Newsletter 3

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Empowering energy prosumers through
intelligent demand response

Dear reader,

Welcome to the third issue of the DELTA newsletter.

We are now more than halfway through the project and delighted to share some updates on our progress and recent highlights. In this issue, we showcase our latest videos featuring DELTA partners describing key elements of the project. We also present our involvement in recent events and publications and list relevant events in 2020.

The DELTA newsletter delivers regular updates on project progress, important milestones and key events straight to your inbox. Remember to check out our website, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

DELTA is a three-year project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Happy Christmas!

The DELTA team

Meet the people behind the scenes. Check out our latest YouTube videos where some of the DELTA partners explain what the project is all about and describe their role in it.

Meet DELTA partner Alba Fernández Izquierdo, PhD student at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
Meet DELTA partner Andrea Cimmino Arriaga, Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Meet DELTA partner Georgios Spathoulas, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Meet DELTA partner Venizelos Venizelou, Special Scientist at the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus.

Recent DELTA publication
Title: EMD and Gradient Boosting Regression for NILM at Residential Houses
Authors: Christos Timplalexis, Stelios Krinidis, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
Conference: Bosch AI CON 2019, Renningen, Germany, 29 October 2019
View/Download PaperEMD_and_Gradient_Boosting_Regression_for_NILM_at_Residential_Houses_CERTH
View/Download PosterAI_CON_poster_presentation_CERTH

All DELTA publications can be accessed through our website here:

DELTA at AI CON 2019

The AI CON 2019 conference was held at the Bosch Research Campus in Renningen, Germany on 29th October 2019. DELTA was represented by Dr Stelios Krinidis from CERTH at this key AI conference that brought together 300 AI experts from industry and academia. The conference was organised jointly by the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) and the Cyber Valley research alliance.

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DELTA in energy management ontology working group

DELTA is part of a new Working Group CLC/TC 205/WG 19 on Energy Management Ontology created by CEN and CENELEC. Ontologies are key to bridge semantic domains, and they are crucial to reach interoperability. Thus, considering the increasing importance of interoperability, the group aims to develop a common ontology reusing existing data models (CEN, CENELEC, ISO, IEC and ETSI).

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Demand Response Workshop at UCY

DELTA partner University of Cyprus organised a Demand Response workshop on 22 November 2019.  The workshop entitled Emerging Energy Systems and the role of Demand Response was hosted by FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus.

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DELTA partner e7, supported by other members of the team, have developed a set of DELTA Business Models that are now openly accessible in DELTA Deliverable 2.3. The report aims to provide a detailed analysis of demand response (DR) business models allowing small and medium-sized customers (consumers, producers and prosumers) to participate in the energy market and in the provision of innovative DR services.

A selection of key events taking place in the first half of 2020:

Smart Grid Forums: Common Information Model 2020
21-23 January 2020
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

World Sustainable Energy Days
4-6 March 2020
Wels, Austria

Eurelectric Power Summit 2020
25-26 May 2020
Dublin, Ireland

Flexibility and Distribution Systems Cired 2020
4-5 June 2020
Berlin, Germany

Sustainable Places 2020
3-5 June 2020
Aix-les-Bains, France

Representing leading research institutions and successful SMEs, the DELTA project partners hail from Greece, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Spain and Norway. Find out some more about their expertise below.

Based in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest Greek research centers with expertise in energy, environment, information and communication and transportation and sustainable mobility. More than 700 people work at CERTH and the center has participated in over 1,200 competitive research projects.
Based the Austrian capital of Vienna, e7 is a research and consulting organization with expertise in energy economics and energy efficient construction, renovation and services. The company has over 10 years of experience in implementing large-scale projects and programs at both national and international level.
The Energy Authority of Cyprus (EAC) is the incumbent Cypriot power utility and currently the only power supplier in Cyprus. Based in Nicosia the EAC employs over 2,000 people, with roughly 200 being expert scientists and engineers focusing on the operation, maintenance and development of the power system.
The second of our Nicosia based partners, Hypertech Innovations (HIT) is a software firm providing expert services in big data, business intelligence and business process modelling. They offer their services to consumer and business solutions, public agencies and utilities and energy service solutions.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) carries out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. In particular Directorate C for energy, transport and climate provides support to community policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use.
KiWi Power, based in London, offers demand response services to the United Kingdom’s national gird. KiWi signs up end-users, conducts site energy audits, installs real-time metering and manages all dispatch of end-user sites to provide reserve to the system operator.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s largest university. NTNU provides DELTA with expertise in critical infrastructure security, software development, crypto mechanisms and blockchain technology through the Department of Information, Security and Communication Technology.
The University of Cyprus (UCY) provides expertise to DELTA through its FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy. The center has a huge amount of experience in areas including smart electricity networks, energy efficient buildings and enabling technologies. Members of FOSS represent Cyprus in European energy committees including the energy committee for Horizon 2020.
Spain’s largest technological university, the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) is home to more than 2,400 researchers across 216 research groups. The Ontology Engineering Group will work on the DELTA project and draw from its recognized expertise in ontological engineering, data integration, linked open data and semantic web.
Carr Communications is one of Ireland’s leading providers of dissemination, communication, exploitation, training and consultancy. With over 30 employees, Carr Communications has more than 40 years’ experience in providing public relations and dissemination services, management, business, careers, human resources and media training.





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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773960.


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