Building complex

The University of Calabria (Italy) campus consists of a variety of buildings – laboratories, classrooms, administrative offices, library and student residences. These buildings represent both electricity and thermal passive users.

Technology status quo

The campus is mainly supplied by a secondary medium voltage substation with a ring distribution grid. Several renewable energy generation plants are in operation; some buildings and plants have been equipped with monitoring and control systems (SEB).

The campus can be seen as an aggregation of consumers, prosumers and producers.


Increase the energy flexibility of buildings' energy loads and their self-generation systems

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Increase grid reliability

The expected increase of energy flexibility allows deploying resilience services and increase the grid reliability, avoiding grid congestion and supporting DSO/TSO services

Use demand response services

Simulate and test the benefits of demand response services to manage the energy flexibility from the electric power system and market;

Test smart grid automation and control technologies to unlock the available flexibility and increase the resilience of the distribution grid

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Create a comprehensive communication platform

where different grid players and operators can deal with the available flexibility to increase the grid stability and security