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GAD Project

GAD Project

From February 2007 to December 2010 - Valencia, Spain

ICT Partners: GTD, Siemens, DIMAT, ZIV, Ericsson

Industrial Partners (energy area): Iberdrola, Grupo Gas Natural – Unión Fenosa, REE

Industrial Partners (Capital goods area): FORESIS, FAGOR, BSH, ALTRA, ORBIS

ICT Research centers: CITIC, CTTC, Cedetel, Labein-Tecnalia, Ikerlan, ICC, ITE, ITA, UAH, UMA, UPM, iiT, Universidad de Zaragoza, La Salle

  • Researching and developing tools for optimizing household electrical consumption, decreasing the electrical bill and the environmental impact.

  • Researching and developing devices for offering information to end users, about Price and origin of the energy.

  • Researching the optimization of electrical infrastructures, improving quality of supply and fostering the integration of renewable energies.


Raúl Bachiller Prieto

Project Description

GAD Project (Active and Efficient Electric Consumption Management) aimed at investigating the mechanism to optimise the electric consumption in the residential sector. The project vision was to develop solutions (hardware and software) to be used from control dispatches to client’s premises. It was intended to implement the Active Demand Management in a transparent way for end users taken into account their comfort.   The objectives were focused on:  investigating and developing tools to optimise the residential consumption, reducing the bill cost and the environmental impact; investigating and developing devices to provide information to the end client about electricity prices and the origin of the energy; investigating the optimization of the use of electric network improving the quality of service and improving the integration of DER. The project provided a series of conclusions about the process developed and the probability of implementing this system in the future. Moreover the advantages and disadvantages and expected benefices and recommendations were analysed. A prototype kitchen was developed to perform the studies.

Project Results

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