At the Department of Knowledge Technologies and the Department of Intelligent Systems, we have kick-started the new year with work on the SEEDS project — Cost-effective and replicable RES-integrated electrified heating and cooling systems for improved energy efficiency and demand response. The project’s main objectives are:
- developing and testing decarbonization solutions,
- supervising real-life demonstrations of building renovation and smartification, and
- deploying energy flexibility services.
The project is funded within the EU Horizon Europe programme and brings together 26 partners from 8 different countries.
At JSI, our focus within SEEDS is on creating a methodology for offering energy flexibility services to various market players. These services play a crucial role in enhancing grid stability but come with challenges such as dynamic resource allocation, aggregation, adherence to controllers, and collaboration among numerous stakeholders including electricity markets, aggregators, distribution and transmission system operators, and consumers. To address these complexities, we will employ advanced techniques like machine learning for predicting the state of flexibility resources and multi-criteria decision modeling to identify and aggregate their essential properties based on stakeholders’ expertise. These aggregated criteria will be utilized in effective optimization algorithms that prepare flexible resources for market offering, ensuring a transparent and efficient energy trading process. The solution will undergo testing at the Slovenian pilot site alongside Petrol d.d. and Elektro Celje d.d., paving the way for large-scale implementation of these services.