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VIDEO: Watch the summary of the INVADE Black Sea 2018 Workshop in Albena

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 24. September 2018

On September 13th, the INVADE Black Sea 2018 Workshop was held in Albena, Bulgaria. It provided insight into the INVADE pilots and other European research and innovation projects.

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Successful IOTA testing in the Netherlands:
Charge your car and pay securely without a credit card


By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 11. September 2018

In April, ElaadNL released the first charging station in the world where charging and paying can be done with IOTA. After almost five months, several tests have been done – and the results are uplifting.

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Blockchain and its application in the energy sector

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 25. May 2018

Blockchain is one of the world's leading software platforms for digital assets, and the new technology can be used to build a radically better financial system.

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Secretary of State opens test lab for research on EV charging

By Eric van Kaathoven, ElaadNL 24. April 2018

Last week, the new test site of ElaadNL was opened in Arnhem, where all different types of charging stations that are used in the Netherlands are available for tests with electric cars.

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“Batteries will play a central role in accelerating renewable energy deployment”

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 13. April 2018

New battery technologies are expected to offer higher energy density, faster charging, extended lifetime, and lower cost – which will be demonstrated in the INVADE pilots.

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@INVADEH2020 : 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. Read more: ( - 6 hours ago)

@INVADEH2020 : In a few weeks the INVADE integrated platform will be up and running and the pilot owners are both hopeful and exci… https://t.co/EhKtvElRCA ( - 6 hours ago)

@INVADEH2020 : The INVADE project has developed 4 Use Cases with mobile, centralized, distributed and hybrid #storage. D4.1 shows… https://t.co/6KXhmZMqqW ( - 1 day ago)

@INVADEH2020 : INVADE has defined a new role within the power system, an Independent Flexibility Operator for offering flexibility services to DSO, BRP or end-users with flexibility sources as storage, electric vehicles, renewable generation and demand response from prosumers. The added value of the flexibility operator has been identified for 4 Use Cases: mobile, centralized, distributed and hybrid storage. The architecture for providing such flexibility services in a cloud-based platform from the flexibility sources is based in SGAM for assuring interoperability, and it includes function, component, information and communication layers. Read more in Deliverable 4.1: ( - 1 day ago)

@INVADEH2020 : INVADE has defined the Flexibility Operator role that pools the small flexibility of customers to make use of them… https://t.co/yT94XP4HLS ( - 1 day ago)

@INVADEH2020 : The Bulgarian INVADE pilot @AlbenaResort is now making its final preparation steps to go live. So far, the testing… https://t.co/lpiILcWpOI ( - 3 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : The Bulgarian INVADE pilot Albena Resort, Bulgaria is now making its final preparation steps to go live. So far, the testing and results have been sensational. Read more: ( - 3 days ago)

@polivros : RT @polivros: That is a clear signal for new companies developing home energy management systems and aggregation tools. Let's go for it! #E… ( - 3 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : The INVADE research on future energy market reveals that Europe has lagged significantly behind Asia and America in… https://t.co/fiRStAWIJU ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : As digitalization and new technology takes hold in the energy business, consumer habits change radically, revealing increased demand for a new market approach. This is particularly important when noting that Europe recently has lagged behind other international markets in forward looking business modelling. That’s why platform based business models look increasingly fit for the future. Also, the INVADE project early on concluded that they should be developed in parallel with – rather than tailing behind – technology platforms. Access Deliverable 9.1: ( - 1 week ago)