Holistic dEmand response Services for European residenTIAl communities

In many EU countries, the concept of Demand Response (DR) is still mostly reserved for large individual facilities in the commercial and industrial sectors, while clearly leaving behind the considerable demand flexibility potential and millions of distributed energy assets existing in the residential sector. On top of this, recent studies have shown that the consumer engagement potential for DR in the residential sector is far from tapped. However, while proven to be effective to a certain extent, the existing ICT solutions still face significant adoption barriers due to technology acceptance, use and effectiveness. HESTIA aims to provide a cost-effective solution for the next-generation demand response services which will leverage the consumer engagement, energy and non-energy services, while dealing with both energy supply and demand side in a holistic manner.