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RESPONDENT project pilots in Athens, Greece and Catalonia, Spain validate innovative modules for renewable energy integration and smart grid testing.

In the latter half of the RESPONDENT project, two pivotal pilots are scheduled to take place, marking crucial steps towards demonstrating and validating the innovative results that the project has sought to achieve since it began.

Through these pilots, the validation of the individual RESPONDENT modules, namely power generation forecasting, power demand forecasting, and power grid timing & synchronisation, will ensure their reliability and applicability before they are brought to market and adopted by relevant end-users and embraced by stakeholders.


The inaugural pilot will take place at Kiefer’s solar PV park in Artemida, situated in the Attica region near Athens. With a capacity of 20 kWp and an annual production of 1.4 MWh/KWp, the park spans an impressive 5000m2.

The primary objective of the first pilot is to showcase and validate the RES power generation forecasting AI/ML algorithm under real-world conditions. This involves the modification of the power conversion model to suit the solar PV case, incorporating FINT’s IoT-based weather stations strategically positioned in the park. Leveraging site-specific weather data, the forecasting process kicks off, integrating the information into the AI/ML algorithm on the FINoT platform. Kiefer provides actual power generation data for algorithm training and optimization.

The pilot aims to validate predictions for local weather conditions and the power output of the RES installation, offering crucial insights that will feed into the second pilot.


The second pilot will take place in Catalonia, Spain, a collaborative effort between project partners Estabanell and IREC.

Focused on smart grid testing and monitoring, this pilot involves the validation of the project’s Galileo-based Timing and Synchronization (T&S) service for power grid synchronisation. A successful PMU (Phasor Measurement Unit) monitoring module operation will be demonstrated at IREC’s labs, showcasing its timing accuracy.

Power grid operation will be simulated using the open source tool Pandapower combined with raw data from IREC, while the PMU monitoring module will be demonstrated using dummy/simulated electrical signal measurement data.

Power demand forecasting takes centre stage in Spain, with Greenesco participating at the premises of VICOMTECH in San Sebastian. AI/ML-multiphysics and agent-based simulation models developed for power demand forecasting will be applied to a comprehensive scenario, encompassing approximately 10,000 individuals.

This scenario aims to showcase the effectiveness of the forecasting model across diverse use cases, considering variations in consumer population characteristics and socio-economic factors such as electricity prices, average per capita income, etc.


The integration of all three modules, including PMUs in IREC’s microgrid, will transform the extended grid of Estabanell into a testing ground. This allows for the evaluation of the impact of the project’s RES power generation and demand forecasting, along with the grid estimation status and synchronization with PMUs.

The validation of the Integrated RESPONDENT platform is set to unfold in M28, marking a significant milestone in the project’s journey towards reshaping the renewable energy landscape and showcasing that viable alternatives to traditional fossil fuel consumption can be realised. As the project progresses, these pilots not only showcase technological advancements but also underscore the RESPONDENT project’s commitment to building a resilient and sustainable energy future in alignment with the EU’s green vision.

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