To fully realize the European Demand Response potential, buildings must enter Demand Response schemes and expose all available flexibilities, including HVAC and thermal inertia, to the aggregator. However, several existing limitations need to be overcome:

  • Interoperability and communication: A variety of communication technologies, protocols and data models are used in building automation and energy management systems and numerous smart grid standards exist.
  • Cost: It is often cheaper to install a new BMS than to spend time and money to adapt an existing BMS.
  • Functionality: Current BMSs do not support demand response applications out of the box. Moreover, market-ready interoperable solutions do not exist that considers DR potential of thermal inertia and comfort-related systems in buildings.

TABEDE Solution

TABEDE aims to allowing all buildings to integrate energy grid demand response schemes through a low cost extender for BMS systems or as standalone system, which is  independent of communication standards and integrate innovative flexibility algorithms. The name of this solution is the “BMS-E” which stands for “Building Management Systems-Extender” and details along with pictures of the hardware can be found at the “About” page.

TABEDE is interested in your demand response solutions, speak now!

Flexibility, DR and BMS (curated by the TABEDE H2020 Project)

Demand Response Solutions - Resultant from H2020

TABEDE Project milestones and related trends  

This project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 766733.

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