There was a presentation of the project in Brazil last year. The workshop happened at the Universidade Tuiuti on the 2ndSeptember. A partnership between Professor Luiz Correa from the school of Computer Science of the Universidade Tuiuti and Dayanne Peretti, a PhD candidate at the Engineering department at the University of Galway was made to organize a workshop for the students of Information Technology with the objective to present applied research relating the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology fields of study.
In this workshop, the focus was on presenting the REACT project Aran Pilot and the capability of applying demand response in residences. From the community engagement to the optimizations and demand response use cases planned for the residential buildings, the objective was to show the students all the aspects that may influence a project in this field and what is needed for the measurement and verification phase of any energy efficiency measure.
The students were interested in how they could apply their computer science theoretical knowledge in other disciplines, such as Electrical Engineering. There were questions about the outcomes so far and what were the challenges in this pilot, including discussions about applying artificial intelligence in the residential sector, GDPR and cyber security.
We are looking forward to more international exposure to the project in the coming months.