RESERVE at E-World in Essen

RESERVE - together with the H2020 project SUCCESS – attended the E-world energy & water trade fair that took place in from February 6th to 88th, 2018, in Essen, Germany.

According to the organisers, 750 exhibitors from 26 nations (which was more than ever before) presented their solutions for the future of the energy supply at Messe Essen during the 2018 edition. Digitalisation, flexibilisation and decentralisation were the defining subjects on which the over 25,000 visitors from 73 nations obtained information and exchanged ideas.

With 76%, the majority of the guests at E-world were commercial representatives interested in making business with energy providers, consulting firms and companies selling support services such as SW, sensors or other devices. Moreover, in a dedicated hall of the fair, over 90 start-ups, i.e. newly established companies and research institutes, introduced products that consumers can expect in the future.

Our project RESERVE shared with SUCCESS a joint exhibition stand named “SecuRenewables” which merged the main topics of the two projects: cyber security (SUCCESS) and 100% renewable energy sources (RESERVE).

For RESERVE, the partners Ericsson and FEN participated in the three-day event. They were supported by the presence of a “renewables hero” mascot who had the task to attract the attention and increase the interest of the fair visitors, bringing them to the stand where the projects’ representatives could then explain the content and the objectives of the projects to them.

Other than welcoming the visitors and presenting RESERVE at the SecuRenewable booth, the project members visited the stands of other companies present at the exhibition in order to find interesting potential contacts for our present and future work.

Some stimulating conversations were started and we succeeded in raising awareness of the security and frequency/voltage stability subjects. We also succeeded in explaining the need for fast and reliable communication networks such as 5G mobile systems to ensure that distribution and transmission networks are operating at maximum efficiency in the future.

ETIP SNET_ Working Groups RESERVE Members

The ETIP SNET’s mission is to guide research, development and innovation (RD&I) activities to support Europe's energy transition. The ETIP SNET aims to set-out a vision for research and innovation for smart networks, storage and integrated energy systems and engage stakeholders in this vision. It identifies barriers and solutions to promote innovation, notably related to regulation and funding. The ETIP SNET aims at elaborating a vision and a Roadmap for R&I activities for smart networks, storage and other sources of flexibility, and integrated energy systems, engaging all stakeholders. It also looks at customer participation and the impact of digitisation.

In order to have a wide representation of stakeholders and offer agile and efficient operation of ETIP SNET, the platform is organised as follows:

  • The Governing Board steers the platform where stakeholder associations send representatives
  • Working Groups (WGs) are open for experts to participate and provide input to the Governing Board
  • A National Stakeholders Coordination Group to liaise with various national actors.

The WGs gather experts representing the widest community of stakeholders related to their area of expertise. Experts acting in the Working Groups aim at providing strategic guidance about RD&I priorities and activities, ensuring the interaction and involvement of the entire expertise needs raised by the integration issues of the electricity system into the wider European energy system. Experts contribute to the WG on a voluntary basis and no reimbursement of expenses is foreseen.

Four members of the RESERVE consortium have been selected as experts for three of the five working groups. The 5 active working groups of the ETIP SNET and the RE-SERVE experts members are:

  • WG1: Reliable, economic and efficient smart grid systems (for RE-SERVE J. Sandham, ESB)
  • WG2: Storage technologies and sector interfaces
  • WG3: Flexible generation
  • WG4: Digitisation of the electricity system and customer participation (for RE-SERVE A. Monti, RWTH)
  • WG5: Innovation implementation in the business environment (for RE-SERVE C.Haag, FEN and Paun, CRE)


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