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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Why we need Sim4Blocks

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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?

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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

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Working along side our sister project