DRIMPAC “Unified DR interoperability framework enabling market participation of active energy consumers” is a project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Energy Efficiency Innovation Action. The project, started in September 2018, has a total duration of 48 months.
The main outcome of DRIMPAC is to develop a comprehensive solution to empower consumers to become active participants in the energy market. DRIMPAC aims to bridge the gap of communication between grid/market and buildings by providing a unique and universal technological framework that facilitates the end-to-end communication of the necessary information for the discovery and delivery of demand flexibility.
Obj. 1: To transform buildings into active participants of the European energy market through the use of intelligent, interoperable and demand-response-enabled building management systems.
Obj. 2: To improve building energy efficiency and reduce energy costs via intelligent DR-enabled building management systems, while preserving comfortable and healthy indoor environments
Obj. 3: To propose, demonstrate and validate innovative and viable business models and offerings for next-generation energy retailers who understand the need to move into digital energy services and improve customer engagement, loyalty and mindshare
Obj. 4: To unleash the building demand response potential in the EU by contributing to the necessary adaptation of the policy and standardization landscape
Obj. 5: To actively promote the DRIMPAC solution as the key technological and business enabler for the participation of buildings in the energy market
Support multiple building topologies covering over 90% of building stock and 40% of final energy use in Europe
Support various energy mixes (electricity, gas, district heating) for a holistic optimization framework[
Leverage local generation and storage infrastructure (self-consumption, load shifting, thermal inertia)
Provide a cost-efficient solution using off-the-self components for networking and sensorial infrastructure
Offer user friendly UIs taking into account the profiles of the end-users and their (lack of) technical expertise
Address the interoperability gaps and standards fragmentation by developing an end-to-end solution covering the major standards (OpenADR, OneM2M, IEC 61850…)
DRIMPAC description on CERTH website (Greek)
DRIMPAC description on SWT website (German)
DRIMPAC description on E7 website (German)
DRIMPAC description on HYPERTECH website (English)
DRIMPAC description on MIWenergia website (English)
DRIMPAC description on MIWenergia website (Spanish)