SENDER (2020-2024)

Consumers
at the core

Scientific Coordinator:

Dr. Christian Kunze,
Senior Researcher at Smart Innovation Norway

Project partners:

  1. Smart Innovation Norway (project coordinator), NO
  2. Anonymous Industrial Trading Company of Information and New Technology, EL
  3. Centre for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, IT
  4. Trialog, FR
  5. NXTech, NO
  6. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
  7. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, AU
  8. Euroquality, FR
  9. Ecoserveis, ES
  10. Distribution of Electrical Energy of Alginet, ES
  11. Weizer Energy and Innovation Centre, AU
  12. Technical Research Centre of Finland, FI
  13. Paragon, EL
  14. Austrian Institute of Technologies, AU
  15. QUE technologies, EL
In the context of continuously increasing, highly distributed renewable generation, grid operators require more flexibility from the grid to balance the increase of intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (RES) production.

SENDER puts consumers at the core of the energy system and thus at the centre of developing Demand Response (DR) services. They will allow for the utilization of flexibility in the distribution grid which will serve to improve frequency stability and congestion management.

The project’s overall aim is to develop and test the next generation of energy service applications for demand-response, but also home-automation and -convenience. This includes engaging consumer/prosumers directly in a co-creation process with other actors from the energy domain. “Ideal” solutions for various end-user target groups will be delivered based on the application of societal and psychological segmentation criteria.

SENDER builds upon the results of several completed H2020 projects and creates a strong connection with ongoing ones. Moreover, SENDER aims for a very high degree of replicability by developing digital twin technologies of consumers based on the insights and experiences from three pilot implementations that are planned in Austrian, Finland and Spain.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.