The ACCEPT Citizen Digital Twin consists of three sub-components, namely
- the occupancy profiling,
- the thermal comfort profiling and
- the electric vehicle profiling components
It enables energy communities and other market actors to estimate and forecast energy consumption in a more accurate manner through the understanding of the causal relationships that drive energy usage at the particular residence, rather than just forecasting based on past historical evidence and crude adjustments.
Comfort profiles are treating residents as dynamically interacting entities within their environment enabling appropriate asset control. The modelcaptures all aspects of energy-related behaviour and preferences of the citizen in his residence, spanning all relevant assets and residential activities per instance. This includes personal preferences on indoor thermal and visual comfort, residential activities with a strong footprint on energy consumption (e.g. hot water usage, etc.) and EV charging patterns that represent mobility preferences and requirements.