Virtual Community Centralized Aggregation
and energy management services
The pilot demonstrates the Virtual Energy Communities for implicit DR programs applied together with energy management services. The implementation of the Greek pilot will take place across a wide range of residential buildings in three Greek regions (Thessaloniki, Volos, Halkidiki) with diverse meteorological characteristics and energy profiles. All buildings provided from WVT are equipped with advanced IoT sensors, home automation and monitoring equipment “smartwatt” as well as with energy metering infrastructures. In addition the households of DOMX customers are equipped with the company’s heating controller, the home-IoT gateway and activity sensors.
The pilot’s objective is to showcase how IoT-assisted energy and comfort management services can be combined with cross-energy services for decentralized communities of consumers, promoting their participation in DR schemes, while offering reduced consumption patterns for the end users and improved flexibility models for the suppliers.