Environmental Psychology – University of Groningen (UG-EP). Within the current project, UG-EP will be responsible for developing an understanding of the acceptability and effectiveness of financial and social incentives to encourage demand-supply matching of end-users. UG-EP will test under which conditions different incentives are most effective, and identify processes that explain why certain incentives are (not) effective/acceptable. During the project, UG-EP will compare specifications of incentives and investigate which user behaviours will change in the short and long term. These incentives will be then integrated in the control methods.

ENgineering and TEchnology institute Groningen – University of Groningen (UG-ENTEG). UG-ENTEG will be responsible for the development of a new integrated control method from both formal and computer science perspectives. UG-ENTEG will work on the development of new supply-demand matching control mechanisms, focusing on the formal structure of the controllers, starting with fully distributed network structures, such as those encountered in active distribution grids. They will include in the algorithms the financial and social incentives coming from the input of the other researchers, and study the robustness against failures and dynamics that are not modelled.

Institute of Architecture of Application Systems – University of Stutgart (US-IAAS). US-IAAS will be responsible for the development of ICT solutions for interfacing building users with the electricity infrastructure. US-IAAS will develop scalable mechanisms that make users aware of their energy consumption, empower them to engage in sustainable behaviour, and enable real-time control of
the electricity infrastructure. To reduce the complexity and provide useful information that empowers end-users to make optimal use of available supply of renewables, US-IAAS will adapt scheduling and artificial intelligence planning techniques to automate processes of demand management considering uncertainties, incentives, and user acceptability.

Network and Systems Engineering – KTH Royal institute of technology (KTH-NSE). KTH-NSE will be responsible for developing control solutions. More specifically KTH-NSE will focus on the development of basic theoretical investigations, investigate engineering implementations of the theoretical results, and will be the interface between the new theoretical results, and their implementations in collaboration with industrial partners.

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