Hub Sessions

Hub Sessions

H2020: EU Research and Innovation

The vision of the Energy Union put forward by the European Commission in February 2015 is of an integrated continent-wide energy system where strong, innovative and competitive companies can develop the industrial products and technology needed to deliver energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. Citizens should be able to take ownership of the transition and participate actively in the market. Both the Energy Union and the Digital Single Market focus on tangible benefits for the consumer.

With the strong belief that innovation is an investment in our future, the European Commission is supporting via Horizon 2020 - the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever – breakthrough close to market projects in the area of Smart Grids and Energy Storage, which have the potential to contribute to a successful digitally supported energy transition.To complement individual project's work, the BRIDGE initiative offers a discussion forum to the currently running Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage projects, to create a structured view on cross-cutting issues which are encountered by the projects and might constitute obstacles to innovation.

Thu 05 Oct 10:00 to 11:00

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Moderator:

Rowena McCappin
Project Director
Lola Alacreu
Senior project manager

Speakers:

Furong Li
Professor, Director, Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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Panel: Key ingredients to enable new business models

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Thu 05 Oct 11:00 to 11:20

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Speakers:

Marie Latour
Lead Coordinator

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INTENSYS4EU: INTegrated ENergy SYStem, a Pathway FOR Europe

The INTENSYS4EU (INTegrated ENergy SYStem, a pathway for EUrope) project is a coordination and support Action group supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The overarching goals of the INTENSYS4EU project are two-fold: To support the further integration of innovative solutions in view of hosting 45% of variable renewables by 2030 while operating the energy system in a safe, stable and secure way; and to extend the existing Research and Innovation roadmaps through permanent and direct interactions with the impacted energy system stakeholders and all the Member States in view of validating the portfolio of innovative solutions via appropriate funding mechanisms.
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Thu 05 Oct 11:20 to 11:40

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Speakers:

Andrea Rossi
Head of Energy & Transport Market

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H2020 inteGRIDy project

H2020 inteGRIDy project aims at connecting novel emerging smartgrid services, technologies and mechanisms through the use of a replicable Cross-functional Modular Platform (CMP).
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Thu 05 Oct 11:40 to 12:00

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Speakers:

Lola Alacreu
Senior project manager

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NobelGrid: Smart energy for people.

NOBEL GRID shares the benefits of the Smart Grid in a fair, sustainable and efficient way, promoting collective schemes and local communities’ initiatives.
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Thu 05 Oct 12:00 to 12:20

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GOFLEX - Business Models demonstrated in a cellular energy system based on 100% renewables

GOFLEX supports the cellular bottom-up approach: On the first level, each prosumer and each microgrid tries to achieve a balance between generation and consumption. On the next level local energy retailers act as virtual power plant operators who try to achieve a balance between local generation and consumption. The TSO in this model has rather the role of an insurance, if the mechanism fails.  The key question is, apart from how to get enough local generation capacity, how can such a system collect enough flexibility to be stable and how can the local DSO benefit from it.   
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Thu 05 Oct 12:20 to 12:40

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Speakers:

Roberto González Sainz-Maza
European Smart Grid Projects Manager

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UPGRID, proven solutions for operating present and future LV networks. Evaluation and opportunities

Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage (LV) and medium voltage distribution grid] project is developing and validating solutions to enable the implementation of advanced functionalities over existing technology, to form a truly integrated intelligent system to be ready for operating the grid of the future. With this project an improvement in the monitoring and controllability of LOW Voltage and medium voltage grids is expected, in order to handle the technical challenges associated with the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), as end-users get closer to the energy system (e.g. increase consumer participation in the market). To achieve all this UPGRID relies on four big demonstrators which are in operation now and reporting useful information. UPGRID is a HORIZON 2020 EC funded project.
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Thu 05 Oct 12:40 to 13:00

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Elsa: Energy Storage based on 2nd Life Batteries - 6 Pilots in 4 EU-Countries

The presentation will focus first on how the project Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA) brings distributed storage solutions to maturity. The project’s objective is to enable their integration into the energy system and their commercial use. ELSA addresses existing development needs by combining 2nd life batteries with an innovative local ICT-based Energy Management System in order to provide a low-cost, scalable and easy-to-deploy battery energy storage system. Decentralised small- and medium-size energy storage systems provide much greater operating flexibility than today’s energy systems. They ensure a reliable energy supply for buildings and districts and thus enable the integration of a high share of intermittent renewable energy sources. 
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