UBITECH ENERGY, as the technical coordinator of the project, presented the progress of the project and the way forward.

UBITECH ENERGY is at the forefront of developing the Autonomous District Decision Support Toolbox and orchestrating the integration of EVELIXIA’s entire Service Layer.

D-HYDROFLEX partners met for the second plenary meeting in Valladolid, Spain, on April 17th and 18th to discuss the progress of the project and exchange more ideas on different topics related to hydropower flexibility and digitalization. The meeting was hosted by the CARTIF and resulted in two days of fruitful discussions between experts of different fields.
UBITECH ENERGY, as the technical coordinator of the project, presented the progress of the project for the first 6months and the way forward. Also, UBITECH ENERGY presented the results of the analysis carried out regarding the regulatory barriers and existing incentives in flexibility provision in D-HYDROFLEX demonstration countries, the assessment of flexibility potential within D-HYDROFLEX demonstration HPPs, as well as the initial list of technoeconomic, environmental and sustainability requirements analysis that will form the base for the D-HYDROFLEX Hydropower 4.0 toolkit conceptualization.
Moreover, UBITECH ENERGY organised in the context of the meeting a workshop aiming to identify the challenges and new technological opportunities related to the activties of the project.

UBITECH ENERGY leads the WP2 efforts, that focuses on Energy and ICT system analysis. On the first day we presented the progress and milestones achieved in these 6 first months. A key achievement was the successful submission of D2.1 ECOEMPOWER Energy-ICT platform specifications and energy communities use cases.

UBITECH ENERGY participated in the 3rd General Assembly of THUMBS UP project in Messina hosted by CNR ITAE, on 20th and 21st of February 2024,  with representatives from all 20 partners.

THUMBS UP aims to develop and demonstrate thermal energy storage (TES) at daily (based on environmental friendly PCM) and weekly level (based on TCM sorption technology) solutions to be easily integrated in EU buildings (both connected and not-connected to DHN) to increase their energy efficiency as well as to exploit Power-to-Heat (PtH) approaches also to make EU Buildings as grid flexibility actors. THUMBS UP wants to overcome all the limits of stateof-the-art building-integrated PCM and TCM TES technologies, increasing TES energy density and reducing CAPEX. THUMBS UP innovates at different levels, from modelling to materials and enhance heat exchanger solutions, targeting demonstration at TRL 7.

Within THUMBS UP UBITECH ENERGY leads the exploitation strategy of the project and agreements between the partners and coordinates the BRIDGE activities.

RAIDO is a powerful framework solution designed to develop trustworthy and green artificial intelligence (AI). Trustworthy AI focuses on ensuring the reliability, safety, and unbiased optimization and deployment of AI systems, particularly in critical applications such as healthcare, farming, energy, and robotics.

In January 2024, the Horizon Europe project ODEON started its mission to revolutionise the Green and Digital Energy transition through the creation of an inclusive ecosystem of stakeholders characterized by the integration of a mesh of Data, Intelligence, Service, and Market flows. ODEON enables the resilient operation of the energy system considering the increased integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the effective orchestration of flexibility from assets residing at the edges of the system. With a budget of 22,56 M€ allocated over four years, the project represents a significant stride toward a sustainable, secure, and competitive energy supply. Coordinated by ETRA, ODEON is set to make an impact with a consortium of 34 partners from thirteen European countries.

ODEON aims to promote connectivity, interoperability, and seamless data exchange between different stakeholders in the energy sector, prioritising privacy, and data protection. It advocates for increased investment in electricity grids to facilitate a smarter and more resilient energy system, alongside accelerated deployment of digital solutions. Additionally, it focuses on empowering consumers, especially those vulnerable or with low digital skills, to participate in the energy transition while protecting them against high energy prices online as they are currently off-line. ODEON underscores the importance of enhancing cybersecurity, addressing the energy consumption of digital technologies, and promoting greater efficiency and circularity. Ultimately, it seeks to establish a coordinated EU-wide approach to drive green and digital energy transition.

To achieve these goals, ODEON provides a set of five innovations for transforming the energy sector. It introduces a reference Federated Energy Data Spaces implementation that facilitates the integration of the value chain around energy, employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) for efficiency, and ensures network resilience for DSOs. But also, it supports cost reduction and autonomy for Local Energy Communities (LECs)/Aggregators and enables transparent energy transactions for prosumers through tailored marketplaces.

ODEON showcases its innovation through five large-scale demonstrators in Greece, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, and France. The demonstrators involve a diverse range of energy sources, networks, IoT infrastructure, systems, and assets, which are implemented across heterogeneous, climatic, geographic, and socio-economic conditions and sizes. This diversity facilitates replicability, scale-up, and eventual market launch after the project ends.

Thanks to these efforts, ODEON could help revolutionise the energy system through its Cloud-Edge Data and Intelligence technology, fostering inclusivity and collective intelligence to drive decarbonisation and resilience of the energy system. By empowering citizens, prosumers, and LECs, ODEON promotes effective engagement while leveraging data from diverse energy actors to enhance grid management and facilitate the integration of RES, ultimately reducing CO2 emissions. Finally, through increased data availability and transparency, ODEON establishes a new economy around energy data exchange, ensuring interoperability and trust across the energy value chain.

 

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UBITECH ENERGY participated in the KoM of THUNDER project hosted in Genoa, Italy in 30th to 31st of January 2024

THUNDER project aims to overcome existing barriers hampering the wide adoption of waste heat from Data Centres. To support the efficiency of DC heat recovery the storage systems and their flexibility are important. THUNDER solutions stretch across the value chain (datacentre, innovative storage providers, heat pump providers, and district energy company operators) and will be validated in field conditions at a Demo Site in Bulgaria.

UBITECH ENERGY’s role in this project is to:

  • contribute to WP1, WP4, WP5, WP6
  • assist in the definition of the monitoring plan for the operational stage of the Demo
  • support the WP2 and WP7 activities