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  • 1. FP7-288429-Cassandra CassandraA multivariate platform for assessing the impact of strategic decisions in electrical power systemsProject CoordinatorCenter for Research and Technology –Hellas / Informatics and Telematics Institute
  • 2. Power System Status – the near future• Decentralized, small-scale production sites• Renewable energy• Market liberation• Smart grid• More players involved Big market potential unexploited!  Lack of tools for modeling the new Power System status  Inability to aggregate the market power of small-scale consumers  Necessity for dynamic models for assessing the impact of actions and policies to be applied
  • 3. Filling in the gap…Cassandra! A software platform for modeling the energy market from an end user perspective• Main Cassandra objectives:  Theoretical and software modeling of stakeholders in terms of energy profiles and consumption patterns, as well as their interactions  Increase the market power of low level consumers through Consumer coalitions (Consumer Social Networks - CSNs)  A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) methodology, in order to assess energy performance and CO2 emissions reduction  A modular, expandable Software platform to model and benchmark scenarios and act as a Decision support tool.
  • 4. Cassandra vision/actors…
  • 5. Cassandra at a glance• Duration: 30 months• Partners: 9 (1 Res. Center, 4 Universities, 4 SMEs)• Person-months: 340• Workpackages: 8• Deliverables: 49• Requested EC contribution: 2,834M€
  • 6. Cassandra Partners1. CERTH Center for Research and Technology – GreeceCo Hellas2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece3. VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank Finland4. Politecnico di Milano Italy5. Coventry University Enterprise UK6. Luleå University of Technology Sweden7. Cleopa GmbH Germany8. Erasmus University Netherlands9. Draxis Greece
  • 7. The Partner Puzzle VaasaETT Draxis Dissemination Cleopa Exploitation VaasaETT VaasaETT VaasaETT Multi Consumer Lighting3 Pilots residential Network products building PoliMi Lulea CUE Cleopa CERTH Draxis Erasmus Software Development CERTH Modeling AUTH Draxis Requirements PoliMi
  • 8. Cassandra methodology• Five SE Phases• Two-round iterative software development• Two Software prototypes (early-final)• Three Pilot Cases
  • 9. Pilot Case 1: Multi residential building• Scope: To evaluate the Plants model User profilesperformance of the Cassandra Building model Weather conditionsplatform in a small scaleconsumer network• Main objectives: To test and validate – Basic and Aggregate Consumer Modeling – Load Modeling – Heating/Cooling combined with building envelope• Secondary objectives: To test and validate – Consumer Network Modeling – Behavioral aspects
  • 10. Pilot Case 1: Multi residential building• Site: Residential building Plants model User profiles in Northern Italy Building Weather model• Specific Info: conditions – Approximately 30 apartments – Shops – Monitoring and automated control equipment partially exist• Methodology: – Monitoring of the electrical and thermal consumption – Modeling and Simulation – Demand response and energy efficiency modeling and implementation
  • 11. Pilot Case 2: Consumer Network• Scope: To evaluate the performance of the Cassandra platform in a medium scale consumer network• Main objectives: To test and validate – Basic and Aggregate Consumer Modeling – Consumer Network Modeling – Behavioral Aspects• Secondary objectives: To test and validate – Load Modeling – Heating/Cooling combined with building envelope
  • 12. Pilot Case 2: Consumer Network• Site: Living Lab in Sweden• Specific Info: – More than 50 households – SABER: a complete solution for the full monitoring of energy consumption• Methodology: – Monitoring of the total energy consumption – Modeling and Simulation – Research, modeling and implementation of behavioral stimuli within the Consumer Network
  • 13. Pilot Case 3: Benchmarking lighting products• Scope: To evaluate the performance of the Cassandra platform as a market enabling tool for a company• Main objectives: To test and validate – Load Modeling – Strategic Planning capabilities• Secondary objectives: To test and validate – Basic and Aggregate Consumer Modeling
  • 14. Pilot Case 3: Benchmarking lighting products• Site: UK, Germany, sites of Pilot Cases 1 and 2• Methodology: – 2-3 lighting products will be developed for deployment at different application levels – Factors affecting energy consumption for lighting will be researched in the sites of Pilot Cases 1 and 2 – Modeling and Simulation
  • 15. Assessable Outcome• Cassandra is essentially a: Modeling Software Platform• To provide:  Modeling of electrical installations (small or large scale, individual or combinations of arbitrary number of installations)  Knowledge regarding consumption patterns and demand-response incentives  Decision support (analysis of what-if scenarios)  Open platform for energy companies/communities (Global energy think Tank, PowerTAC)  Empowerment of the end consumer  Environment for studying change and sustainability
  • 16. Assessable Outcome• We expect to: – Model accurately individual installations – Model accurately the aggregated demand served by a utility – Offer the capability to understand macroscopically the behavior and response of its customers – Offer a tool that will either produce realistic results with little effort, or dynamically produce real results with considerable initial effort.
  • 17. Assessable Outcome• We do not expect to: – Model accurately all individual customers of a power utility – Forecast the real response of individual customers