The BRIDGE Regulatory working group was established at the origin of the BRIDGE initiative with the objective of fostering knowledge sharing among H2020 projects affected or addressed by different regulatory aspects in the Energy domain. The Regulatory WG, as the entire BRIDGE initiative, structures its activities on a yearly basis.

In 2022, the work of the BRIDGE Regulatory working group was structured upon 4 actions: (i) improving market access for consumers to value their flexibility; (ii) examining options for service provision by energy communities; (iii) facilitating flexibility market coordination and integration; and (iv) supporting the potential synergies coming from increased sector coupling/sector integration/system integration. UBITECH ENERGY led the work related to the 4th action focusing on the identification of existing barriers hindering cross-sector integration.

The results of this work are presented in the working group’s annual report on Energy Market Design and Flexibility. In this report, Katerina Drivakou (UBITECH ENERGY’s Energy Systems Researcher) and her co-authors from VITO/EnergyVille, Comillas Pontifical University and DOWEL Innovation present the state of the art of the European demonstration activities regarding explicit and implicit mechanisms for acquiring system services, the possible grid services that energy communities could deliver to support the future needs of the grid and the barriers hindering the provision of flexibility services by e-mobility, households and heat resources.

You can read the report here:


UBITECH ENERGY, actively participated in the ELECTRON project General Assembly that took place in Murcia, Spain on 24 and 25 of May 2023. Magda Zafeiropoulou presented the developments in WP6 regarding the dissemination, communication and Clustering activities. As the project matures ELECTRON consortium strengthen their efforts to disseminate project results and participate in conferences and events.

The IANOS 2nd Reporting Period review meeting took place in Brussels on June 12th. Anastasis Tzoumpas presented the progress of WP3, which was led by UBITECH ENERGY and has concluded, along with the next steps for the following period. The main outcomes of the WP3 activities were:

· The development of a dedicated web platform for Life Cycle Assessment / Life Cycle Cost analyses (VERIFY-D).

· The development of a crowdfunding platform where stakeholders are able to register their foreseen projects and set a funding goal in return for equity (CrowdEq).

· The development of a Cost-Benefit Analysis tool (CBA) that offers an analytical approach for the stakeholders/investors, by providing quantifiable insights regarding whether a smart grid intervention exceeds the existing baseline scenario in terms of costs and benefits.

· The integration of those tools, along with power system modelling and simulation tools (INTEMA.grid and ESSIM), to create the IANOS Energy Planning and Transition (IEPT) suite, a toolkit to assist the energy transition of the Lighthouse and Fellow islands of IANOS.

· The pre-validation of IEPT suite’s interoperability, through various tests conducted for different operational scenarios and the establishment of its graphical user interface user-friendliness.

UBITECH ENERGY actively participated in the 3rd plenary meeting of DATA CELLAR, which took place on June 6th and 7th, 2023, in Cascais, Portugal. UBITECH ENERGY as the leader of DATA CELLAR’s WP5, i.e., Data-Driven Energy Services Development, and Task 5.2 that focuses on developing data-driven digital twin models for energy communities, discussed the updates of the work package. In addition, working alongside WP4 (Data-Cellar ICT Architecture Reference Definition and Edge and Cloud Platform Development) and WP6 (Data Marketplace and Valorisation, Tokenization and Distributed Ledger Technologies), UBITECH ENERGY discussed the Overall Platform of DATA CELLAR and the diverse use cases of the project. Finally, during the meeting UBITECH ENERGY proudly announced the successful and timely submission of D3.1, documenting the progress achieved in Task 3.1 (i.e., Assessment of relevant existing EU databases and how to interconnect to them and the other ENERGY Dataspace) of the WP3 (Interoperability and Federation of EU Energy Data Spaces)

The study on Power and Heat Sectors: Interactions and Synergies analyses the current situation of the H&C sector in the EU and its objectives for 2030 and 2050; it provides a comparative description of the H&C technologies, including prospects for the integration of RES and thermal storage

UBITECH ENERGY participated in the General Assembly of the DATA CELLAR project that was be held in Amsterdam on 11th and 12th January 2023 and hosted by MRA-E

Within DATA CELLAR, UBITECH Energy leads the development of the DATA CELLAR data-driven energy services, as well as the development of DATA CELLAR Digital Twin platform which will provide the ‘vehicle’ to materialize the citizen-driven energy-related activities into the operation of the energy system, while moving citizens to the foreground. In addition, UBITECH Energy contributes to the assessment of relevant existing EU databases and to investigating how DATA CELLAR data space can be interconnected with them and other energy dataspaces.

UBITECH ENERGY presented the activities performed in Task 3.1 “Assessment of relevant existing EU databases and how to interconnect to them and to other ENERGY DataSpace”: presentation of workflow, ontology and methodology to sisters’ project.

SINNOGENES aims at designing and demonstrating the “Storage INNOvations (SINNO) energy toolkit”, a suite of innovative technologies and applications that render energy storage as the gamechanger for the acceleration of the successful energy transition and sectors decarbonization towards an EU integrated and flexible energy system.

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.