REEFLEX solutions will be showcased and cross-tested in 4 key demonstrators across Europe, including Spain, Greece, Switzerland, and Bulgaria. Each of these demonstrations will incorporate different characteristics and scenarios to evaluate their impact across various sectors, such as residential buildings, mobility, commercial establishments, industrial sites, and data centres.
The demonstration in Spain is taking place mainly in Zaragoza and the surrounding area (Aragon region in the North-East of Spain) and a secondary demonstration will take place in Asturias , Northern Spain (Check Map). With a sizeable portion of its population concentrated in its capital city, Zaragoza, and a sizeable industrial and service sector, Aragon has a high energy consumption rate. The rest of Aragon is mostly rural with a relatively dispersed population and a lot of renewable energy plants. All energy users and prosumers should be brought into flexible markets to help with the integration of these renewable sources. On the other hand, the secondary demonstrator (cluster #3) represents other side of Spanish consumers: big industrial energy demanders. For this reason, the Spanish demonstration site includes all types of energy consumers and prosumers i.e., office (cluster #1 and cluster #2), industrial buildings (cluster #3) and residential (cluster #4).
The Greek demo-site is located in the city centre of Thessaloniki and is composed of a set of 50 residential buildings, 3 energy retail stores and one large commercial facility managed by WVT as utility company together with INNO as energy efficiency services provider. Therefore, the whole demonstration area will represent a common EU neighbourhood and will aim at obtaining real experiences on how EU citizens can participate in and facilitate the deployment of flexibility services supporting the grid operators.
The Swiss demo site is taking place in the urban Motta District in Massagno, a suburban local Energy Community (EC), with the addition of a district heating plant located in Capriasca. All the prosumers in the aforementioned urban district belong to the AEM distribution network (local DSO) and are served by a 630 kVA substation, which is located in the neighborhood. Additionally within the urban district, there is a PV plant with a total installed capacity of 59 kWp (55 MWh of annual production) on the roof of the elderly care home in order to serve the needs of the buildings (first to the elderly care home, then to the rest of the buildings) and then any additional electricity is injected by the grid. Last but not least, A V2G-ready EV charging column (DC, 10 kWe) together with a car-sharing vehicle (Honda e – 35.5 kWh of electric storage) is also part of the community and can be used both as flexibility and as a battery storage solution. The pilot site also leverages two 11 kWe public charging stations for EV that are available to the citizen, increasing the e-mobility aspect of the site.
Energy Consumption for ABILIX servers only – 35 MWh/y. Around 10 GWh/y for the whole DataCenter. Evenly distributed with no Seasonal peaks for servers. Cooling electricity consumption is generally 66% lower in Q4/Q1 than in Q2/Q3. Zero emissions (Green energy certificates from the energy utilities supplying power to the Data Centers, mainly fed by nuclear energy). Energy storage around 100 Кwh of batteries.
To achieve a wider coverage and adaptation, the services catalogue will also be replicated in three additional replicators across Turkey, Portugal, and Denmark. In total, the project execution will span across 7 countries. These demonstrations and replication campaigns are based on 8 distinct use cases that encompass a diverse range of consumer groups and enable participation in up to 12 demand side flexibility services.
Holbæk Municipality is a local government situated 60 km west of Copenhagen, in Zealand. Holbæk Municipality covers 578 square kilometers, has 72,000 inhabitants, and employs 4,500 persons. This replicator will involve between 10,000 and 15,000 consumers. These are mostly private consumers, owners of electric cars and Holbæk Municipality’s own electric cars. It aims to establish approximately 150 charging stations in Holbæk Municipality area and all necessary activities will be carried out to have the electricity grid installed, started, and put in operation. The internal unit “Green Transition and Sustainability” of Holbæk Municipality will be responsible for the coordination of this REEFLEX site and will internally act in a close cooperation with citizens, utilities, and associations for this replicator. The Municipality will await the 4 lighthouse demos in the project, and which must be reconciled with the planned roll-out of charging stations in Holbæk Municipality.
TEMSA is one of the world’s leading bus and midibus manufacturer with offices across the world. For replication of REEFLEX solutions, TEMSA will provide their installations located in their Adana plant in Turkey. This R&D centre covers a total area of 9,500 m2 and counts with a 4,500 m2 office building used by over 175 employees daily. An installation of PV system with a total power of 860 kW is already scheduled by the company in parallel to the execution REEFLEX project.
Living Energy consists of a network of living-buildings, which are equipped with meters and sensors, connected to a cloud-based digital platform, in which a variety of building types, energy sources, load profiles and occupancy are collected from these living-buildings. Moreover, the living-buildings are monitored and with the user engagement it is possible to better understand how people use energy and their preferences in real-life.