FleXunity - Scaling-up Power Flexible Communities business models empowered by Blockchain and AI
The objective of FleXunity project is to deploy novel services for retailers and aggregators, enhanced by Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology empowered with AI algorithms that can be focused on minimizing the cost of energy (bought in the wholesale market) and optimizing the use of distributed renewables from the utility or community portfolio.
Flexigy - Energy Flexibility Services Platform
The FleXigy project aims to develop an integrated platform for managing the flexibility of distributed energy resources that responds to the needs of the various actors in the energy market value chain.
GRETA - GReen Energy Transition Actions
GRETA is an H2020 innovation action European demonstration project that aims to investigate what factors are crucial for the emergence of Energy citizenship at the local and national levels.
The Smart Islands Energy System (SMILE) project (European H2020 Program)
Worked as a research assistant on The Smart Islands Energy System (SMILE) project funded by the European H2020 program in Madeira Island.
Designed and implemented a large-scale field experiment involving real-time appliance level energy feedback for Residential Demand Side Management in Madeira Island. Apart from experimental design and evaluation, I also worked as a project manager for an interdisciplinary team.
I also had the opportunity to work closely with an electric utility and gained experience in working with energy experts and large panel data sets.
Consumer Finance System Innovation for Rural Electrification in Africa
Participated in and completed Climate-KIC Journey 2020 Summer School program. The Journey is Europe’s largest climate innovation summer school for graduates and young professionals supported by the Europen Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
As part of the EIT Climate-KIC Journey Summer School Program, I along with my team prepared a system innovation plan for improving the existing microfinance system for rural electrification purposes by implementing a number of organisational innovations.