Demand Response and Heating in Homes

Demand Response and Space Heating Practices in Homes

In Europe, approximately 40% of the total energy consumption is used in buildings. Providing a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for occupants is responsible for a major part of the energy used in buildings. Demand response can be utilised in… Read More »

The key points of Respond Project in 2018

2018 was the year when RESPOND project made important progresses! Today we would like to share with you some of the key points that the consortium did last year. Check as well a few hints of what’s coming in this… Read More »

Demand Response and Smart Cities

The Role of DR in Smart Cities

More than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this percentage is projected to reach 68% by 2050 according to the UN. This concentration of urban population implies several advantages in terms of efficiency, allowing people to… Read More »

Buildings Madrid Pilot site Respond Project

Meet the Madrid Pilot Site

The third pilot site is located in an urban area near to Madrid city centre. This city of 3,2 million inhabitants in the centre area and more than 6 million including the metropolitan area enjoys a mainland Mediterranean weather with… Read More »

RESPOND in the News: ALBOA Magazine spotlights the project

The “Alboa Inside” magazine spotlighted RESPOND project in December’s 2018 issue: Here’s the article translated: 20 homes in Vejlby Vest peeking into the future Text and photo by Martin Crab, ALBOA In Vejlby Vest measures and analyzes ALBOA and AURA… Read More »

Demand Side Management vs Demand Response

4 Differences between Demand Side Management & Demand Response

Energy cost in different buildings and facilities, either industrial or residential, has an important impact on their general costs. Energy prices have been rising steadily in Europe in recent years, and energy consumption is increasing too. Energy professionals know that… Read More »

EU Policy perspectives: demand response

Demand Response: EU Policy Perspectives

The Paris Agreement adopted on December 12, 2015, within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by 195 member countries, marks a direction change in global energy policy. It establishes the measures to contribute to EU’s greenhouse gases (GHGs)… Read More »


RESPOND Events: RESPOND was at Sustainable Places 2018

As part of our intent to expand the reach of RESPOND Project, we attended the event Sustainable Places 2018. If you want more information on the event please go to: SP2018. The annual event took place in Aix-les-Bains (France). Indeed, from June 27th… Read More »

Demand Response: The Importance of Neighbourhoods for the project

The Power of Neighbourhood in Demand Response

Throughout the last 10-15 years, there has been many trials across Europe and in US attempting to make households save energy or time shift their energy consumption through providing direct feedback to individual homes about their energy consumption and cost.… Read More »

Aran Island Pilot Site RESPOND Project

Meet the Aran Island Pilot Site

The Aran Islands Partner in the RESPOND project is Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Árann Teoranta, or Aran Islands Energy Cooperative . This is a community owned energy cooperative which was established in 2012. It aims to help the three Aran Islands… Read More »