Symposium “The transition to a flexible electricity market” on 11th of July, Barcelona

EMPOWER H2020 results were explained in the “The transition to a flexible electricity market” Symposium.

There is a need to find answers and propose solutions to the increasing integration of Renewable Energy Sources in the existing electricity transmission network. The subsequent technological (r)evolution is affecting the structure of the electricity markets and also the interactions between TSOs and DSOs. The symposium covered all these issues through the vision of three European projects (SmartNet, EMPOWER and INVADE) , academic experts and professionals from the electricity sector with long expertise in the subject.

The programme is available here

The whole Symposium was registered. The videos of each session are accessible:

Welcome ENDESA (Directora ENDESA Cataluña) – Isabel Buesa

Opening CITCEA-UPC – Andreas Sumper

Opening OMIE – Rodrigo Escobar

Track on Smart Net

Overview of SmartNet project. Carlos Madina (Tecnalia, Spain)

Barcelona pilot-SmartNet. DSO. Miguel Pardo (Endesa, Spain)

Barcelona pilot-SmartNet. Aggregator. David Sanchez (ONE, Spain)

Track on Flexibility Markets

Local flexibility markets: From EMPOWER to INVADE. Pol Olivella (CITCEA-UPC, Spain)

Flexibility at the TSO level. Christina Plum (ENERGINET, Denmark)

European Network Codes, a first step towards flexibility. Daniel Daví (ENDESA, Spain)

Peer to peer: Is Blockchain the solution? Andreas Sumper (CITCEA-UPC, Spain)

Hardware for flexibility. Daniel Heredero (CITCEA-UPC, Spain)

Pol Olivella, from CITCEA-UPC explaining EMPOWER H2020 results

 


EMPOWER project reaches important milestone

On Friday, June 23rd 2017, partners from Norway, Germany and Spain met at the eSmart Systems headquarters in Halden to observe a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT-test) related to the project EMPOWER.

eSmart Systems has developed a system which helps prosumers (users who also produce power) to gain a better overview of their own power consumption, and to save money by producing and storing power in a more effective and smart way. The system also permits sales of new services for power- and service providers. An important part of the delivery is flexibility management as needed for power utilities, something which can contribute to a reduced need for grid expansion.

Read the complete press release here

EMPOWER H2020 project explained in EURELECTRIC 7th June 2017

The conference “The electricity market design of the future” was organized by EURELECTRIC on 7th June.

Pol Olivella, from CITCEA-UPC, presented “Design and Operational Characteristics of Local Energy and Flexibility Markets in the Distribution Grid”. The article was co-authored by Pol Olivella-Rosell, Jayaprakash Rajasekharan, Bernt Arild Bremdal, Stig Ødegaard, Andreas Sumper and Roberto Villafafila-Robles.

The agenda of the event is available here


Coming event on 11th of July: “The transition to a flexible electricity market”

On behalf of H2020 European project SmartNet, Endesa and CITCEA-UPC are pleased to invite you to “The transition to a flexible electricity market” Symposium.

There is a need to find answers and propose solutions to the increasing integration of Renewable Energy Sources in the existing electricity transmission network. The subsequent technological (r)evolution is affecting the structure of the electricity markets and also the interactions between TSOs and DSOs. The symposium will cover all these issues through the vision of SmartNet participants, academic experts and professionals from the electricity sector with long expertise in the subject.

The programme is available here

The event will be held on Tuesday 11th of July in ENDESA: Roger de Flor 38-52, 08018, Barcelona, Spain.

Click here to register


 

EMPOWER H2020 explained in Girona Workshop “Connected buildings”

EMPOWER H2020 project was shown in the Workshop “Connected buildings”, held on 16th May in Girona, which covered topics that included self-consumption, photovoltaic generation, energy storage and electric vehicles grid integration.

The contents and presentations of the Workshop are available here (in catalan). There were more than 100 attendees, mainly from the industry.

Mònica Aragüés, presented CITCEA-UPC expertise in vehicle to grid and battery to grid and projects, like EMPOWER H2020, that are promoting distributed generation.


EMPOWER H2020 architecture model explained in MPS Conference 2017

The Architecture of EMPOWER H2020 project was explained by Andreas Sumper in Cluj-Napoca (Rumania) the 8 of June.
The paper “Architecture definition and operation testing of local electricity markets. The EMPOWER project” was accepted for oral presentation in  “2017 International Conference on Modern Power Systems (MPS)” (http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=137070)


Andreas Sumper presenting the EMPOWER architecture, developed using SGAM (Smart Grid Architecture Model).


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.

To see the programme, click here


 

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)