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 one million inhabitants and adapts INVADE technology and solutions on site for its customers.

Commissioning of badenova’s redox flow battery storage to stabilize the electricity grid. From left to right: Jürgen Heller (Storion Germany), Malte Thoma (project manager INVADE), and Mathias Nicolay (CTO badenova), Volker Geis (CTO bnNetze)

The badenova group with its subsidiaries is an energy service provider and network operator in the South Baden region. Its shareholders are 96 municipalities with almost one million inhabitants as well as Thüga AG.

Provides technical solutions

The company operates electric, natural gas, water and sewage networks and smart city infrastructure (communication, mobility) and offers its end customers not only smart home components but also battery storage systems, heating and PV systems as well as wall boxes for electromobility.

“As private customers of badenova and their local partners increasingly request integrated solutions, badenova is part of the INVADE partnership. Within the project, it will be shown on the basis of batteries of different sizes, how a network of energy systems is technically possible and how networking can provide additional benefits,” explains Peter Majer, Innovation Manager at badenova.

Innovation Manager at badeonva, Peter Majer.

badenova’s role in INVADE

The German company contributes with its technical expertise and its access to customers to the field test environment in the South Baden region. Ten battery storage units in private households and a battery specifically designed to stabilize the electricity grid (redox flow) has been prepared for integration into the INVADE platform.

“In the second half of the project, badenova will examine which new business models are possible by controlling plants and batteries and improvement of charging infrastructure. The aim is to offer additional smart solutions for consumers and communities,” says Majer.

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Presenting the partners: badenova

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. (6 days ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Optimization algorithms & #flexibilityservices will be provided in 2 implementation phases. The 1st develops all… https://t.co/uSGBHy9tbw ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Deliverable 4.2 adapts the generic INVADE architecture to each pilot and describes their specific technical charact… https://t.co/bwJ6JrX4Xw ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : D4.2 INVADE architecture of pilots is part of the WP4 (Overall INVADE architecture), which main objectives are to design the general INVADE system architecture and the software architecture of the Flexibility Cloud as a base for its implementation. In particular, this deliverable adapts the generic INVADE architecture described in D4.1 to pilots and describes their specific technical characteristics, components and protocols. The document describes the flexibility services, sources and roles that then are identified and defined for each of the pilots. As an example, Table 1 shows the flexibility services that will be implemented in each pilot. The component and communication SGAM layers are also defined for all the pilot sites. The architecture of pilots described in this document is reviewed and further developed in a second implementation phase in later task. You can access to D4.2 at https://h2020invade.eu/deliverables/ ( - 1 week ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Lithium-ion batteries are used in a wide range of applications. Lifetime of lithium-ion batteries is heavily impacted by the load profile and operating conditions. INVADE deliverable 6.3 presents a survey of the battery ageing and health diagnostics and provides tools for the INVADE pilots’ battery diagnostics. Deliverable also explores the potential second life use cases and recycling aspects. You can find D6.3 here: ( - 2 weeks ago)

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@INVADEH2020 : INVADE partner badenova AG & Co. KG presented the EU project at “Forum for Innovation & Efficiency” in Offenburg (Germany) on the 9th to 11th of April 2019. More than 100 participants from industry, politics and administration were present. Dr. Radensleben, CEO of badenova, opened the convention together with high ranking members of the ministry of economy. The newly installed Redox-Flow-Battery was presented. It’s a grid friendly storage system relieving a weak grid feeder from high PV-production energy flows during daytime by shifting energy transport to nighttime. This means expensive grid enforcement is avoided and the integration of more renewable energies in this region is enabled. In addition, the device improves by a locally operated algorithm voltage quality in this grid segment. Further, the opportunities created by connecting private households providing PV-systems, PV-batteries as well as controllable loads as EV chargers were presented. "A very strong emphasis was laid on business models arising from these new approaches for commercial customers as wells as other utilities," says Dr. Malte C. Thoma, who presented the INVADE project to the participants. ( - 1 month ago)

@INVADEH2020 : INVADE deliverable 6.2 proposes methods and tools to optimize battery operation in grid-connected applications. Che… https://t.co/PIVlFOb246 ( - 1 month ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Grid-connected battery storages are capable of providing high flexibility due to their good performance and fast dy… https://t.co/7o3xHXsVqL ( - 1 month ago)

@INVADEH2020 : Grid-connected battery storages are capable of providing high flexibility due to their good performance and fast dynamics. INVADE deliverable 6.2 explores techno-economic aspects of storage systems and their optimal use in the application. Furthermore, it provides methods and tools to optimize battery operation in grid-connected applications in general and in INVADE pilots in particular. You can find D6.2 here: ( - 1 month ago)