In this podcast by Enlit, Project Coordinator Markus Taumberger introduces iFLEX and explains how the iFLEX Assistants are being developed based on AI Artificial Intelligence modelling of households and creation of digital twins as well as on deployment and validation of the assistants in different climatic zones and cultural contexts.
Markus Taumberger also touches upon regulatory changes needed to fully realise the potential of demand response Intentional change of normal consumption patterns by energy consumers in response to external price signals (implicit DR) or incentives to reduce or increase consumption (explicit DR). Both operations can be automated. such as the energy consumers’ direct participation in the markets and the possibility for distribution system operators A nationally regulated party responsible for a stable distribution of electricity through the low-voltage electricity grid in a given area (operation, maintenance and development of the system). to offer incentives to the consumer.