Our Living Lab presented in July 2018 at Greentown Labs in Boston!
Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech startup incubator in the U.S.; Powered by a community of entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest energy & environmental challenges. Th!nk E went to Boston to exchange ideas with the Greentown Labs campus in Boston. The campus hosts several (mainly high-tech) start-ups that develop relevant technologies in the sector of […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
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 & […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
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, […][…] Read more
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. […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
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 […][…] Read more
1st STORY Highlight paper online!
The more diverse the power system is becoming in terms of new technologies and actors, the more important is an accurate and detailed understanding of its operation. For this purpose, STORY has developed a platform for reliable network simulations presented here. First, the use of energy storage devices impacts the amount of energy generated by […][…] Read more
STORY is a project about energy storage and smart energy grids, but behind any modern project, there is also an ICT infrastructure. The project has multiple different sites, each with their own internal ICT system ranging from industrial strength SCADA-systems to custom built end user installations with traditional smart meters and LoRa equipment. All this […][…] Read more