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Newsletter 4

  • Posted by: Dawn Lonergan
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Empowering energy prosumers through
intelligent demand response

Welcome to the fourth issue of the DELTA newsletter.

We hope you are staying safe and healthy throughout these unprecedented and challenging times caused by COVID-19.

We are now on month twenty-four of the three-year project. We are delighted to share some updates on our progress and recent highlights.

In this issue, we will be highlighting our:

  • Demo video
  • Involvement in recent events  
  • Recent publications 
  • Relevant events in 2020.  

Don’t forget to 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.

Check out our latest animated video that explains the DELTA concept and tools!

Recent DELTA publication
Towards Blockchain and Semantic Web
Authors: Juan Caño-Benito, Andrea Cimmino, and Raúl García-Castro
Publication: Springer Nature Switzerland, AG 2019. W. Abramowicz and R. Corchuelo (Eds.): Business Information Systems Workshops: BIS 2019 International Workshops Seville, Spain, June 26-28, 2019, Revised Papers
View/Download Paper

All DELTA publications can be accessed through our website here:

Events since the last DELTA newsletter:


The DELTA consortium met with the European Commission Project Officer to review project achievements and next steps at the Joint Research Centre in Brussels on Thursday 30th January 2020.

The agenda was full and included a management presentation, overviews of each work package, presentations of the main achievements and next steps within each task, and informative demonstrations of the developed tools.


DELTA partner George Spathoulas from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) represented DELTA at the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience group (CISaR) Workshop on the 30th and 31st of January 2020 in Gjøvik, Norway.

Read more here:


DELTA partner FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus (UCY) hosted a Demand Response (DR) training course for 20 end-users and building/facility managers at UCY on 8th February 2020.

The objective of the course was to address the role of DR in the evolving electricity market and how two EU funded projects, DELTA and DRIMPAC, aim to provide innovative end-user-oriented DR solutions.

Read more here:

Training session participants

Venizelos Venizelou (FOSS, UCY)

Alexis Frangoullides (FOSS, UCY)

Stay tuned for more DELTA deliverables on the project website!

No less than 10 deliverables from 7 different work packages are finalised at the end of April 2020.

The topics covered in the reports include the Overall Framework Architecture, the DELTA Information Model V2, Energy Market Analysis and Regulatory Guidelines specification v2, the DELTA Log-oriented Framework Driven by Blockchain, DELTA Lab Testing, Evaluation and Test Suite Specification, the DELTA Integrated Prototype Framework v1, Pilot Premises Energy Context Analysis and End-users Engagement/Training v2, DELTA Exploitation Plan v1, Report on Dissemination & Communication Activities v2 and the Annual Progress Report v2.

The public deliverables will be accessible here soon:

A selection of key events taking place in the rest of 2020:

SpliTech 2020 
23-26 September
Bol, Croatia

SEST 2020
7-9 September
Istanbul, Turkey

9 September
Amsterdam, Netherlands

22-23 September
Berlin, Germany

Sustainable Places 2020
28-30 October 
Aix-les-Bains, France

ICT 2020 
1-3 December
Cologne, Germany

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 grid. 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.

Author: Dawn Lonergan
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