Project: Smart decision support system for urban energy and transportation

This proposal aims at the development, application and dissemination of an integrated decision support system for energy use of buildings and transport, ensuring maximum efficiency with respect to supply and distributed energy generation. The specific goal is to develop a smart energy control concept of household/vehicle energy use through the implementation of advanced ICT technology. Using multi-agent simulation, household preferences, energy use and responses to policies/services will be incorporated into an integrated activity-travel demand model to predict the energy demand at a high level of temporal and spatial resolution. This system will be complemented with a model of distributed energy generation, which represents the possible interactions among local energy suppliers, grid operators and customers. The system design and implementation will be accomplished through co-creation in several demo cities. Experiences will provide the basis to evaluate whether such innovative high-resolution demand predictions provide improved insights into demand flexibility that can be used to balance services in the power grid. This is particularly important in the view of increased penetration of variable renewable generation, electrical mobility and distributed energy generation schemes in cities.

Acronym DESENT (Reference Number: 5637396)
Project Topic Topic 1. Smart integrated urban energy and transport systems
Network ENSCC
Call ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) - Joint Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
5637396 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) - Department of the Built Environment Coordinator Netherlands
5638452 4ward Energy Research GmbH Partner Austria
5638474 Weizer Energie- Innovations- Zentrum GmbH Partner Austria
5638602 Reiterer & Scherling GmbH Partner Austria
5641074 Stadtgemeinde Weiz Partner Austria
5643941 City of Helmond Partner Netherlands
5645020 SINTEF Energy Research Partner Norway