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).

Objectives

Increase the flexibility of buildings with storage units, IoT and PV control, as well as m-CHP plants (demand response technologies).

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Test smart grid automation and control systems

to unlock the available flexibility provided and increase the resilience of electricity distribution grid (DSO/TSO services).

Use demand response services

to manage energy flexibility

Provide flexibility services to the grid