Our project has built up a set of tools for flexible energy communities. These are branded under the name COFY for Community Flexibility. Learn more about our COFYbox, COFYcloud-Community data & COFYCloud-Busines Support.
The COFYbox is a Home Energy Management System (HEMS), hosting a series of containerised applications in a managed fleet, to enable local control of high load devices, such as electric vehicle charge points, heat pumps, immersion heaters and solar/battery installations. The system is fully open source to promote replication and adaptation.
A cloud based application that can receive and store COFYbox measurements and visualise them towards the user.
COFYcloud - Community data
A cloud-based application that visualises measurements and KPIs from the pilot sites and manages the deployed COFYboxes.
A set of algorithms aimed to forecast the demand, generation, imbalance and flexibility needs of a large portfolio of energy assets and customers.
The enda package provides a set of functions designed to perform electricity consumption and production forecasts, based on the H2O and scikit-learn backends. In particular, it enables to :
enda is open source and its code is freely available on Github. Several examples of the way to perform a forecast are also exposed on Github.
Personal flexibility signals for community members.
An Energy Community Aggregator Service platform utilising OpenADR: the open source protocol for automated demand response, to send control signals to the COFYbox. PowerShaper OpenADR Flex enables Explicit DSR for remotely controlling Energy Smart Appliances (ESAs), to respond to grid strains and support the good operation of the network when there are dips in supply or peaks in demand, and reduce fallback on fossil fuels.
Our team as been searching on existing intiatives and how to enhance collaborations among them