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The Stockholm demonstrator has a particular emphasis on user engagement mechanisms, with novel approaches and evaluation methods to overcome the household engagement barrier associated with demand side management programs. Beyond the demand side management programs, grid-side solutions such as forecasting signals and smart substations will be deployed and evaluated in Stockholm.

The Stockholm demonstrator spans two eco-districts in Stockholm, Stockholm Royal Seaport and Hammarby Sjöstad. The Stockholm Royal Seaport demonstrator includes 150 apartments with highly sub-metered and automated apartments where the main engagement mechanisms are feedback, automation, and comfort. The Hammarby Sjöstad demonstrator is based on 50 regular apartments that are a part of a bottom-up citizen initiative spanning 44 housing associations, where the demand-side intervention is based on behavioral demand response. In this case, the engagement mechanism is to provide feedback in the context of a local social network aimed at increasing local identity, trust and safety.


The Stockholm will demonstrate a number of smart grid solutions spanning: smart substations, smart homes forecasting signals, conventional and conextualized feeback mechanisms, big energy data analytics, and the evaluation of environmental and behavioral outcomes of the deployed solutions.

As such the three objectives for the demonstrator are:

  • » 1. Develop a European demonstrator site Stockholm that develops and showcases smart grid technologies along the value chain spanning from smarter substations, forecasting models, and user-engaging feedback mechanisms.

  • » 2. Industrial R&D on smart substations with regards to LV distribution system management and communication with customer and household meters, to increase TRL of systems by demonstrating and validating grid solutions.

  • » 3. Large-scale demonstration and industrial research and development on demand side management programs engaged households, by providing energy forecasts that facilitate home automation and better decisions. This demonstration includes feedback mechanisms in a local social context that aim to arrive at a significantly higher and longer lasting load shifting potential compared to traditional smart home feedback mechanisms.

Work to be developed

In order to achieve these objectives, the Stockholm demonstration partners need to further design and validate the solutions, and implement proper evaluation plans for each measure. As such this work entails:

  • » Deploying and evaluating smart sub-stations

  • » Implementing Price Signals

  • » Developing Project-Specific KPI’s on User Engagement

  • » Evaluating Economic, Environmental, and Social Impact of Smart Grid Enabled Local Social Network compared to “Top-Down” Feedback

  • » Replication Plan in other Demonstration Sites

Local Partners

Demo Lead: KTH, Urban Analytics and Transitions:

  • » Longstanding Research on Climate Benefits and Engagement Mechanisms in Smart Grids

  • » Capacity for Big Data Analytics and Calculation Engine

  • » Engineers, Mathematicians, Behavioral and Social Scientists

  • » Heading up one of the largest investments in Smart Sustainable City R&D

  • » Strong R&D portofolio, and strong academic network

  • » Strong presence in Hammarby Sjöstad and Norra Djurgårdsstaden

  • » Main role in project: WP5 Lead and Environmental analysis and evaluation of signals and feedback mechanisms

DSO: Ellevio

  • » Swedish Distribution System Operator (DSO), 0,4-130 kV network including the Stockholm area.

  • » Partner in the Stockholm Royal Seaport Smart grid project

  • » Focus areas

  • » Efficient operations, SAIDI/CAIDI

  • » Demand Response, DR, potential

  • » 7 Smart Substations in the Stockholm area

  • » Evaluating new price and environmental forecasting signals for the small customer, apartments.

  • » Main role in project: increasing TRL of forecasting signals and smart substations for higher reliability

Social Engagement Mechanism: SIM

  • » Spinn-Off Startup founded in 2015 aiming to overcome the ”Citizen Engagement Barrier” in smart cities

  • » Provides a solution for DSO’s that begins with the needs of the tenants, and provides smart grid feedback in a social context that is locally relevant, in the form of a local social network within geographical neighborhood, aimed at simplifying local life of residents, with neigbhorhood level feedback on demand response.

  • » Eight pilots planned for testing and verification throughout 2017

  • » Main role in project: Providing the social context feedback mechanism for pilots and evaluating engagement of houseulds.

EU Partners

  • » EDP Distribuição


  • » Comillas