Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings (DR-BOB) is a Horizon 2020 project, co-funded by the European Union, which aims to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of demand response in blocks of buildings.
Blocks of buildings offer more flexibility in the timing of energy use, local energy generation and energy storage than single buildings. But a lack of suitable products and technologies make this problematic.
Demand response programmes which encourage consumers to reduce their total energy use and/or change the time when they use electricity, can contribute to keeping the energy bills low, avoiding peak electricity demand and increasing the integration of renewables into existing energy networks. By reducing peak electricity demand, we reduce the investments required in electricity production and electricity networks. These savings can then be passed onto consumers in the form of lower energy bills.
The DR-BOB project will pilot the tools and techniques required for demand response in blocks of buildings with differing patterns of ownership, use and occupation in four pilot locations.
For more information watch also the DR-BOB video at: https://vimeo.com/172124122.