Integrating renewables faster – E.ON and Enedis present IElectrix at Innogrid 2020 Conference

24 June 2020

350 experts have gathered to discuss innovative solutions for making European Green Deal reality

On June 18th the first digital session of the 2020 InnoGrid Conference took place. Originally being an annual, physical meeting point for energy experts in Europe since 2012, this year’s InnoGrid conference was a virtual one due to the lasting pandemic situation.

More than 350 experts exchanged valuable information about innovative solutions for making the European Green Deal a reality and stated out why grid innovation is key for the energy transition. In a digital panel discussion, four EU H2020 projects were presented: PROMOTioN, IELECTRIX, FlexPlan and Smart4RES.

InnoGrid Conference 2020

Sven Tischer, Innovation Manager at E.ON Innovation and technical director of IElectrix, and Pierre-Jacques Le Quellec, Senior project coordinator at Enedis and project coordinator of IElectrix, presented the project collaboratively. "The 'new normal' is decentral, digital conferences. Today, I had the pleasure to present our H2020 funded project “IElectrix" with a deep dive in our Hungarian demonstrator HELGA at the Innogrid2020 online conference," Sven Tischer says. "At IElectrix we are showing how to integrate renewables to the grid faster and cheaper with the help of batteries. Additionally, we are enabling energy communities to use locally generated RES".

To showcase IElectrix' contribution to a faster and greener energy transition, E.ON will install three demo-sites, one in Germany and two in Hungary, in the course of 2020 and 2021. In both countries there is a huge surplus of renewable energy available that until now could not be fully integrated into grid due to infrastructural reasons. By installing smart battery energy storage systems, local challenges caused by the RES infeed can be solved. This way the amount of RES in the grid can be maximized. 

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