Welcome to Sim4Blocks

Sim4Blocks is a four-year, EC-funded project that focuses on the development of innovative demand response (DR) services for residential and commercial applications. The project combines decentralised energy management technology at the blocks-of-buildings-scale to enable DR.

The DR systems and services will be tested in three pilot sites in Germany, Spain and Switzerland, and tested together with interfaces for intuitive user interaction. Successful models will be transferred to the customers of project partners in further European countries (Belgium, France, UK).

The pilot sites are blocks of highly energy-efficient buildings with diverse energy systems and, most importantly, the infrastructure necessary for testing DR strategies.

Read more about the problem the project is addressing, the context in which it is meeting this pressing challenge and the approach it is taking to provide one of the solutions. Click here

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Latest News

Sim4Blocks webinar – Testing innovative demand response systems

Sim4Blocks Webinar

Testing innovative demand response systems
An introduction and discussion of energy flexibility initiatives at the
blocks-of-buildings-scale developed by the Sim4Blocks […]

Flexible renewable power: Spain to triple solar thermal capacity by 2030

Sunny Southern Europe will become increasingly connected to its Central and Northern European neighbours with the ongoing development of cross border […]

Centrica eyes gigawatts of household solar and storage

Centrica hopes to tap domestic flexibility by targeting households with solar power, selling them battery storage and heat pumps […]

Why we need Sim4Blocks

scientific innovation

The unpredictable nature of energy produced from solar and wind energy sources means that the electricity ecosystem needs to become more flexible. DR offers this flexibility.

Our main objectives

Sim4Blocks has ambitious objectives

Sim4Blocks has ambitious objectives that will enable Demand Response by specifying the technical characteristics needed, optimising tariffs and RES supply fluctuations and implementing business models.

What is Demand Response?

Sim BLOCKS

Demand response (DR) is when consumers adjust their use of electricity to match what is available at the time. We call this using power when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining.

Working in Partnership

Working along side our sister project