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Story Webinar June 2018: How microgrids could help optimize local energy storage?

Replay of the @H2020STORY webinar on micro-grids and local energy storage with insights from Actility Ores and GreenWatch is available! You can watch it here: As part of the STORY project consortium, Actility organized a webinar to discuss how microgrids could help optimize local energy storage. Alongside with Actility, ORES and GreenWatch share their insights […]

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STORY at the 15th International Conference on European Energy Market (EEM 2018) in June 27-29, 2018

STORY presented at the EEM2018 in Łódź, thanks to our partner Uni Ljubljana. Different types of grids (urban, rural), high PV penetration, different types of storage. What are the impacts? @H2020STORY @BRIDGE_H2020 @LESTLab The 15th International Conference on European Energy Market (EEM 2018) covers topics such as: Technical aspects of electricity market operation Provision of […]

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Announcment: STORY webinar will happen on June 20th 2018!

Join the STORY webinar organized by Actility: “How microgrids help optimize local energy storage” on Wednesday June 20th: 2 – 3PM CET! Actility will show use cases of the ThingPark Energy Platform (energy optimization) technology that has been adapted to optimize electricity consumption at residential level for ideal match with locally generated energy. Ores & […]

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Saft demonstrates the advantage of “behind-the-meter” solar energy storage system for the EXKAL industrial plant in Spain

EXKAL, a leading company in sales of commercial refrigeration cabinets in Spain and a key supplier for the refrigeration and retail sectors in Europe and around the world with a wide range of refrigeration chambers and food display units, installed as part of the European project STORY, two energy storage systems (ESS for its acronym […]

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Lessons from the ground: what ticks with consumers on renewables? A session during EUSEW 2018

An energy transition is underway in Europe. Renewables are increasingly being injected into our energy system and are being produced in part by residential consumers. But how easy is it for these early adopters to install and start using these solar panels? When does it pay off and what barriers are there for further take-up? […]

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Leen Peeters from STORY took part at the event “Energy transition: next steps?”

The big question of the day was what the position of gas is in a transition to 100% RES and if at all a 100% RES is feasible without gas. The speakers represented a diverse range of stakeholders with either direct business in gas or with expertise in renewables and transition. Gas power plants take […]

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Story was part of the event: sharing energy, smart grids and blockchain

About 90 people attended the event to listen to different presentations providing insight in the obstacles and potentials of sharing energy through co-investments. Cogen is the sector organization for cogeneration in Flanders and has since long lobbied to overcome the hurdles with regards to the distribution of energy in multi-family buildings equipped with a common […]

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STORY at Smart Energy Systems Week Austria, SESWA 2018!

Andrej Gubina (University of Ljubljana) and Andreas Tuerk (Joanneum Research) represented STORY in the 2-days start-up and innovation days part of the annual smart grid event, organized by Hemma Bieser from Austrian company AvantSmart. It was part of the Smart Energy Systems Week Austria, SESWA 2018, that took place between 14.-18. May 2018 in Vienna, […]

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Black out on the residential grid of our STORY demonstration

On April 16th there was a black out on the residential grid of our STORY demonstration. One phase dropped out first, followed by the two others 2 hours later. The figure below reveals the details of this early morning black out. The right axis shows the power provision to the Living Lab, connected on batteries. […]

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In depth interoperability: when reality has priority over the ICT

In smart power applications, the energy and its ironware – transformers, underground cables, batteries, heat pumps, solar panels… – represent more value than the smartness-providing ICT by orders of magnitude. Accordingly, what happens in the real world takes precedence over what happens in the computer network. In-depth interoperability acknowledges the above. It preserves the ability […]

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Company Beneens in Olen were heated with renewable energy!

Office buildings, workshops and processes of the construction company Beneens in Olen were heated with renewable energy during last winter months. Instead of using fossil fuels the company uses waste wood of their own processes and other companies to heat the different buildings and drying/painting cabinets. The waste wood boiler delivered heat for the high […]

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But does it really work?

On the top level of the STORY model, there are forecast and optimization models running – predicting the near future and optimizing storage usage against expected energy consumption, local weather forecast and spot prices. These results are then fed back to the STORY platform, so they can be compared against the real measurements as they […]

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