In January 2017, imec and the DERlab members KU Leuven and VITO as research partners of EnergyVille, have signed a collaboration agreement with ENGIE Benelux, ENGIE Labs network.
With the complementary technical skills and state-of-the art measuring and testing equipment available at EnergyVille and the several ENGIE Labs, this cooperation is an important step towards developing new and innovative solutions for the energy market.
Click here for the original press release by VITO.
Celebrating its 75th birthday in 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wishes to build further creative collaboration with partners and clients. Having identified five topics that guide their work in the long term, VTT is now looking for forward-thinking companies to host innovation challenges around these topics.
One of the topics is dedicated to climate and energy transition: “Climate action – Clean energy for the future”. VTT fosters novel technologies and digitalisation as opportunities to support systemic energy transformation.
Find out more about this collaboration opportunity here.
With the goal to develop, deploy and evaluate advanced tools and ICT services for distribution system operators (DSOs) and electric cooperatives, the Nobel Grid project aims to facilitate active consumer involvement and market flexibility.
The project considers new demand response schemas and new business models for aggregators, energy service companies and the integration of distributed renewable energy production.
Recently Nobel Grid has publicised its latest developments by making all public reports available online. These comprise a wide range of crucial topics:
- Requirements and use cases definition in Nobel Grid
- Energy policies and market
- Smart grid architecture
- Unbundled smart meter concept and smart home infrastructure developed in Nobel Grid
- Tools developed in the project for the distribution grid, aggregators and the end user
The deliverables are available on the Nobel Grid website.
Starting in January 2017, DNV GL covers various power system and energy transition topics within the frame of their new DNV GL Talks Energy podcast series.
Electrification, rise of renewables and new technologies - supported by more data and IT systems, are transforming the power system. Join DNV GL each week for discussions on these changes with guests from around the industry.
Taking place in Bad Staffelstein (DE) on 8-10 March, 2017, the 32nd Symposium Photovoltaic Solar Energy will gather experts in the field to cover crucial PV and renewable energy related topics, such as
- PV system technology
- Market development
- Sector coupling power and heat
- Grid integration
- PV installation
- Energy meteorology / simulation
- Digitalisation of the energy industry: Opportunities and risks
- Discussion on the Climate Change Conference in Paris
Besides panel discussions, the event will also include poster presentations. Further information is available here.
You can find the full programme of the symposium and register here.
In January 2017, Carbon Co-Op started installing smart meter extension (SMX) devices within the Nobel Grid project. The first building SMX is installed at is a business centre forming part of the Lancaster Cohousing development.
The whole development is supplied by a private microgrid connected to the wider electricity grid via its own substation and as such provides an excellent test bed for Nobel Grid. The co-operative tenants are interested in maximising the use of generated electricity on site and avoiding peak demand charges in order to maximise income from their renewable assets but are also keen to investigate the supply of excess clean renewable energy to other local users connected on the local public electricity grid.
A low-cost extended smart meter extension (SMX) for the prosumers is one of four different elements newly developed in the project. It serves as a pivot point for data transmission, handles wide-area networks access to the prosumer’s local area components, serves as a firewall for the prosumer, and allows for extension with third-party smart home applications.
You can find out more about the installations in the original news piece and more about the Nobel Grid project on the project website.
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