1st Cassandra Workshop

Coventry, UK
11 September, 2013


Effective demand side energy management through small scale consumer modelling:
Theory, tools and pilot cases.

In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE-2013)
Sept. 11-13, 2013 (

Aim and Scope

The goal of the first CASSANDRA workshop is to present the results of ongoing research, development and evaluation of the CASSANDRA project and interact with potential users and illustrate how different stakeholders of the energy market can benefit from the CASSANDRA open source decision support platform.

CASSANDRA is a research project that develops a platform for the realistic modelling of the energy market stakeholders, also involving small-scale consumers. CASSANDRA provides users with the ability to test and benchmark working scenarios that can affect system operation and company/environmental policies at different levels of abstraction, starting from a basic level (single consumer) and shifting up to large consumer areas and segments of the power system.

The workshop will consist of three parts:

Part I – Cassandra Presentation

·         Presentation of the basic theoretical concepts and modelling aspects of the platform

·         Outline of the platform’s operation and main features

Part II – Interaction with Users

Interaction and presentations with members of the CASSANDRA Network of Interest, currently consisting of a diverse group of organisations active in the energy market, from technology and metering solutions providers, to utilities, aggregators and policy makers. Members of the CASSANDRA NoI will demonstrate their business cases and the accomplished or potential benefits from using the CASSANDRA modelling platform.

Part III – Platform Demonstration and Pilot Cases

·         Demonstration of the platform






CASSANDRA is financed by the Seventh Framework Research Programme of the European Commission (FP7)

More on the Cassandra Project at www.cassandra-fp7.eu/

Presentations on the deployment of the platform to three pilot cases
a.   A large commercial centre near Milan, Italy
b.   A multi-residential building in Luleå, Sweden, and
c.   A lighting product benchmarking pilot at Coventry University, UK.