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.

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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

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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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New press release: Municipal buildings, private households and companies are going to participate in the german pilot (in German)

Wolpertshausen municipality has recently published a press release about EMPOWER and its involvement in the project. In addition to municipal buildings, there are also private households and companies on a voluntary basis to participate in the EMPOWER project. Each participant is given access to their own energy data via an app that can be installed on the phone or a home PC.
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EMPOWER partners visit Hvaler pilot during the 3rd Consortium meeting

Hvaler, June 2016

During the 3rd Consortium meeting of EMPOWER, the project partners visited Havler (Norway), one of the three pilot sites where  the ICT platform is going to be tested. Prosumers from Hvaler pilot site showed their PV installations to be integrated into the SESP platform.


Moritz Loock appears in a new video explaining the EMPOWER project

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First EMPOWER Newsletter is now available!

The first Newsletter of the project has been published.

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EMPOWER presented to Norwegian and Danish government authorities

Copenhaguen, April 2016
The concept of local markets and EMPOWER was presented by Bernt Bremdal to Norwegian and Danish government authorities, as well as to Scandinavian energy business top managers. This included 2 ministers of energy, a few PMs, Chief of ENTSO-E, the 3 chiefs of Nordic TSOs, Nordpool and many more.

Performance of EMPOWER micro-markets presented at Imperial College

London, December 2015
Presentation by Pol Olivella, on December 2015, held in Imperial College. Summary: nowadays, the power system is evolving from centralized to distributed generation. There are different factors which provoke this change: distributed energy resources (DER) expansion, ICT technologies enabling the installation of sensors in the distribution grid, and the cost reduction of technologies like batteries, power electronics and photovoltaic panels. The proposal is to create local electricity micro-markets at distribution level to manage resources locally. Thanks to this, the future problems at distribution level due to the renewable generation could be solved locally with the management of electric vehicles, storage units and demand side management programs in a competition environment. The H2020 EMPOWER project’s partners are developing the micro-market system to deal with these situations.