UPGRID

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Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid
UPGRID is a project under the European H2020 program that relies on 19 partners from 7 European countries, and 4 demonstrators (Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Poland) supported by different transversal work packages that define the demo scope and analyse their results and impacts based on the project objectives. It involves partners with different expertise in the energy field: DSOs, equipment manufacturers and research centres. UPGRID project proposes an open, standardised and integral improvement of the LV/MV (mainly LV) grid addressing the constraints and needs of the more relevant actors.

ATENEA Microgrid

The aim of the project is the demonstration of microgrid's feasibility and capability of storage to help for RES integration at distribution level. The facility integrates different generation systems (RES & Conventional), diverse energy storages and loads (real & programmable) and the plant can be used as ESS test bench by manufacturers. The energy management software CeMOS® has been developed to simulate, control and operate the plant and the whole system is part of the methodology to design and develop microgrids proposed by CENER.

NOBEL GRID

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New Cost Efficient Business Models for Flexible Smart Grids
Nobel Grid objective is to provide new tools and ICT services for all actors of the electricity distribution grid and retail market, providing more secure and stable Smart Grids and cleaner and affordable energy. Nobel Grid began on January 1, 2015, and is planned to have a duration of 42 months.

ORIRIS

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Optimización de la Supervisión Inteligente de la Red de dIStribución
OSIRIS is an innovation project to develop knowledge, tools and new equipment to optimize the supervision of the smart grid we are deploying in the Spanish Smart Meter roll out. Objectives: -Maximize the functionalities, benefits and data from the Smart Grids deployed. -Ensure that the communication network built on top of the electrical network is working properly in order to monitor the electrical network itself. -Identify and minimize the root causes that provoke communication malfunctioning and errors. -Early identification of losses of supply in MV-LV networks to increase the quali

SMARTSPACES

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Saving Energy in Europe’s Public Buildings Using ICT
In SMARTSPACES, ICT-based services for public buildings have been evaluated across Europe. Almost 600 buildings were equipped with the ICT-solution. The services are designed to evaluate the impact on overall energy consumption in public buildings (non-residential). Energy efficiency investments are a cost-effective means for decreasing energy consumption, reducing energy bills and reducing the likelihood for energy poverty. The SMARTSPACES solution offers Energy Management (EMS) and energy Decision Support and Awareness services (EDSS). The solution is based on ICT and smart metering.

BECA

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Balanced European Conservation Approach – ICT services for resource saving in social housing
The BECA project designed, developed and piloted new solutions to enable sustained reductions in energy consumption across European social housing. This was accomplished by providing usable ICT-based services for Energy Management (EMS) and Energy Decision Support Service (EDSS) directly to tenants as well as to social housing staff. The project achieved 15% savings for heating, 11% for cold water and 17% for hot water. Savings amount to 570MWh which equals 177 tons of CO2 per year. Financial pay-off is achieved by most stakeholders during the first 3 years.

ICE-WISH

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Demonstrating through Intelligent Control (smart metering, wireless technology, cloud computing, and user-oriented display information), Energy and Water wastage reductions In European Social Housing
The objective of this demonstration project is to design, integrate and pilot an innovative solution for social housing, using mature and interactive ICT, to enable sustained reductions of energy and water consumption of at least 15% below the current practice, without compromising living conditions, across 300 social dwellings in 10 European countries, with latitudes ranging from 56oN to 38oN.

ADVANCED

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Active Demand Value ANd Consumers Experiences Discovery
Leveraging on the empirical data and lessons learnt in real Active Demand (AD) experiences, the overall objective of the project is to develop actionable frameworks enabling residential, commercial and industrial consumers to participate in AD. Furthermore, the benefits of AD for the key stakeholders and the inherent impacts on the electricity systems considering its potential contribution to system stability and efficiency are to be quantified taking different scenarios into account.

REserviceS

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Economic grid support from variable renewables
REserviceS has provided technical and economic guidelines and recommendations for the design of a European market for ancillary services, as well as for future network codes within the Third Liberalisation Package. Services like controlling the frequency and voltage, as well as reserves, provided to transmission and distribution system operators are an essential part of ensuring the safe and efficient operation of electricity grids.

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