INVADE Black Sea 2018 workshop: Smart Energy Research – Innovation & Business

Created by Denitsa Kuzeva Partner on 24-Jul-2018

Thursday, 13 September 2018 at Varna, Bulgaria

Starts at 07:00 · Ends at 16:00, CEST (Europe/Berlin)

  • Denitsa Kuzeva

The Horizon 2020 EU project INVADE is concerned with efficient use of storage for the benefit of electricity customers, owners of Electric Vehicles and owners and operators of private and public Park & Charge facilities. INVADE aims to demonstrate how stationary batteries and “batteries on wheels” can be used to optimize energy and power related operations for the benefit of grid owners, private households and buildings, as well as the market.

The INVADE Black Sea 2018 workshop gives insight in results from INVADE and several other European research and innovation projects. In addition, the workshop aims at developing opportunities for research and business cooperation between Norway and Eastern European countries supported by the EEA Grants program.


WORKSHOP program:



08:15 Welcome, table round | Dieter Hirdes

08:30 Sustainable tourism – INVADE pilot Albena | Dimitar Stanev, Albena

08:50 Smart Storage – practical examples from Freiburg, Germany | Malte Thoma, Badenova AG

09:10 The future of EV charging – INVADE Dutch pilot | Michel Bayings, GreenFlux

09:30 Capitalising on end-user flexibility – Smartly & Lyse in the INVADE project | Trond Thorbjørnsen, Lyse


10:10 Smart Rural Grid – SmartGrid for rural areas | Bernt A. Bremdal

10:30 TSO-DSO-Consumer – the new European flexibility marked | Iliana Ilieva, Smart Innovation Norway

10:50 Novel power electronics and used EV batteries in grid optimisation | Francisco Díaz-González

11:10 Vehicle to grid – when and how? Standards and the way forward | Patrick Rademakers, Elaad

11:30 Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities, examples from Norway | Thor Moen, Smart Innovation Norway

11:50 LUNCH

12:50 ACER – Affordable energy for all Europeans | Mariana Stantcheva, INEA, EU

13:10 Energy Challenges and Smart Solutions in Bulgaria | Mariana Ivanovna, Black Sea Energy Cluster

13:40 EEA Grants support to Norwegian – Bulgarian business cooperation | Innovation Norway, Bulgaria

14:10 Group work on ideas for NO-BG energy business cooperation | All

15:10 Guided tour to Perpetuum Mobile Albena

17:10 END


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For more information and logistic issues, please contact Denitsa Kuzeva 

Varna, Bulgaria