The SENDER project will be composed of 10 Work Packages, all with very different specificities and targeting a different aspect of the project. Results will be published along the development of the activities but the page below retraces the main activities by work package for a better understanding of the project’s actions. The following figure also places the work packages in line with their technology readiness level (TRL) evolution.
WP1 – Project Management
Objectives: SIN as a project coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of SENDER. WP1 will ensure efficient administration in accordance with EC guidelines and requirements, as well as communication inside the consortium and timely report to the EC.
WP2 – Implementation of the co-creation process
Objectives: Creation and management of the co-creation steering group, gathering the members, organising co-creation workshops at each demonstration site, and gathering members to them.
WP3 – Specification of a pro-active demand response system with consumers
Objectives: Specification of the concept with the steering group to better define the needs of the users and adapt the solution.
- To design and deliver an open trustworthy and secured IoT framework for collecting and efficiently managing, processing, analysing and exploiting streams of real-time building energy-relevant data and ambient conditions information
- To design and deliver all the backend components/toolkits for the discovery and valorisation of demand flexibility via the Building as a Battery (BaaB) framework
WP4 – Policies, regulations, cyber security and data protection with consumers
Objectives: The goal of this work package is to ensure that the solution developed by SENDER project and demonstrated on the pilot sites are compliant to the policies and regulations. In particular:
- Cyber-security, safety and data protection: an integrated practice for security, safety and privacy policies compliance will be defined based on existing standards. This integrated practice will then be applied to the pilots to help reach compliance.
- Energy policy and regulation: the policy measures and the regulatory framework will be analysed at EU level and for each pilot site. Then, recommendations will be defined to foster consumer engagement and demand response in energy markets.
WP5 – Consumer patterns’ modelling
Objectives: This Work Package aims to provide a precise market segmentation of energy consumers. Using knowledge on consumer attitudes and habits with regard to energy consumption, pivotal drivers and barriers of behavioural change will be identified. The resulting market segmentation will allow to precisely address different consumer target groups with tailored arguments and solutions, leading to a high rate of implementation of the measures and an appropriation for a change in the long term.
WP6 – Technological development and interoperability
Objectives: Final development of the technologies and integration into the main platform system to be tested first virtually and then in a lab with a simulated environment so that it is then ready for the physical implementation in the WP7.
WP7 – Demonstration phase
Objectives: The main objective of this work package is to physically implement the solution developed in the previous WPs on the 3 demonstration sites. Then it will make it possible to analyse the impacts and give some recommendations to optimise the use and the management of the system.
WP8 – Business model, exploitation and roadmap
Objectives: This WP reflects the interface between the outcome of the technical development process of SENDER and the market. SIN, the leader of WP8, is responsible to develop a business model, an exploitation plan and a roadmap to a large-scale replicability of the SENDER project results all over Europe.
WP9 – Communication, dissemination and networking activities
Objectives: Communication around the project and dissemination of the solution are key to the success of the project and the sustainability of the solution developed. This work package focuses on the communication and dissemination of the results, aiming for a strong exploitation after the life of the project. Tailored activities will be planned to specifically reach the right target public.
WP10 – Ethic requirements
Objectives: WP10 sets out the “ethics requirements” the SENDER project must comply with. The aim is to describe how the SENDER project meets the national legal and ethical requirements of the country or countries where the tasks raising ethical issues are to be carried out. In particular, the necessary tasks to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be addressed. WP10 will address the whole value chain and all different stakeholders involved and will focus on humans, processing of personal data and ensure trustworthy and ethical AI within the project’s activities.