NOBEL GRID project was warmly received at ICT 2015 (Innovate, Connect, Transform) in Lisbon,the EU’s biggest digital research event. It was a superb opportunity to know more about the role of the project in delivering ICT solutions for further developing the Smart Grids.
“The exhibition of the Nobel Grid in the ICT 2015 event has given us the chance to know more about Nobel Grid’s role within Smart Grids and the influence it has in retail electric market, as well as the synergies it offers institutions and initiatives in the same field”, stated Lola Alacreu, coordinator of Nobel Grid project from Etra.
From 20 to 22 of October the Nobel Grid’s stand at ICT 2015 event received the attention of many experts, researchers, established companies as well as startups. Visits were also received from representatives of European Institutions and Public Entities from all round Europe and overseas. Anne Deltour (Smart Cities and Communities coordinator of the European Commission), Mercè Griera i Fisa (Head of Research and Innovation), both from the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect). Bartolomé Nofuentes López, congressman of European Projects at the City Council of Valencia was also amongst institutional visitors, considering that Etra, the leader of the project, is a Valencian company..
In this way, “the event facilitated an active participation of many interested parties in the project, allowing them to explore new opportunities in the ICT industry where Nobel Grid could play a major function”, added Lola Alacreu.
Juan Manuel Revuelta, Director of Finnova Foundation, a partner of the Nobel Grid’s consortium, emphasised that this event “helps to consolidate the role of Nobel Grid as a track project in the field of Smart Grids, which delivers new services and ICT based solutions for prosumers to trade home energy, and opportunity to develop many new ICT applications meanwhile generating intelligence through valuable data, among several other benefits”.
As visitor could discover at the ICT 2015 event, Nobel Grid is an ambitious European project that strives to be a protagonist in the innovative space of Smart Grids through the creation of the most competitive, reliable and non-proprietary (open access) Smart Meter, together with the development of ICT based services for all key actors in the electricity grid, delivering solutions and tools that provide higher levels of reliability, efficiency and stability which will be tested in 5 pilot sites under real conditions and diverse scenarios in 5 different countries across Europe. All in all to ensure benefits from cheaper prices, secure and stable grids and clean electricity.
Moreover, this gathering of over 4500 ICT enthusiasts from all horizons (research, politics, industry, start-ups, investors, and academia) was the ideal stage to launch the new video for theNobel Grid project. The video besides explaining the project, raises awareness of the wider importance smart grids in delivering efficiency, tackling environmental challenges and empowering citizens.