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The pilots have begun testing the INVADE integrated platform: “An excellent example of how we can bring flexibility and storage technology to the end-users”

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 13. June 2019

In the end of May, the INVADE consortium was gathered in the Netherlands. During the two-day meeting, all five pilot owners presented their progress to the project partners.

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Presenting the partners: badenova

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 15. May 2019

Badenova sells and operates networks, energy storages and smart city infrastructures in a region of nearly 1 million inhabitants and adapts INVADE technology and solutions on site for its customers.

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Norwegian Parliament wants to learn from INVADE:
“We will act on everything we have heard today”

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 3. April 2019

When Norway’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment visited Smart Innovation Norway headquarters in Halden on Monday, they were introduced to the company’s unique EU research expertise.

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BLOG ARTICLE: Exploring total social impact in the energy business

By Dr. Iliana Ilieva and Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 29. March 2019

Energy businesses that manage to incorporate total social impact into their activities, products, services, and communication to customers and employees, will have the best premises for future business growth – and for contributing to a better world.

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INVADE pilots ready to go live:
What is the added value?

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 22. March 2019

In a few weeks the INVADE integrated platform will be up and running and the pilot owners are both hopeful and excited about what the results will show.

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@INVADEH2020 : In the INVADE project, a central delivery is the cloud-based Integrated INVADE platform, which will be used by the Flexibility Operator to manage #flexibility from flexibility providers and offer this to flexibility customers. It is crucial to specify how data can be sent to and from the Integrated INVADE platform through its communication platform API pilot by Pilot. You can access Deliverable 7.2 "Specification of the CP-API-functions" at https://h2020invade.eu/deliverables/ ( - 5 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : In the end of May, the INVADE consortium was gathered in the Netherlands. During the two-day meeting, all five pilo… https://t.co/H7CYKd3zyO ( - 6 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : In the end of May, the INVADE consortium was gathered in the Netherlands. During the two-day meeting, all five pilot owners presented their progress to the project partners. Read more and see photos: ( - 6 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Communication technology is not only what type of data will be shared between different users, but also identifying the steps to follow to achieve a total and bidirectional integration between cloud platforms and field devices and systems at consumer’s sites, taking also into account that it should be scalable enough to accept new devices in a simple way. In INVADE, the protocols and standards of the different equipment and systems which can be installed at pilot sites have been defined, as well as all types of existing communications both with the cloud system for flexibility services, as well as between the devices themselves. You can access Deliverable 7.1 Communications Specification Plan at: ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Communication layer facilitates the integration of #storage #EVs #prosumers #DistributedGeneration according to the… https://t.co/78xepSWAK1 ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : The long planning horizons for #storage is decomposed into a bi-level optimization problem including a #battery inv… https://t.co/xVj8N2hJGj ( - 2 weeks ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Deliverable 5.3 provides a general planning algorithm to find optimal battery size and optimal battery location fro… https://t.co/SMiY9FYbwT ( - 2 weeks ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Deliverable D5.3 provides a simple model for flexibility operation and planning to serve distribution system operators (DSO), balance responsible parties (BRPs) and Prosumers. This is a simplified model that will be initially implemented in the integrated INVADE Platform (IIP). This report contains the first version of flexibility management allocation and operation algorithms. The first part of D5.3 contains a description of the flexibility management algorithms that is used in the daily operations of the Integrated INVADE Platform (IIP). First, the basic modelling concepts are proposed and discussed with regards to flexibility from stationary batteries, loads, EVs and flexible generation. This is followed by a discussion of possible approaches for handling uncertainty, including the length of the planning horizon and how detailed the time resolution should be. Finally, the simplified version of the mathematical formulations of flexibility assets is given. A key finding in the document is that the way to model flexibility and how much value that can be extracted from the flexible sources, are tightly connected to the amount of information that is available The second part of D5.3 focuses on models and algorithms for optimal decision on battery size and placement by considering the operational constraints. A simplified planning strategy that leverages the control strategies of battery charging and discharging to find the optimal location and size of batteries in distribution system is presented from both prosumer and DSO perspectives. This is complemented with illustrative examples on battery-PV sizing analyses for prosumers. You can access D5.3 at https://h2020invade.eu/deliverables/ ( - 2 weeks ago)

@rgallartf : RT @rgallartf: El pilot català del projecte @INVADEH2020 ha presentat l'evolució de la tecnologia i la seva integració tecnològica entre el… ( - 3 weeks ago)

@LloretPau : RT @LloretPau: Now, @RVillafafilaR is presenting the work done regarding dissemination & communication activities of the @INVADEH2020 proje… ( - 3 weeks ago)