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21 June 2017

IREC participates in the European project SABINA

The SABINA project started last November 2016, and is a project funded by the European Union within the framework of the competitive low-carbon energy call of H2020 Research and Innovation program. IREC participates in the SABINA project to optimization of the renewable energies use in buildings.

SABINA - SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway - aims to use the available storage capacity of buildings (thermal capacity through the inertia of buildings, and electric storage with the use of electric batteries) to increase energy flexibility and optimize the renewable energy use. To achieve this goal, artificial intelligence-based technologies and bioinspirational algorithms will be implemented. The system will be installed in three pilots to test its operation and evaluate the impact from the point of view of the renewable energy use, energy costs and user comfort.

The research group ECOS - Energy Efficiency: systems, buildings and communities of IREC is responsible for implementing the SABINA system in the SEILAB and SmartEnergy Labs in order to test the integration of the whole system, as well as validate the demand response aggregator in different scenarios.

The project is led by SMS Energy Services UK and involves nine partners from different countries who provide knowledge and complementary profiles to the project: INSERO, Schneider Electric, AMIRES; universities and research centers: CSEM, IREC, University of Navarra and National Technical University of Athens; and the association European DIGITAL SME Alliance.