"Good data is an essential component of effective policy-making on energy efficient."
International Energy Agency
The Research

Our research objective is to deliver an 'extra layer of decision-making certainty' which will lead to the creation of regions which are sustainable, connected and efficient.

Our aim is to deliver a fully standardised GovTech system - one which can be integrated into existing decision-making processes and replicated across distinct regions. The robust yet adaptable system will provide insights to help unlock value. This will include enabling municipalities to tailor and adjust relevant policies and responsive planning strategies, and to invest in and procure the most efficient energy solutions for decarbonised building and mobility sectors.

Digital. Efficient. Modern.

Today’s regional energy systems have become increasingly dispersed, on-demand and intermittent, with more mobile, more connected energy consumers. For this reason, it is essential to locate, analyse, and understand the complex patterns and distribution of energy demand.

Over the course of this two-year project, we will be developing REDAP for the benefit of geographically distinct European regions - including Dublin, Ireland; Gothenburg; Sweden; and Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria. Within each of these ‘test-bed’ regions, the consortium will work with front-line energy planning experts and decision-makers.

These ‘Need-Owners’ have practical insights into the actual ‘on-the-ground’ energy problems facing their respective regions, as well as an interest to be involved in the development of an optimal solution. With REDAP, this involves helping to remove any existing decision-making barriers which may be caused by a lack of certainty on regional energy demand. 

The Research Process

Our consortium will follow a carefully designed process for integrating data, procedures and know-how, and for building a high-quality monitoring and reporting system.

1. Collate a range of actionable datasets.

2. Integrate with decision-making processes.

3. Develop front & back-end frameworks.

4. Test & Maintain the data-driven system.

5. Deliver relevant, focused insights.

The REDAP system

REDAP system will provide actionable insights, clarity, and direction to decision-makers. In order to develop this energy demand analysis system, the partners will utilise authoritative data, advanced computing infrastructure, data management best-practice, and interoperable standards-compliant software. This will ensure that REDAP is designed to be online, secure, scalable, and replicable across other regions. It will also ensure that the regional decision-making process is served by digital systems which are efficient, resilient, robust, and flexible.

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This project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERANet Smart Energy Systems’ focus initiative Integrated, Regional Energy Systems, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 775970.

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