The INVADE project aims to enable a higher share of renewable energy sources in the energy grid by proposing an advanced ICT could-based system for flexibility management integrated with electric vehicles (EVs) and battery storages. The goal is to change the way energy is used, stored and generated by utilising renewable energy more effectively, optimising the supply of electricity and making services more focused on end-users.
The project integrates several components:
• flexibility and battery management systems;
• ICT solutions based on active end-user participation;
• efficient integration of energy storage in the transport sector (EVs);
• novel business models supporting an increasing number of different actors in the energy grid.
The platform, based on the ICT technologies developed in the project, will be integrated into existing infrastructure and systems at pilot sites in Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain. It will be validated it through mobile, distributed and centralised use cases in the energy distribution grid in large scale demonstrations. An integration of the transport sector is represented in Norway and in the Netherlands; the two countries with the highest EV penetration worldwide.
INVADE also develops novel business models and undertakes extensive exploitation activities to ensure a balance between maximising profits for a full chain of energy grid stakeholders and optimising social welfare, while contributing to the standardisation and regulation policies for the European energy market.