thematic groups.
You can learn more about each by clicking on them:
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