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Energy storages can give an important contribution to climate change mitigation, especially when controlled intelligently

Energy efficient buildings and passive houses are an important step to achieving the long-term objectives for climate change mitigation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions set forth by the different international agreements like the European 2030 energy strategy or the United Nation’s Paris agreement. The ever-increasing demand for energy in the society and the simultaneous […]

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Speed Dating: An Interoperability Metaphor

Interoperability is a longstanding issue. It continues to remain a noticeable requirement on the wishing lists from the industrial automation community in general and the smart energy community in particular. Undeniably, there has been progress. Equally undoubtedly, serious interoperability challenges resist all our efforts. Indeed, numerous talented researchers and countless motivated developers have contributed to […]

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STORY update

Current work in WP7: extrapolation is emphasizing on the assessment of the storage impact on the electricity systems. In first year of the project, we defined the structure of the network where implementation of storage technologies will take place in our research. All developments aspects of the grid were also defined together with other important […]

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6th General STORY Meeting in Graz!

The STORY team gathered to its 6th General Meeting, this time in Graz, Austria. The meeting was hosted by Joanneum Research, and the group had the chance to visit their brand new offices in the Science Tower, with a view over the whole town. During the meeting, the status of and first learnings from the […]

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STORY at the 8th Nordic Passive House Conference!

The 8th Nordic Passive House took place the 27-29th September 2017 in Helsinki. This conference belongs to a conference series focusing on passive houses and energy efficient buildings held alternately in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Raquel Garde from CENER (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables) presented the simulation results obtained for the Spanish case study. […]

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STORY at the IAEE European conference 2017

On 5 September, Nico Keyaerts presented the work on business models for storage and other innovative services in the session on ‘Electricity Grid Perspectives’. The presentation was well received and a short discussion on the work took place on what it would mean for the industry in the future. A striking comment was made that […]

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The STORY Project, present at the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum held in Barcelona

On the 4-6 of September, the 5th MGIF took place in Barcelona focusing on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Gabriel García-Naveda from CENER (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables) gave an overview of the STORY project, showing the first results of the Spanish case study. A lithium-ion battery dedicated […]

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Second Advisory Board Meeting

On the 27th and the 28th of April 2017, the STORY project hosted its second Advisory Board Meeting. 20 STORY Advisory Board Members from across Europe convened in Leuven to engage with the STORY project team, representing critical players from across the energy value chain (production, utilities, consumers (industrial and residential), regulators, and finance). The […]

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5th STORY meeting in Genk, Belgium

The STORY consortium gathered to its fifth general meeting, which was hosted by VITO and Beneens. The two first days of the meeting took place in the premises of EnergyVille, located in Genk, Belgium. EnergyVille is an association of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy […]

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Second STORY workshop

28 participants from across Europe convened in Brussels to engage with the STORY team, to discuss the project’s preliminary analysis on innovative energy storage business models, explore the potential of three cases (UK Power Network, Sonnen, and the STORY residential demo site in Belgium), test their sensitivity to future evolutions in the energy market, and […]

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