Watch INVADE pilot films

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 27. September 2019

Our current electrical infrastructure face several challenges in the coming years, one being a greater share of renewable energies, another is aging infrastructure. These challenges should be resolved in a cost-efficient manner.

Renewable energies and electric vehicles (EVs) change the way we consume and produce electricity. It also changes the way those who manage and distribute it must think about the electricity system – to always provide the best possible service for the connected customers.

The goal of the EU funded Horizon 2020 project INVADE has been to show that the technologies and solutions we have today only must be connected in new ways to solve the challenges of tomorrow. It has resulted in five successful pilot stories from pilot owners Albena AD in Bulgaria, Estabanell Energia in Spain, GreenFlux and ElaadNL in the Netherlands, Lyse in Norway, and badenova in Germany. You can watch all five pilot videos below.


Pilot site: Albena, Bulgaria

The INVADE project has showed that today’s solutions can be connected in new ways to solve the challenges of tomorrow. The Bulgarian pilot Albena Resort has combined a PV system, a solar thermal system and battery storage to increase the share of renewable energy in the hotel sector.


Pilot site: Granollers, Spain

The INVADE project has designed a flexibility management system using batteries. The Spanish pilot Estabanell Energia has demonstrated that a storage system shared with other users is safe, reliable and emission-free alternative to infrastructure expansion.


Pilot site: The Netherlands

The INVADE project has changed the energy business as we know it. The Dutch pilot owners, GreenFlux and ElaadNL, have explored the possibilities of matching energy demand to sustainable energy generation and improved smart charging of electric vehicles.


Pilot site: Stavanger, Norway

The INVADE project has reimagined the power grid with intelligent technology. The Norwegian pilot Lyse has demonstrated how big data, machine learning and analytics can be integrated into existing smart home solutions, making them “greener”.


Pilot site: Freiburg, Germany

The INVADE project has changed the way energy is used, stored and generated. The German pilot badenova has tested energy storage devices (batteries) to increase the share of renewable energies in the grid.

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INVADE updates

Algorithms successful in controlling the charging speed of electric cars

It is possible to control the speed of charging electric cars on a large scale with algorithms. This can be concluded from the results of a Smart Charging test on 700 public charging stations as part of the Horizon 2020 INVADE project. (4 years ago)

MSc student won the INVADE contest at EUW19:
“I found the INVADE pilots incredibly interesting”

During the European Utility Week in Paris in November 2019, the INVADE project presented itself in a unique way in the EU Projects Zone. Using videos and an informative quiz, the INVADE stand was always busy. (4 years ago)

Conference participants:
“Solutions like INVADE are necessary”

The Horizon 2020 INVADE project is coming to an end this year. Last week, a conference and a workshop were organized on behalf of the project and parallel to event Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. (4 years ago)

Watch INVADE pilot films

The INVADE project has resulted in five successful pilot stories and professional films have been made from each pilot site. You can watch them all here. (4 years ago)

Science blog: INVADE inspired by Amazon and Airbnb

The work package WP9: Business models and market structures, led by INVADE project partner Lyse has put forward a market structure for platform-based business models inspired by disruptive companies like Amazon and Airbnb. (4 years ago)

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”

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. (5 years ago)

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. (5 years ago)

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

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. (5 years ago)

BLOG ARTICLE: Exploring total social impact in the energy business

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. (5 years ago)

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

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. (5 years ago)