InnoEnergy Master's School Webinar #24 Micro-markets & EMPOWER project

Created by Sandra Garcia Partner on 24-Oct-2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x689l__QM_c

Starts at 11:00 · Ends at 12:00, CEST (Europe/Berlin)

  • Jacob Dalton
  • Sandra Garcia

InnoEnergy Master's School Webinar #24
Micro-markets & EMPOWER project


What does "micro-market" mean in the energy sector? Are there new business opportunities related to them? and... Is there any current project working to encourage and enable the active participation of citizens to consume and produce energy in a local environment?

Pol Olivella, researcher at Smart Innovation Østfold (Norway), will explain how the power system is evolving from centralized to distributed generation. These local electricity markets can solve problems at distribution level like saturated transformers or overloaded lines.


Moreover, local transactions can bring new profits from flexibility services and increase the share of renewable energy without over costs so new business opportunities are arising.


He will also present the EMPOWER project based on the insight that a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and an increase of energy efficiency require radical changes in the way we produce and consume energy.

Guest Speaker:     
Pol Olivella, Researcher, Smart Innovation Østfold (Norway)

Andreas Sumper, Coordinator of MSc Energy for Smart Cities, UPC BarcelonaTech