UBITECH ENERGY participated in the kick-off meeting of the THUMBS UP project, which was hosted by VEOLIA in Volladolid, Spain (January 19-20, 2023) and officially started on January 1st, 2023. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101096921) and the project duration is 48 months.

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.

 

UBITECH Energy, as technical coordinator of FARCROSS project, participated in one of Europe’s most relevant smart energy fairs, ENLIT in Frankfurt between 29 November and 1 December. 

ENLIT is one of the hub events throughout the year for all the players of the energy sector, bringing together 15 000 visitors and more than 700 exhibitors, not only from Europe, but also from Asia, the US and Canada.

 

 

UBITECH Energy played an active role in the hub sessions of the EU projects zone of ENLIT as  Mr. Anastasis Tzoumpas on day 2 presented the cornerstones and goals of FARCROSS, highlighting the five demonstration areas, and their expected impact on the increased cross-border power flows. – FARCROSS project will improve the cross-border electricity capacities in the South-Eastern European region by developing and testing various equipment that optimize the existing grids – he underlined in his presentation.+

Anastasis Tzoumpas took part in one of ENLIT’s next podcast episodes together with Alvaro Nofuentes, project coordinator of the Horizon2020 project TRINITY, which answered the same call back in 2019. The two projects are working together on a joint paper (publication expected in Q1 2023), therefore in the podcast they discussed the synergies and complementarities between the solutions developed in FARCROSS and TRINITY.

During the last day, the communication Work Package leader, Mrs Magda Zafeiropoulou from UBITECH Energy, visited the industrial key stakeholder’s booth to disseminate the project results.

NOVA and UBITECH ENERGY co-host the kick-off meeting in Athens, Greece (September 14-15, 2022) of the ENFLATE Innovation Action, officially started on September 1st, 2022. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101075783) and spans on the period September 2022 – August 2026.

UBITECH Energy leads the implementation of a “cybersecurity framework” for Tigon project.

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The second review of the FARCROSS H2020 Innovation Action research project with the external reviewer and the Project Officer from the EC side took place on June 21, 2022, wherein the FARCROSS consortium successfully presented the results of the work of the project during the second year of the project. The FARCROSS project aims to connect major stakeholders of the energy value chain and demonstrate integrated hardware and software solutions that will facilitate the “unlocking” of the resources for cross-border electricity flows and regional cooperation. The project will promote state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the exploitation/capacity/efficiency of transmission grid assets, either on the generation or the transmission level.

UBITECH Energy research group, as the project’s technical coordinator, presented the project’s progress towards its technical and operational objectives, as well as a summary of the project’s achievements so far. During the review, videos from the FARCROSS demos were displayed. The reviewer and the PO provided some interesting feedback and recommendations for future work.

UBITECH Energy (UBE) participated successfully in the 1st technical review meeting of the OneNet H2020 project.  Mr. Anastasis Tzoumpas, as the WP2 leader, presented the main achievements conducted in the context of the first 18 months of the project. Specifically, he presented the advancements regarding the products and services definition in support of OneNet, which aim to set the basis of the work to be done in the OneNet project. During his presentation, an overview of the market solutions and digital platforms that were presented so far in the EU pilot projects was given, along with the European policy frameworks,  and business use cases (BUCs) proposed in the OneNet project. These products and BUCs will strongly engage the consumers to maximize the flexibility resources that the grid operators can use to meet the clean energy challenges. The differences among EU markets were reviewed and specific priorities for KPIs, Scalability and Replicability of OneNet solutions were devised to enable the pan-EU integration of these new services and products digitally procured for system operation.

UBITECH Energy participates as a Task leader in Integrated System Operation, Open IT Architecture and Reference IT Implementation for OneNet in close collaboration with the project consortium.

UBITECH Energy (UBE) participated successfully in the 1st technical review meeting of the IANOS H2020 project.  Mr. Anastasis Tzoumpas, as the WP3 leader, presented the achievements conducted in the context of the first 18 months of the project. Specifically, he presented the technical advancements regarding the materialization of a concrete energy planning and decision-making toolkit (IEPT suite), which aims to assist the energy transition of geographical islands. Different components were developed in this time period: a dedicated web platform for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)/ Life Cost Cycle (LCC) studies,  an equity crowdfunding tool, tool for power system modelling and simulation, and a tool that conducts Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

UBITECH Energy participates at OneNet Open Days as a moderator for the Eastern cluster session that will take place on 27 June online from 14.00 – 15.30 CEST.