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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-07-2014 | Award Amount: 3.87M | Year: 2015

P2P-SmartTest project investigates and demonstrates a smarter electricity distribution system integrated with advanced ICT, regional markets and innovative business models. It will employ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) approaches to ensure the integration of demand side flexibility and the optimum operation of DER and other resources within the network while maintaining second-to-second power balance and the quality and security of the supply. The proposed project will built upon extensive experience of the consortium on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), especially ICT for the Energy Sector, Smart Grids including Distributed Energy Resources (DER) integration, MicroGrids, CELLs, Virtual Power Plants etc., power system economics, electricity markets and business models. The project comprises of 7 work packages (WP), of which 5 are technical WPs. Apart from project management (WP1) and dissemination and exploitation (WP7) the P2P-SmartTest project defines and demonstrates the suitable business models (WP2) for peer-to-peer based distributed smart energy grids, quantify the value from significantly increased system interaction and integration, and assess the required development in ICT and power networks in conjunction with commercial and regulatory frameworks to enable P2P trading realising its full potential. WP3 shall develop and demonstrate the distributed wireless ICT solutions capable of offloading the required traffic of different applications of energy trading, network optimization, AMR data and real-time network control to name a few. In WP4 the optimization mechanisms of energy flows in P2P context shall be defined, as well as market design solutions. To properly operate distributed network, WP5 shall integrate the necessary network operation functions for resilient distribution system operation. The results of WPs 2-5 will be integrated to demonstration and validation environment in WP 6 to provide real-life results of distributed energy system designs.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SCC-01-2015 | Award Amount: 29.25M | Year: 2016

The objective of REPLICATE is to demonstrate Smart City technologies in energy, transport and ICT in districts in San Sebastia, Florence and Bristol addressing urban complexity and generate replication plans in other districts and in follower cities of Essen, Nilufer and Lausanne. Main challenges for cities are to increase the overall energy efficiency, to exploit better local resources in terms of energy supply and demand side measures. For successful implementation of Smart City technologies two main elements are considered: - Cities are the customer: considering local specificities in integrated urban plans and the need to develop monitoring systems to extract conclusions for replication. - Solutions must be replicable, interoperable and scalable. REPLICATE considers also the complexity of cities, the tangible benefits for citizens, the financial mechanisms and the new business models. The 3 pillars implemented in the pilots with the engagement of citizens, private actors and authorities are: - Low energy districts: cost-effective retrofitting, new constructive techniques with optimal energy behaviour and high enthalpy RES in residential buildings. Include also efficient measures in public and residential buildings: ICT tools, PV, shading or natural ventilation; district heating is demonstrated hybridising local biomass, recovered heat and natural gas. - Integrated Infrastructure: deployment of ICT architecture, from internet of things to applications, to integrate the solutions in different areas. Smart Grids on electricity distribution network to address the new challenges, connecting all users: consumers, producers, aggregators and municipality. Intelligent lighting will allow automated regulation of the amount of light and integration of IP services via PLC. - Urban mobility: sustainable and smart urban bus service, electric urban bike transport, 3-wheeler delivery and transport services, deployment of EV charging infrastructures and ICT tools.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2011.5&6.2-1 | Award Amount: 11.86M | Year: 2012

The project objective is to demonstrate the concept of the second generation oxyfuel combustion that reduce significantly (50%) the overall efficiency penalty of CO2 capture into power plants, from approximately 12 to 6 efficiency points. One of the main drawbacks of CCS is the additional energy used for operation. This energetic penalty reduces the power plant efficiency, and increases the cost of electricity and the use of resources (mainly fossil fuels but also water, raw materials and additional equipment). The reduction of the parasitic losses associated with CCS is a major challenge in the next years. The concept focuses on one of the most important recommendations of the ZEPs report for the deployment of CCS in the European Union (EU): the use of higher O2 concentrations in oxyfuel combustion reducing the flue gas recirculation and energy penalty. The use of higher oxygen concentration has important advantages: lower boiler size (CAPEX and OPEX cost), improved possibilities to take advantage of high temperature energy and process integration, the reduction of flue gas recirculation and improved system flexibility. However to achieve this objective is necessary to demonstrate and analyze the effect of high oxygen concentrations in combustion performance, fuel flexibility, controllability of solid looping within the boiler, material performance, the effects on carbon procession unit and, depending on the results obtained in the demonstration tests, how to use-integrate-optimize the energy/heat from different parts of the process to obtain a reduction of the overall penalty caused by CCS. The project is going to deals with this challenge. The project technical leaders are Foster Wheeler Energia Oy and Air Liquide, the demonstration facility is CIUDEN and the utility is Endesa Generacin.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: ICT-2013.1.8 | Award Amount: 8.15M | Year: 2014

INCENSe project aims to foster innovation and high tech employment in the European Energy Sector by developing a cross border initiative which will become the main reference point in the acceleration of CleanTech services and will spark the take-up of the Generic & Specific Enablers developed by FI-PPP ecosystem, under the umbrella of the FINESCE & FISPACE projects.To this end, INCENSe project will organize an open and transparent Champions Competition at european level to select up to 42 SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs [WEs] eager to develop innovative internet-based services and applications in CleanTech field.The INCENSe consortium joints efforts of two best-in-class existing acceleration initiatives in the Energy field (ENEL LAB and ACCELERACE), which have decided to share their knowledge to rapidly connect to existing communities of innovative SMEs and WEs. This knowledge is complemented with the industrial vision of the sector, ENDESA, the link with FI-PPP Programme assured by ENEL participation in the FINSENY project, and the FUNDINGBOXs experience in public funding procurement and on-line social tools. The complementary skills of the partners will guarantee a transparent selection process, while fulfilling industry requirements and a geo-coverage based on the the embeddedness of the consortium within the European Energy ecosystem. The winners will receive a non reinbusable EU funding award (150.000), whilst providing a unique opportunity in developing their product/services by leveraging on some of the worlds most advanced digital infrastructures (Malaga Smart City, Enel Research Center in Italy and Next Step City in Demark) and developing their commercial strategy having access to impressive network of more than 65 million customers in more than 40 countries. Additionally winners will have potential access to an Extended Investment provided by project partners (Enel Lab and Accelerace) at their sole discretion, which could contribute to generate up to 150% multiplicative effect of the EU Funds.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-07-2014 | Award Amount: 19.12M | Year: 2015

Four major Distribution System Operators (in Italy, France, Spain and Sweden) with smart metering infrastructure in place, associated with electricity retailers, aggregators, software providers, research organizations and one large consumer, propose five large-scale demonstrations to show that the deployment of novel services in the electricity retail markets (ranging from advanced monitoring to local energy control, and flexibility services) can be accelerated thanks to an open European Market Place for standardized interactions among all the electricity stakeholders, opening up the energy market also to new players at EU level. The proposed virtual environment will empower real customers with higher quality and quantity of information on their energy consumptions (and generation in case of prosumers), addressing more efficient energy behaviours and usage as through advanced energy monitoring and control services. Accessibility of metering data, close to real time, made available by DSOs in a standardized and non-discriminatory way to all the players of electricity retail markets (e.g. electricity retailers, aggregators, ESCOs and end consumers), will facilitate the emergence of new markets for energy services, enhancing competitiveness and encouraging the entry of new players, benefitting the customers. Economic models of these new services will be proposed and assessed. Based on the five demonstrations, while connecting with parallel projects funded at EU or national levels on novel services provision, the dissemination activities will support the preparation of the Market Place exploitation strategies, as well as the promotion of the use cases tested during the demonstration activities.

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