RED WoLF - Rethink Electricity Distribution Without Load Following


Project Summary

Addressing North-West Europe housing emissions, responsible for approximately 300 million tonnes of CO2/yr, is a key step to reach EU goals of sustainable growth and carbon reduction.

RED WoLF will increase renewables' usage and reduce CO2 emission for Homes with PhotoVoltaics without gas connection (PVHs from now on):
each of 100 new/existing PVHs, grouped in Pilots provided to RED WoLF by enterprises and Public Authorities (PAs) partners, will be endowed with a Hybrid Storage System (HSS). HSSs will merge batteries and cheap “Storage Heaters” (StHs). StHs provide domestic space heating on demand to individual rooms within 24 hr. HSSs will store houses' PV output and low-CO2 energy (wind/solar) drawn from the Power Grid at times of low demand. This will remove the generation-demand temporal mismatch currently hindering renewables growth: when demand is low on sunny/windy days, output of solar/wind-farms must be reduced. Every year, up to 6% of available wind energy cannot be gathered in North-West Euope, wasting the cleanest Grid electricity. Demand peaks at 120% of the daily average from approximately 6 to 9 AM and from 4 to 8 PM, when inefficient, CO2-intensive ”load-following” plants are activated to meet demand. PVHs generation is today exported to the Grid regardless of Grid’s needs, which exacerbates the generation-demand temporal mismatch as NWE installed PV capacity grows by 3 GW/yr.

The 100 Pilot PVHs will reduce CO2 emissions by 215 tonnes/yr.

RED WoLF Pilots will consist of 6 sets of either new-build or renovated PVHs, with HSS installation, in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland.

By the project's end, the HSS will be market-ready and will be adopted across the territories in the partnership. HSS will be included in policies and every-day business of RED WoLF partners, and will eventually be rolled out across the whole North-West Europe. A consortium will be founded to facilitate HSS adoption by stakeholders external to RED WoLF.

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Leeds Beckett University Rosebowl, Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS1 3HE
United Kingdom
g.colantuono@leedsbeckett.ac.uk https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-giuseppe-colantuono/
Name Contact Name Email Country
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Dave Catherall dave.catherall@oldham.gov.uk United Kingdom
Institute of Technology, Sligo Stevie Donnelly donnelly.stevie@itsligo.ie Ireland
Université de Lorraine Eric Rondeau eric.rondeau@univ-lorraine.fr France
Electricité de France Anastasiya Shapochkina; Antoine Aslanides anastasiya.shapochkina@edf.fr France
VOLTA Paul Jacobs paul.jacobs@volta-org.be Belgium
Students Organising for Sustainability – UK Meg Baker meg.baker@sos-uk.org United Kingdom
Néolia Aymeric Bugnot abugnot@neolia.fr France
Cork City Council Brian Cassidy brian_cassidy@corkcity.ie Ireland
Carbery Housing Association Jose Ospina jose@carberyhousing.eu Ireland
First Choice Homes Lynsey Clark Jamie.Smith@fcho.co.uk United Kingdom
eco:novis | Ingénieurs-Conseils Ralf Köhler r.koehler@econovis.lu Luxembourg
Sligo Leitrim ITS Regional Development Projects DAC Stevie Donnelly donnelly.stevie@itsligo.ie Ireland
Energipark Reiden S.a. Ben Scheitler ben.scheitler@energiepark.lu Luxembourg
GLAS Energy Technology Claire McShane claire@glasetech.ie Ireland
Bretagne Sud Habitat Mickaël Couty M.COUTY@bretagne-sud-habitat.fr France

News


The RED WoLF goes native in Ireland

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Cork City Council, IT Sligo Contract Research Unit, GLAS Energy Technology and North Cork Electrical Ltd. have been working hard to create a suitable habitat for RED WoLF. Now they have succeeded: A temporary system has now been installed in Cork. Those in-WoLF-ed are optimistic: by the end of June, the first RED WoLF will also have a foothold in a city council building. Read More

RED WoLF Partnership Meeting

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Finally the time has come again! The wolves are out - we are looking forward to the upcoming Partnership Meeting at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy! We are especially delighted to be part of the 6th IFAC Symposium on #Telematics #Applications, TA'2022 on the second day of the meeting. RED WoLF project, eco:novis S.à r.l. Ingénieurs-Conseils, Volta Bretagne Sud Habitat, IT Sligo Contract Research Unit Leeds Beckett University, EDF, NEOLIA , GLAS Energy Technology Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), Oldham Council, Cork City Council, Carbery Housing Association, First Choice Homes Oldham, @energipark reiden Read More

Review of our stakeholder event: How an idea on a paper becomes tangible

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Review of our stakeholder event: How an idea on a paper becomes tangible. We look back on a successful event with the topic "How can green energy effectively be tapped from the grid? Dr. Giusseppe Colantuono, the project leader of the RED WoLF project opened the event and presented the cornerstones of the project. Peter MC Shane from Glas Energy Technology, Ben Scheitler from Energipark Reiden, and Kevin Kaiser from eco:novis S.à.r.l. explained further pillars of the project, as well as current results. The project leader praised the progress of the project, which was achieved through the fruitful cooperation of the partners: "From an idea on paper, we managed to achieve amazing results - which can now be seen physically!" The event was rounded off by a lively discussion that generated further ideas for the project. Those involved agreed to spin these ideas further at the next meeting at Lorraine University. We would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this event. Read More

Let's celebrate a milestone! Or: how to open the bonnet of a racing car!

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The Control network has been completed in First Choice Oldham Pilot. The houses now communicate via SIM card data stream with the Project's server in Sligo, Ireland, where the governing algorithm runs. RED WoLF is a truly translational project. The Oldham Council Pilot is being fitted with the same components in these days. The Neolia Pilot is also ready. Monitoring can start, and will enable us to assess the RED WoLF Hybrid Storage System during the next heating season, 2022-2023. Read More


Events


RED WoLF Stakeholder Event

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About this Event This event, titled " How can green energy effectively be tapped from the grid?" includes speakers from our RED WoLF project team sharing their developments, achievements and ideas that can impact a variety of communities throughout the duration of this project. Who should Attend? We welcome everyone to attend this event, in particular those who are: Working on Interreg North-West Europe projects, or similarly funded projects. Working in similar fields or who have interests in carbon reduction, renewable energy, sustainability, energy police, hybrid storage systems or technology (to name a few!). Working in or teaching in higher education with an interest in student engagement opportunities surrounding sustainability. Current students (of any level) and researchers with an interest in the subject areas. Our RED WoLF project partners. Members of the public that would like to attend to find out more information about our project.
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Welcome to RED WoLF!

On the right you can see us during one of our Partnership meetings.

The expandable boxes below summarize the core business of each Project Partner Organisation, their contribution to the project's objectives as well as the results they expect.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!

The RED WoLF Partnership

 

Leeds Beckett University (UK) - Lead Partner of RED WoLF

Contact person and RED WoLF Lead Partner

Dr. Giuseppe Colantuono
Email: g.colantuono@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)741 55 97 850

Leeds Beckett University
City Campus
Leeds
LS1 3HE
United Kingdom


Website: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-giuseppe-colantuono/

 

The core business of the organisation

The core business of Leeds Beckett University is teaching (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and research. The University has over 28,000 students and 3,200 staff and it is estimated that £520 million of economic activity within the region is dependent on the university's teaching, research and other activities.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) is the Lead Partner of RED WoLF. LBU, through LP Giuseppe Colantuono and collaborators, Research Fellows Dr Alexander Shukhobodskiy and Dr Aleksandr Zaitcev, is responsible for the science on the proposal and will contribute the mathematical algorithm optimising storage charging times with respect to CO2 intensity and, later, electricity price.

LBU leads also the effort of modelling the data generated by the RED WoLF Hybrid Storage System (HSS).

Ms Louise Laybourne is responsible for project finance and Ms Laura Brown collaborates with the LP as an experienced project coordinator .

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect to make an impact on the NWE territory by means of reducing CO2 emissions from homes and increasing the uptake of renewable energy, particularly the fraction of renewables which is curtailed due to lack of spot demand. We will improve knowledge and public awareness about energy storage in residential buildings and about peak electricity demand.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (UK)

Contact person

Mr. Dave Catherall
Email: Dave.Catherall@oldham.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)161 770 5165

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UT

United Kingdom


Telephone: +44 (0)161 770 3000
Website: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/

 

The core business of the organisation

Oldham Council is one of ten local authorities in the Greater Manchester city region. We are a public authority with responsibility for a range of activities including planning, housing provision and climate change policy.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Oldham Council leads for the whole of Greater Manchester in a number of areas relating to climate change and low carbon. Our role in RED WoLF is to work closely with our partners First Choice Homes to enable the delivery of the 20 pilot homes through provision of Council-owned land for building the new homes, together with providing the relevant planning permissions through due process. We will also have a dissemination role for the project results, engaging stakeholders across Greater Manchester and at the strategic city regional level.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect the project to develop a technical model showing how domestic homes can make the transition from fossil fuel to electrical heating, saving carbon in an affordable way for the householder. This technical model will be disseminated to the network of social housing providers across Greater Manchester, and the development of an “Oldham Code” for new homes in the borough using the model will help to inform the other nine local authorities in Greater Manchester. We will also feed in the learning from the project into Greater Manchester level strategies such as the 5-year Environment Plan, and the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework which sets a target of 2028 for all new developments to be carbon neutral. We will be working closely with our local Distribution Network Operator, Electricity North West, to demonstrate the RED WoLF model to be a robust model providing reliable heating for householders in a way which is compatible with the capabilities of the local electricity grid, providing confidence for housing developers.

Institute of Technology, Sligo (IE)

Contact person

Mr. Stevie Donnelly
Email: Donnelly.Stevie@itsligo.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)89 60 40488

Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo, F91 YW50
Ireland

Email: admissions@itsligo.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)71 91 55222
Website: https://www.itsligo.ie/

 

The core business of the organisation

The Institute of Technology, Sligo is a state-funded third-level educational institution comprising three faculties and twelve departments including a Research Dept.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

IT Sligo will coordinate, manage and monitor the two Irish Pilots participating in RED WoLF; Cork City Council and Carbery Housing Association. IT Sligo will work with the RED WoLF partners to design, specify, procure and monitor the Photovoltaic, batteries and storage heaters installed in the Irish pilots.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect 30 no. homes to have installed the RED WoLF system that can deliver the required heat at an affordable cost while providing a valuable balancing resource for the integration of renewables onto the national electricity grid. IT Sligo works with over 60 no. Sustainable Energy Communities in Ireland and will be able to promote the successes of the RED WoLF project and eventual uptake.

Université de Lorraine (FR)

Contact person

Prof. Eric Rondeau
Email: eric.rondeau@univ-lorraine.fr
Telephone: +33 (0)6 84 17 08 71

Université de Lorraine
34 Cours Léopold
CS 25233
54052 Nancy Cedex
France


Telephone: +33(0)3 54 50 54 00
Website: https://www.univ-lorraine.fr/

 

The core business of the organisation

Université de Lorraine (UL) is a higher education institution in France with more than 60.000 students.

Being the university of a whole region, Université de Lorraine is a major actor of its economic and social development, building on intercultural and intergeneration links, coordinating a regional research policy, and giving access to higher education to as many inhabitants as possible.

Université de Lorraine offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

UL will design the interoperability communication infrastructure in order control (i.e., switch on/off) RED WoLF Hybrid Storage System (HSS). This infrastructure aims at abstracting the Project from any proprietary hardware and software solution and implements and operates the optimization/mathematical rules developed at LBU.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

UL expects to develop digital solutions to mitigate carbon emitted by houses in considering its impact on environment (Greening by ICT) via the deployment of energy efficient software algorithms (Greening of ICT). UL expects active participation of Master students in the RED WoLF project through Masters research projects, and coursework on sustainable computing, networking, and ICT environmental audits.

Électricité de France (FR)

Contact person

Ms Anastasiya Shapochkina; Mr Antoine Aslanides
Email: anastasiya.shapochkina@edf.fr
Telephone: +33 (0)64 99 85 764

EDF - R&D - Département TREE
Site des Renardières - Ecuelles
77818 Moret-sur-Loing
France

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 42 22 22
Website: https://www.edf.fr/en/meta-home
 

The core business of the organisation

As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.

The EDF Department of Technologies and Research for Energy Efficiency (TREE) supports the development of EDF SA and its subsidiaries, both in France and abroad, by promoting reasoned uses of energy. It builds innovative and customised technical solutions and services, for all of its customers, in the area of energy optimisation and environment.

The research areas are highly varied and include energy efficiency in industry, buildings and territories, improving the safety and performance of the generation fleet, reliability and future of electricity networks, and more.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

In RED WoLF, EDF is playing an important role in the monitoring of two demo sites. One in Vernon and the other in Montbeliard surroundings, both with on-site PV and electrical storage.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

  • System architecture and control to best use the PV electricity and storage capacity of the batteries.
  • Annual PV yield and client’s comfort.
  • Business feasibility depending on the housing type.
VOLTA (BE)

Contact person

Mr. Paul Jacobs
Email: Paul.Jacobs@volta-org.be
Telephone: +32 (0)2 431 05 87

The core business of the organisation

Volta ("Tecnolec" until December 31st 2018) is the knowledge centre of the electrical contractors in Belgium. We monitor new technologies in the electrical sector, we give the answer on technical questions of the installers, we develop trainings for them and we have close contacts with schools that deliver personnel for our sector.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

1. Volta leads the electrical engineering efforts towards the design of the wiring of the Pilot houses (to make them compatible with the RED WoLF Hybrid Storage System) and towards the selection of compatible devices.

2. Volta will develop an E-Learning platform regarding thermal and electrical storage for the electrical installers in NWE. Moreover we will organise information sessions for electrical installers to share the results and insights of this project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect to increase the percentage of self-consumption of locally produced renewable energy by using more thermal and electrical storage. This will have positive impact on peak demand. By means of the E-Learning module we will increase the knowledge of electrical installers regarding these technologies which are relatively new.

 

Students Organising for Sustainability–UK

Contact person

Ms. Meg Baker
Email: meg.baker@sos-uk.org 
Telephone: +44 (0) 7447239804

Students Organising for Sustainability – UK (SOS)
Ian King House, Snape Road
Macclesfield
SK10 2NZ
United Kingdom

Website: https://sustainability.nus.org.uk/

 

The core business of the organisation

SOS champions students to shape education, and create a fairer and more prosperous society for everyone.

SOS work to ensure all students leave their education with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make the world a better place. We do this with a mix of campaigning and advocacy work, behaviour change and campus transformation programmes, curriculum reform and insight.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Our role in RED WoLF is to facilitate student engagement with the project, providing action based learning opportunities for students as well as more general awareness raising. Step one will be developing a strategy but you can expect student research helping understand impacts and student placements helping implement pilots and some materials for relevant campaigns and courses about the pilot so students can really engage with the project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We’ll be monitoring impacts on both the projects and students involved and will report on results as we go along. We hope to see the projects’ enhanced and students developing their understanding of sustainability issues and skills relating to sustainability in practice. Other organisations will be able to replicate the provision of excellent learning opportunities for students whilst enhancing their work and will benefit from a shared learning experience – we’ll report on the good, the bad and the ugly!

Néolia (FR)

Contact person

Mr. Aymeric Bugnot
Email: abugnot@neolia.fr
Telephone: +33 (0)3 81 31 53 27

Néolia
24B, rue Sous la Chaux
25201 Montbéliard Cedex
France

Website: http://www.neolia.fr/

 

The core business of the organisation

Néolia is one of the largest social housing company in France. Sustainability is key in Néolia’s strategy. Favouring renewable electricity while reducing customer bills and increasing inhabitants satisfaction appears as an obvious development track for Néolia.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Néolia Pilot is targeting the residential sector, more specifically social housing. A set of 14 houses have been selected for the RED WoLF project.

  • 4 houses (2 units of 3 bedrooms 84 m² each, and 2 units of 4 bedrooms 96 m² each) built in 2000 are located in VANDONCOURT (see map).
  • The other 10 houses were built in 2002, located in MONTENOIS, which are 3 bedrooms units 85 m² each.

These are semi-detached houses with garden and garage.

Houses are today heated with usual electric heater. These will be replaced with a system made of: PV panels on each roof, electric heater with electric storage embedded in each heater, as well as a centralized battery. The ambition is to charge batteries with PV electricity during the day and use the stored electricity to power the heaters in the evening and at night. Thanks to other partners, smart energy management strategies will be implemented and tested to assess the best algorithms to maximum the use of renewable electricity sources.

Néolia is intending to work with partner EDF to assess the RED WoLF solutions through a meaningful monitoring of performances.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

What is planned in the RED WoLF project appears to be innovative, a 1st of its kind for Néolia and for sure a 1st of its kind in the Franche Comté Region.

Cork City Council (IE)

Contact person

Mr. Brian Cassidy
Email: brian_cassidy@corkcity.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)21 496 6222

Cork City Council
City Hall, Anglesea Street
Cork

T12 T997
Ireland


Telephone: +353 (0)21 492 4000
Website: https://www.corkcity.ie/en/

 

The core business of the organisation

Cork City Council is the local authority for the City of Cork. In June 2019 the city boundary was extended so that the administrative area went from 37 km2 to 127 km2. The population of the new city area will be 212,000 people. Cork City Council is responsible for providing and maintaining the social housing stock within its administrative area. The housing stock currently numbers 10,000 units and is growing. The Council is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors and is committed to reaching its targets under the Paris Accord whilst also allowing the city to grow. Last year the city published it Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

With assistance from the European Regional Development Fund, the Southern Regional Assembly in Ireland and the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, Cork City Council has commenced an ambitious plan to improve the energy efficiency of its social housing stock. Approximately 50% of the stock was built prior to 1970, and so is of single wall construction.

Participation in RED WOLF will enable the city council to expand the range of heating systems available to its tenants as well as reducing their carbon footprint and energy costs.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Cork City Council will contribute to the project by making available ten of its occupied properties that are either in need of central heating or a central heating upgrade, into which the equipment for the RED WOLF system will be installed and monitored as required for the project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Based on the literature Cork City Council expects that the project will result in reduced carbon footprint, better photovoltaic (PV) output utilisation, reduced electricity and heating bills. With increasing scale the council expects the unit costs to reduce over time. Other municipalities will benefit from this project as it will provide an additional heating and electricity offering for low income households at a price similar to or below existing systems. It will also reduce the the municipalities carbon footprint.

Carbery Housing Association (IE)

Contact person

Mr. José Ospina
Email: redwolf@carberyhousing.eu
Telephone: +353 (0)28 21890

Carbery Housing Association
The Wooden House
Rossnagoose
Skibbereen
Co. Cork
P81 RD83

Email: office@carberyhousing.eu
Telephone: +353 (0)28 21890
Website: http://www.carberyhousing.eu


The core business of the organisation

Carbery Housing Association (CHA) CLG is a non-profit company with charitable status and an Approved Housing Body (AHB) for the development and management of social housing in Ireland. The Association currently operates in Cork City and County. The core business of CHA is the provision of housing and associated amenities for a range of groups that are excluded from the housing market, on the basis of partnership with local authorities and community associations, and aiming at a high level of energy efficiency and sustainability. The principal activity of the Association at present is the purchase of homes where families are unable to meet mortgage repayments, in order avoid their repossession and eviction and to keep the families housed as social tenants at affordable social rents. The Association is in the process of purchasing 35 houses as part of the Mortgages to Rent government programme.  



How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

CHA is committed to achieving a high level of energy efficiency and sustainability in its housing stock. This is partly for environmental reasons and to combat climate change, but also to combat "fuel poverty" among its tenants. Many of its tenants are at risk of "fuel poverty" and find it difficult to meet heating and energy costs, partly due to the lack of energy efficiency of existing homes, but also the current costs of heating and electricity. Most existing properties are dependent on solid fuel or gas for heating, and existing dwellings represent one of the main sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in Ireland. CHA, with the help of national retrofitting programmes such as the Warmer Homes Scheme, is already providing core retrofitting to some of its homes, and has also installed a pilot Energy Monitoring System in some homes to better understand how energy is used in existing social homes. In RED WoLF, CHA will make over 22 of its properties as a pilot for the proposed photovoltaics, storage and smart meter system, proving key information to the project on the feasibility of the RED WoLF system for meeting the energy needs of existing housing. Also, CHA's properties ere dispersed throughout the City and County, collecting a large diversity of house types, locations (both urban and rural) and household profiles. 



What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Through RED WoLF, CHA expects to demonstrate how renewable energy can be generated and stored sustainably by individual households, providing a viable alternative to fossil fuels and fossil based energy sources such as gas, coal and peat. CHA also aims to show how this integration of renewables and storage can be financially viable and accessible to even small social housing providers. Since its inception, CHA has defined itself as a social housing association committed to sustainable energy. Thanks to RED WoLF, CHA intends to move from small and marginal actions, to a major substitution of fossil fuel dependency in its homes, to primary use of renewables. CHA will share this example and results widely with other social housing providers and local authorities, aiming to create a significant groundswell in favour of integrated renewables. 

First Choice Homes (UK)

Contact person

Ms. Lynsey Clark
Email: Jamie.Smith@fcho.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 393 5416

First Choice Homes
First Place
22 Union Street
OL1 1BE
Oldham
United Kingdom

Website: https://www.fcho.co.uk/


The core business of the organisation

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) is a not-for-profit housing association based in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester that looks after 11,500 homes. It was originally an arms-length management organisation (ALMO) for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (OMBC) but underwent a stock transfer in 2011.


How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

FCHO working in partnership with OMBC will contribute to the project by installing and monitoring the RED WoLF system in twenty newly built properties that will start construction in the summer of 2019.


What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations / municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Through RED WoLF FCHO expects to demonstrate how renewable energy can be generated and stored sustainably by individual households, providing a viable alternative to fossil fuels. This project fits strongly with FCHO climate change strategy making cutting edge low carbon homes available to social tenants, helping to address fuel poverty.

eco:novis | Ingénieurs-Conseils (LU)

Contact person

Mr. Ralf Köhler
Email: r.koehler@econovis.lu
Telephone: +352 621 249 391

eco:novis | Ingénieurs-Conseil
Jos Seyler Strooss
L-8522 Beckerich
Luxembourg

Telephone: +352 26 800 381 27
Website: https://www.econovis.lu/ 

 

The core business of the organisation

Energy planning, engineering services and energy services.  Specialisation in the field of: municipal and operational energy and resource management, heat planning and engineering consulting in the renewable energy sector, energy storage and energy efficiency. 

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

ECO will have two main roles:

  1. Contribution to extending RED WoLF HSS system from houses to larger buildings and spaces, to achieve the Capitalization goal to reduce CO2 in academic/school/training environments and, in particular, to implement a Pilot on LBU's and ITS's premises.

  2. Dissemination of RED WoLF in Luxembourg and western Germany.  

 

Sligo Leitrim ITS Regional Development Projects DAC

Contact person

Mr. Stevie Donnelly
Email: donnelly.stevie@itsligo.ie
Telephone: +353 719 305825

Institute of Technology, Sligo 
Sligo Leitrim ITS Regional Development Projects DAC
Ash Lane
Bellanode, Sligo
Ireland
F91 WFW9

Telephone: +353 71 915 5222
Website: https://www.itsligo.ie/

 

The core business of the organisation

 To conduct support skills and awareness of businesses on the development of Industry 4.0 and to lead in research on innovative solutions to digitising manufacturing supply chains

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

 

The Sligo Leitrim ITS Regional Development Projects DAC (SLI) is the owner of the DMFC (Digital Futures Manufacturing Centre) building that will serve as Pilot.  The DMFC project is led by IT Sligo together with Sligo County Council and Leitrim County Council through a joint company (DAC) as above. SLI's role in the project involves providing a pilot location for the RED WoLF equipment to be installed and disseminate the results of the project to local and regional stakeholders. 

GLAS Energy Technology

Contact person

 

Claire McShane

claire@glasetech.ie

+ 353 86 6067811

 

 

The core business of the organisation

GLAS provides energy monitoring services/systems to clients based around their own data logger/controller. 

 

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

 

Technical expertise for PLC & SCADA systems (which are the embodiment of the Smart Storage Driver on the RED WoLF AF) for project's Pilots and Partners

Energipark Réiden S.A.

Contact person

 

Ben Scheitler

ben.scheitler@energiepark.lu

+ 352 26 8818 43

 

The core business of the organisation

Development and implementation of energy and solar cadastre, energetic building planning, climate protection advice and municipal strategy plans as well as financing and operation of regenerative energy systems.

 

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

 

providing the Pilot outlined in WP I10 "Lux Pilot"

Installation of energy-efficient systems in buildings and their operation, e.g. PV systems with and without energy storage, battery systems, heat pumps and electr. Heating elements in the hot water storage tank, measurement, control and regulation technology (on / off regulation via home automation, home manager). Reading, evaluating and optimizing energy data as part of operational management and contracting services.
Data acquisition and preliminary work for a total of 8 buildings with a total of 21 private residential units. Completion of the system technology in individual buildings, with a focus on energy monitoring and provision of energy and load data for simulations.

Bretagne South Habitat

Contact person

Mickaël Couty

m.couty@bretagne-sud-habitat.fr

+33 (0) 2 97 43 82 00

 

The core business of the organisation

Bretagne Sud Habitat is a public social landlord, houses 22,190 people and manages 13,900 homes in 206 municipalities.

 

How will the organisation contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

 Provide Pilot dwellings, to test the RED WoLF system, as specified in WP I11 "BSH Pilot". Bretagne Sud Habitat provides a demo site for the experimentation of the project. The demo site is composed of 19 houses and will impact 44 people.

 

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

Department of Geography, University of Lincoln (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

EDF Energy R&D UK (FR)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

ESB Networks (IE)

Associated to Institute of Technology, Sligo

Eiregrid (IE)

Associated to Institute of Technology, Sligo

VRM Technology Limited (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

Municipality Noord-Beveland (NL)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University


RED WoLF Project Poster

This is the official RED WoLF Project Poster.

RED WoLF Project Poster


RED WoLF Project Permanent Plaque

This is the official permanent plaque of RED WoLF Project for construction sites.

RED WoLF Project Permanent Plaque


RED WoLF Project Poster from CUA Research Symposium in Ireland (Jan. 17th, 2020)

This Poster was designed for the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) Research Symposium where RED WoLF Project was presented by Project Partner Institute of Technology Sligo (ITS) from Ireland.

RED WoLF_Poster CUA Symposium


Red WoLF Flyer/Leaflet

Red Wolf Low Carbon Leaflet that could be disseminated to Red WoLF stakeholders.

Red WoLF Low Carbon Flyer.pdf


Red WoLF Brochure for Tenants Part 1 (Front and Back covers)

The Red WoLF brochure has a tri-fold layout and it comes in two separate documents. This first document contains the front and back covers of the folded brochure.

Tenant Brochure Outside.pdf


Red WoLF Brochure for Tenants Part 2 (Inside Flaps)

This is the second part of the Red WoLF brochure which has a tri-fold layout. This document contains the inside flaps of the brochure.

Tenant Brochure Inside.pdf

With the goal of replacing fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions associated to residential buildings in North-West Europe, RED WoLF advocates electrification of heating and the usage of both home-generated solar PV and renewable electricity available on the Power Grid.

Home PV is broadly present worldwide; usage of batteries in residential buildings to store PV energy for later hours is not widespread but still a well-explored process. On the other side, how effectively and selectively tapping into the rising amount of green energy available on the Grid is way less known and offers a number of challenges. This is where RED WoLF makes its main contribution.

We designed and are currently implementing an original energy complex (the Hybrid Storage System) in which AI algorithms combine batteries with thermal storage (for both domestic hot water and space heating), with home solar PV and with the Grid connection in North-West Europe homes.

The algorithms run on the Project server located with Project Partner Institute of Technology Sligo: instructions, based on the energy usage monitored in the house, are computed and sent back to/implemented in the dwelling through a data connection, a Programmable Logic Controller and a set of switches.

This strategy maximizes the intake of renewables in the houses by picking the time intervals during which the CO2 content of Grid's electricity is the lowest, thus creating demand for green electrical energy otherwise curtailed. This, on the other side, reduces homes' demand at peak times and therefore the need for inefficient, carbon-intensive peak generation.

RED WoLF houses adapt automatically to the Power Grid with no intervention required from dwellers. Our Hybrid Storage System is being implemented in 100 Pilot houses in France (Neolia Pilot in Montbeliard, Doubs, and Bretagne Habitat Sud's Pilot in Plumelin and St-Philibert in Morbihan); UK (Oldham Borough Council and First Choice Homes Oldham Pilots in Greater Manchester); Ireland (Cork City Council's and Carbery Housing Association's Pilots in County Cork); and Luxembourg (Pilot owned by Energiepark Reiden).

Besides the original 6M€ grant to achieve the above goals, the RED WoLF Partnership has been awarded additional funds (1.3M€) based on the Capitalization Proposal. The goal of these new activities is to adapt the RED WoLF concept, Hybrid Storage System and governing algorithms to large educational buildings. Two Pilots are being created: Caedmon Hall, on the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University, UK and the Digital Manufacturing Futures Centre in Sligo, Ireland.

You can learn more about the Partner Organizations and their staff on RED WoLF in the Partners page. The News and Events Sections, as well as Twitter and LikedIn can update you on our progress. 

The RED WoLF Partnership is deeply grateful to Interreg NWE for continued help and support.

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