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Power & Energy Webinar Series - Technologies and Intelligence for smart buildings

27 October 2021

The ninth “Power and Energy Webinar Series” will be taking place on October 27, at 10 am, under the motto “Technologies and Intelligence for smart buildings”.

David Rua – Senior Researcher at INESC TEC, and Josef Baumeister – BSH Home Appliances GmbH, will be responsible for leading this webinar. Luis Seca, Senior Researcher and Board Member at INESC TEC, will be in charge of the moderation. The last part of each presentation is dedicated to the discussion and debate between the speakers and the participants.

People interested in participating in the session should register on the initiative's website: http://energywebinars.inesctec.pt/. After completing the form available on the website (“participate” section), the participants will receive, closer to the session, an email from the organisation with the credentials access.

About the presentations:

- David Rua: Unlocking flexibility in buildings

Approaches to the quantification of flexibility in buildings and aggregation strategies for optimal energy efficiency actions through private-by-design data exchange mechanisms.

- Josef Baumeister: Climate change – ways to interoperable energy management

Climate change is a must but also a major challenge in these days and the near future. This leads to a shift from fossil and nuclear to renewable energy production including a paradigm shift from “production follows demand” towards “demand follows production”. This presentation describes the path from the idea of using the wind energy in Norderstedt nearby Hamburg as efficiently as possible to interoperable management of devices at home such as a flexible washing cycle, initiated by the user and controlled by an energy manager. Interoperability in this context means that a washing machine from manufacturer A can be replaced by a device from manufacturer B without having to replace the energy management infrastructure. Existing standards (SPINE data model, EN 50631-x) as well as new technologies (SAREF ontology enhanced with Graph Pattern and knowledge Interaction) are explained in this context. Last, the bridge is drawn to Interoperability Testing Methodology.


About the speakers:

- David Rua, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC

Senior researcher in the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES). His research interests include modelling and optimization of flexible energy resource, digital platforms and systems for grid management, and control and demand response strategies for residential and non-residential buildings. He currently leads the x-Energy Management Systems area in CPES.

- Josef Baumeister, BSH Home Appliances GmbH

Josef Baumeister disposes of more than 35 years of technical and management experience in mobile- and cordless-telecommunication as well as broadband technology. Since 2011 he is working with BSH Home Appliances and is responsible for Smart Home and Smart Appliances standardization. From 2016 until November 2020, he was also Managing Director of the EEBus Initiative e.V. Josef Baumeister is a member of Smart Home & -Grid standardization bodies in IEC, CENELEC and DKE as well as in national and international Smart-Home & -Grid associations and European Commission bodies.


About the moderator:

- Luis Seca, Senior Researcher and Board Member at INESC TEC

Luis Seca is a Senior Researcher in the Center for Power and Energy Systems and member of the Board of INESC TEC, a private R&D institution in Portugal. His current research interests focus on the integration of distributed energy resources (renewable, EV, Storage, etc.) in distribution systems, dynamic stability in isolated systems and smart grids. 


We remind that all INESC TEC researchers are invited to participate in these webinars as speakers. If you are interested, please fill in this questionnaire.




27 October 2021


27 October 2021

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