Motivation & Impact
The paradigm shift proposed by HESTIA will enable residential DR services through: (i) exploitation of energy demand flexibility by engaging the end consumers in demand-side management (DSM) activities, and (ii) valorisation of energy efficiency in multi-carrier energy dispatching and optimal operation of building systems, as part of a hybrid form of demand response which combines both explicit and implicit DR mechanisms. As a driving force, HESTIA will leverage the consumer engagement as part of cooperative DR strategy at the community level, i.e. clusters of individual consumers and prosumers, by joining the Citizen Energy Community (CEC) and Renewable Energy Community (REC) concepts together. To motivate the consumers to actively participate (e.g. by manually influencing the energy demand curve), HESTIA will leverage the financial (ensuring the cost savings), environmental (improving the environmental impact) and social drivers (related to making participation meaningful, e.g. through social race and community sentiment), but, at the same time, cross-fertilize them to maximize the impact. The key strategy to ensure solutions will work well in an everyday context of consumers, as that HESTIA will involve the users (residents) in the designing of the solutions through participatory co-design processes. Altogether, HESTIA will create community engagement methodology and organisational tools with a high acceptance, that can be replicated and provide the corresponding tailored toolsets for a broader rollout.
Role of R2M