EMPOWER project in German press

As a result of the visit of a group of German journalists to Smart Innovation Norway and to the EMPOWER pilot site Hvaler, 3 publications have been released.

VDI Nachrichten (German Engineers Association News) has recently published an article about electric vehicles in Norway and about EMPOWER, with special emphasis in the Hvaler pilot site:

PRESS VDI Nachrichten 27 Januar – Halden in the German Engineering News red

Erneuerbare Energien (Renewable Energies) has also released a publication with focus on electric mobility and EMPOWER project. Hvaler pilot site also appears in it:

Erneuerbare Energien 01-2017 – Norwegen Smart Meters – EV Vorreiter_red

Silicon.de explains the Internet of Thins (IoT) in Norway and also mentions its application in Hvaler pilot site:

Norwegen auf dem Weg zum IoT-Musterland


EMPOWER H2020 appears in Barcelona Local TV: Betevé

Barcelona Televisió (Betevé) visited CITCEA-UPC and recorded some of the activities of the Research Group in the field of renewable energies integration and smart grids. The video was broadcasted in the programme called DEUWATTS.

EMPOWER H2020 was briefly explained and the laboratory scaled platform where some of the project tests are being performed was shown.

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EMPOWER H2020 announced in 3rd BRIDGE Newsletter

UPC, April 2017

EMPOWER H2020 project main findings up to April 2017 appear reflected in the 3rd BRIDGE Newsletter.
Bridge is a cooperation group composed of all LCE 6-10 projects funded under Horizon 2020. The aim of this group is to foster continuous dialogue between the different projects and to enable the exchange of non-confidential reports, experience and key learnings. To facilitate this, four working groups have been established: Regulation, Data Management, Consumer Engagement and Business Models.

Download the 3rd BRIDGE Newsletter here


EMPOWER H2020 explained to ENDESA

UPC, Thursday 30th March 2017, at 15:00 h

The Endesa Chair on Energy Innovation (Cátedra Endesa Red de Innovación Energética, CERIEN) and CITCEA-UPC agreed on  the roadmap for the next years on the last meeting held on Thursday 30th March in ETSEIB-UPC School. During the meeting, EMPOWER H2020 project was explained and CITCEA-UPC microgrid was shown.

 

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2nd Newsletter is now available

From EMPOWER H2020 project, “Local Electricity Retail Markets For Prosumer Smart Grid Power Services”, we are pleased to announce the release of the 2nd project Newsletter.

It explains the insights of the project, the steps taken so far, the recent events organized inside the project and how to receive more information of the project evolution.

The second Newsletter of the project has been published.

+ download it here

2nd TAG meeting held in UPC, Barcelona

UPC, Thursday 26th January 2017, at 16:00 h

The 2nd Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting was held in Barcelona, in the ETSEIB School (UPC) on Thursday 26th January 2017, after the Symposium “Local energy markets: dream or facta”.

The TAG meeting started analysing the status of the work packages related to Business models, the ICT platform and the Pilot sites deployment. Next, a debate took place based on the feedback of TAG members.

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EMPOWER TAG meeting was held in the so-called Schneider Room of the Electrical Engineering Department of ETSEIB (UPC).


 

WEBINAR: Micro-markets and EMPOWER project presented by Pol Olivella

Pol Olivella (representing Smart Innovation Norway AS and  CITCEA-UPC), presented his vision on micro-markets on a webinar organized by InnoEnergy Master’s School. Andreas Sumper, Coordinator of Msc Energy for Smart Cities, from CITCEA-UPC moderated the webinar.

What does “micro-market” mean in the energy sector? Are there new business opportunities related to them? and… Is there any current project working to encourage and enable the active participation of citizens to consume and produce energy in a local environment?


EMPOWER project dissemination in India

In the period 6-01-2017 to 10-01-2017, Dieter Hirdes, from Smart Innovation Norway AS,  presented the EMPOWER project in several meetings in Delhi.

Amongst others:

  • In a meeting with the world’s largest grid company, Powergrid
  • In a meeting with Tata Power (DSO for northern Delhi), with 10 mill. inhabitants
  • In the “Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies”  (see picture below)

Indo-Norwegian SmartGrid workshop Delhi 10.2.17

“Indo-Norwegian Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies” 10.2.17 at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi


 

EMPOWER H2020 Symposium: “Local energy markets: dream or facta”. Presentations are now available!

The Symposium was held in Barcelona, in the ETSEIB School (UPC) on Thursday 26th January 2017.

The impact of the event was very significant, as the attendance surpassed 100 people. The invited speaker was John Hodemaekers, Chairman Executive Board of USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework). His presentation dealt with the reinvention of the energy system by introducing a flexibility market connected to the traditional energy markets and addressed the need for an extended market model revolving around localised flexible energy use.

The presentations of the EMPOWER H2020 Symposium “Local energy markets: dream or facta” are now available!
The event was held in Barcelona on 26th January and addressed the energy transition being encouraged be the rise of local electricity retail markets, through the vision of industry and academia experts.

To download a specific persentation, please click its title.
The videos of the recorded sessions will be available soon!

EMPOWER project and pilots, Dieter Hirdes (SmartIO, Norway)
Universal Smart Energy Framework, John Hodemaekers (USEF, The Netherlands)
Business Models, Emmanuelle Reuter (Univ. St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Market design, Bernt Bremdal (SmartIO, Norway)
ICT plaftorm, Stig Ødegaard Ottesen (eSmart, Norway)
Architecture, Roberto Villafáfila (CITCEA-UPC, Spain)
Enabling local market technologies: V2G, B2G and IDPR, Daniel Heredero (CITCEA-UPC, Spain)

New video: The central role of business models

The central role of business models is explained by Moritz Loock, from St. Gallen University, in this video:

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EMPOWER Business Model Composer explanation

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EMPOWER concept explained

The concept behind EMPOWER project is explained in this video:

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Video with Jorgen Kildahl talk in St. Gallen 2016 Pre-Conference-Workshop “Disrupt yourself, or be disrupted!”

The latest changes in the energy sector and its future developments are analysed by Jorgen Kildahl. The installation of sensors and smart meters, in our houses, whose information, processed using big data analysis and artificial intelligence, will give rise to new players in the way we produce energy.

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EMPOWER partners visit Hvaler pilot site during the review meeting

Hvaler, September 2016

During the Review meeting of EMPOWER, the project partners visited Havler pilot site (Norway). It is now ready to test the ICT platform being developed in the project.


 

Video explaining EMPOWER project business models

Description of business models for EMPOWER project through a whiteboard animated video:

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