Local Electricity Retail Markets for Prosumer Smart Grid Power Services

This description informs about EMPOWER and provides a link to the EMPOWER homepage.

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Energy solutions for the future

The press release informs about the EMPOWER project.
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Local Electricity Retail Markets for Prosumer Smart Grid Power Services

Presentation by Dieter Hierdes on the “1st workshop on co-operation between Smart Grids and Storage H2020 projects”, held in Brussels on May 2015. The background of the EMPOWER project and the local energy markets were presented and discussed.
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The concept of prosumer

The concept of prosumer from the Empower perspective. The project and the consortium are presented in a press release published in May 2015 in CIT-UPC Newsletter.
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Fredrikstad Energie preparing for the future

Fredrikstad Energie and several other local and international business partners are engaged in an EU project in the new Horizon 2020 program. The EMPOWER project has a total budget of 50 million and will revolutionize how the energy market works. Press release published in March 2015 by FEN.
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Solar cells and wind turbines will provide power at the eastern Hvaler (in Norwegian)

In three years 40 solar stations and a number of small windmills will be deployed on Southern Sandøy. The environment project is followed with interest interest by European environmental scientists. The EU project EMPOWER has a total budget of 50 million. Article written by John Johansen, published in February 2015.
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Facilitating home owners to be able to create their own energy (in Norwegian)

Hvaler Fredrikstad Energy will, together with a number of other national and international actors, initiate a project focusing on own production of energy. The aim is to encourage small, local energy markets where the consumer produces and uses its own energy. They can also sell energy in a local community market. Article written by Hilde Erlingsen and Odd Skjerdal (NRK- Østfold), published in February 2015.
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Choose your partners wisely (in Norwegian)

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has published an article about SMARTIO and the EMPOWER project, put forward as a Norwegian success story within Horizon 2020. Newsletter by Claude R. Olsen, January 2015, published in
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New concecpts in microgrids for the distribution of electrical energy (in Spanish)

The key factors for an evolution from the classical electrical grids to Smart Grids are analysed. The particularities and advantages in terms of operation and control of microgrids are addressed. Finally, two european projects that are promoting the Smart Grid concept and the creation of electrical local markets are presented: Smart Rural Grid and EMPOWER. Article written by Francesc Girbau, Mònica Aragüés and Andreas Sumper, published in January 2015 in Automática e Instrumentación, num. 469
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The real value of Smart Grids and Microgrids (in Spanish)

The way Smart Grids affect consumers and prosumers is presented from economical, technological and social perspectives. EMPOWER project is seen as a path to enhance the potential of the Smart Grids concept. Article written by Andreas Sumper and published in January 2015 in Automática e Instrumentación, num. 469
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NCE Smart leads new €6.1M project to revolutionize the energy market

Smart Innovation Østfold AS presents the EMPOWER project objectives and consortium. Their expertise can enable the development of future energy markets adapted to the new scenario resulting from the Smart Grids evolution. Newsletter written by Dieter Hirdes, Bernt A. Bremdal and Knut H. Johansen and published in October 2014
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