Renewable energies set higher demands to system resilience and flexibility, as we deal with intermittent energy resources, and it is oftentimes produced locally in the distribution grid. New system infrastructure is very expensive, urging for better use of existing infrastructure in conjunction with new inexpensive technologies.

INVADE seeks to solve these issues by combining already existing technologies into a new framework. At the core is a cloud-based flexibility management system integrated with electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries empowering energy storage to increase the share of renewables in the smart grid. Additionally, smart control of domestic appliances will aid in daily load-balancing.

Combining physical batteries with existing data technology will open new marketplaces to trade energy and energy services, which in turn will provide the end-users with better services. Distribution operators will also benefit from this by being able to manage better their resources, and discover patterns in the power consumption, all made possible by the latest technology within big data analytics.

The project will integrate the platform with existing infrastructure and systems at pilot sites in Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Norway and the Netherlands, and validate it through mobile, distributed and centralized use cases in the distribution grid–in large-scale demonstrations.

Novel business models and extensive exploitation activities will be able to tread the fine line between maximizing profits for a full chain of stakeholders and optimizing social welfare, while contributing to the standardization and regulation policies for the European energy market.

Coordinator

SMART INNOVATION NORWAY AS

Partners

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA-CITCEA, NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, ESMART SYSTEMS AS, badenova AG & Co. KG, ALBENA AD, Schneider Electric Norge AS, LYSE AS, ESTABANELL Y PAHISA ENERGIA SA, STICHTING ELAADNL, GREENFLUX ASSETS B.V.