Motivation & Impact
The diffusion of renewable, distributed and fluctuating energy sources is causing imbalances and stress on the electrical distribution grid. TSO and BRP are struggling to find alternative ways to ensure grid optimal operation other than relying on inefficient and costly backup power plants. DR BOB is developing and demonstrating a set of unique tools capable of: supporting aggregators interacting with building owners; identifying the appropriate strategy to operate multiple assets; engage building users and occupants. These tools will facilitate Demand Response services therefore enlarging the building pool that aggregators could rely on to offer flexibility to TSOs.
Role of R2M
R2M is responsible for Market analysis, Business models and commercialization support for the solutions being developed. Addittionally, R2M serves at the responsible partner for the Italian pilot, namely the hospital Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.