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Pro-sumer aware, transactive markets or valorisation of distributed flexibility enabled by smart energy contracts
The project began in October 2019 and will last for three and a half years (1/10/2019 – 30/4/2022), with a total budget of 9,3 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 17 partners from 7 different EU countries, including the Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, with CERTH (Greece) being the coordinating beneficiary.
PARITY addresses the “structural inertia” of DGs by delivering a transactive flexibility framework that will increase durability and efficiency of the electrical grid, while simultaneously enabling the adoption of more RES through enhanced real- time control of DER Flexibility combined with novel Active Network Management functionalities.
PARITY will go beyond the traditional “top-down” grid management practices by delivering a unique local flexibility management platform through the seamless integration of IoT and Blockchain technologies. By delivering a smart-contract enabled market platform based on blockchain technology, PARITY will facilitate the efficient deployment of local micro-transactions and reward flexibility in a cost-reflective and symmetric manner, through price signals of higher spatio-temporal granularity based on real-time grid operational conditions. Finally, by deploying advanced IoT technology PARITY will offer distributed intelligence (DER profiling) and self-learning/self-organization capabilities (automated real-time distributed control), orchestrated by cost- reflective flexibility market signals generated by the blockchain LFM platform. Within PARITY, DER will form dynamic clusters that essentially comprise self-organized networks of active DER nodes, engaging in real-time aggregated & P2P energy/flexibility transactions.
Merit Consulting House is the dissemination & communication leader of PARITY and also responsible for business innovation planning and the PARITY replication/scale-up roadmap.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: https://parity-h2020.eu/
Training on energy audits as an Energy Efficiency DRIVER for the automotive sector
The project began in June 2019 and will last for three years (1/6/2019 – 30/6/2022), with a total budget of 1,9 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 12 partners from 5 different EU countries, including the Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Belgium, with CIRCE (Spain) being the coordinating beneficiary.
The contribution of automotive SMEs to efficient energy use is vital. Yet their awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency is still lacking. E2DRIVER sets out to change that.
The goal of E2DRIVER is to train SMEs in the automotive sector on energy auditing and energy saving measures for cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. To overcome the lack of knowledge, skills and awareness prevalent in the industry, the project’s integrative approach aims to boost capacity building programmes on energy auditing by establishing an innovative learning platform.
The learning platform puts people at the centre through a creative training methodology. The hallmark of this methodology is the adaptation of training materials and energy self-assessment tools to each trainee’s needs and motivations (adaptive learning environment). In addition, peer trainers will take centre stage as they generate own knowledge on energy efficiency and share it with their co-workers (ontological-flip teaching).
Merit Consulting House participates as a leader in the business model development and the definition of the replication strategies. A market analysis will be carried out and based on the acquired market knowledge, a specific business plan will be developed for E2DRIVER methodology and platform.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: http://e2driver.eu/
Indian and European Local Energy CommuniTies for Renewable Integration and the Energy Transition.
The project began in May 2019 and will last for 42 months (1/5/2019 – 31/10/2022), with a total budget of 10,7 million €.
IElectrix is a project with a multi-stakeholder approach, which brings together 15 European partners and one Indian partner. They come from 9 countries and various domains of activity to ensure to build the most efficient and replicable solution with ENEDIS (France) being the coordinating beneficiary.
The main objectives of IElectrix are to:
And the main challenges:
Merit Consulting House works for the business aspects of local energy systems optimization, from use cases and business scenarios, to further exploitation planning and commercialization of the solutions.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: https://ielectrix-h2020.eu/
Integrated Modular Energy Systems and Local Flexibility Trading for Neural Energy Islands
The project began in January 2019 and will last for three years (1/1/2019 – 31/12/2021), with a total budget of 7,5 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 12 partners from 7 different EU countries, including Spain, UK, Cyprus, Austria, France, Belgium, Greece with HYPERTECH (Greece) being the coordinating beneficiary.
Merit Consulting House is leading the exploitation and business innovation activities. A plan will be developed to facilitate the realistic delivery of the exploitation and business planning process. This plan includes sales strategy, supply chain management activities, competition analysis, operational plan, financial projections and post project funding needs for the exploitation of project outcomes during and after the project.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: https://www.merlon-project.eu/
BIM-based holistic tools for Energy-driven Renovation of existing Residences
The project began in January 2019 and will last for 45 months (1/1/2019 – 31/10/2021), with a total budget of 6,9 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 16 partners from 10 different EU countries, including the Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Germany and Belgium, with Fraunhofer FIT (Germany) being the coordinating beneficiary.
BIMERR introduces an ICT-enabled Renovation 4.0 framework to support the renovation of the existing building stock by providing key enablers in the most critical steps of the process. More precisely:
Merit Consulting House is leading the following activities: The dissemination and communication activities of the project; The BIMERR Living Lab activities; The definition and documentation of the exploitation strategy and the business innovation plan for the BIMERR results.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: https://bimerr.eu/
Prefabrication, Recyclability and modularity for cost reductions in smart BIPV systems
The project began in October 2018 and will last for three and a half years (1/10/2019 – 31/03/2022), with a total budget of 11 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 18 partners from 11 different EU countries, including UK, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, France with Merit Consulting House (Belgium) being the coordinating beneficiary.
Merit Consulting House, being the coordinator of the project, will have a vital role in the project, forming the link between the consortium members and the European commission along with being responsible for managing the project consortium and monitoring the overall progress and use of resources in accordance with the project’s targets. Moreover, Merit Consulting House will be the partner responsible for carrying out the dissemination and communication strategy and activities as well as being responsible for exploiting the project results.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: http://www.pvadapt.com/
Planning and operational tools for optimising energy flows and synergies between energy networks
The project began in November 2017 and will last for three years (1/11/2017 – 31/10/2020), with a total budget of 4 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 11 partners from 7 different EU countries, including Italy, Belgium, Greece, Finland, UK, France, Germany with Technical University of Torino (Italy) being the coordinating beneficiary.
Merit Consulting House has a vital role in the policy and market reform recommendations to facilitate the carbon-free energy system, while it is also involved in the definition of the prosumer energy behaviour, including the human-centric building-level optimization and strategies.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: https://www.h2020-planet.eu/
Democratizing energy markets through the introduction of innovative flexibility-based demand response tools and novel business and market models for energy cooperatives
The project began in October 2017 and will last for three years (1/10/2017 – 30/9/2020), with a total budget of 3,9 million €.
The project is being carried by a consortium of 13 partners from 9 different EU countries, including the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Greece, Ireland and Croatia, with Fraunhofer FOCUS (Germany) being the coordinating beneficiary.
FLEXCoop introduces an end-to-end automated demand response optimization framework and a tool suite for energy cooperatives and residential electricity consumers involved in the DR value chain.
Merit consulting House is leading the activities related to the development of the exploitation strategy of the project results and to the actions towards an added value preliminary business innovation planning.
To learn more about the project, visit the site: http://www.flexcoop.eu