Smart Energy Research – Innovation & Business

September 13, 2018 (08:00 - 17:00)
Varna, Bulgaria (View on Google Maps)
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The Horizon 2020 EU project INVADE is concerned with efficient use of storage for the benefit of electricity customers, owners of Electric Vehicles and owners and operators of private and public Park & Charge facilities. INVADE aims to demonstrate how stationary batteries and “batteries on wheels” can be used to optimize energy and power related operations for the benefit of grid owners, private households and buildings, as well as the market.

The INVADE Black Sea 2018 workshop gives insight in results from INVADE and several other European research and innovation projects. In addition, the workshop aims at developing opportunities for research and business cooperation between Norway and Eastern European countries supported by the EEA Grants program.

Preliminary program:


08:15 Welcome, table roundDieter Hirdes

08:30 Sustainable tourism – INVADE pilot AlbenaDimitar Stanev, Albena

08:50 Smart Storage – practical examples from Freiburg, GermanyMalte Thoma, Badenova AG

09:10 The future of EV charging – INVADE Dutch pilotMichel Bayings, GreenFlux

09:30 Capitalising on end-user flexibility – Smartly & Lyse in the INVADE projectTrond Thorbjørnsen, Lyse


10:10 Hotels made easy | Alexander Richter, Facil

10:30 TSO-DSO-Consumer – the new European flexibility marked Iliana Ilieva, Smart Innovation Norway

10:50 Novel power electronics and used EV batteries in grid optimisationFrancisco Díaz-González

11:10 Vehicle to grid – when and how? Standards and the way forwardPatrick Rademakers, Elaad

11:30 Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities, examples from NorwayThor Moen, Smart Innovation Norway

11:50 LUNCH

12:50 Kahoot interactive session | Sanket Puranik, Smart Innovation Norway

13:10 Energy Challenges and Smart Solutions in Bulgaria | Todor Tonev, Black Sea Energy Cluster

13:40 EEA Grants support to Norwegian – Bulgarian business cooperation | Venceslava Yanchovska, Innovation Norway, Bulgaria

14:10 Group work on ideas for NO-BG energy business cooperationAll

15:10 Guided tour to Perpetuum Mobile Albena

17:10 END

(The workshop is FREE of charge)