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Developing DR business cases in a volatile market place

Sim4Blocks is an EU-funded project with a central aim of demonstrating demand response systems and services in a small-scale blocks-of-buildings format at three pilot sites across Europe. The goal is to develop effective business models to roll out access of these services to electricity markets in a rapidly evolving energy efficient arena at both local […]

August 20th, 2019|News Latest|

Project meeting in London

Sim4Blocks’ partners gathered at IDEALondon’s innovative office space, hosted by EDF Energy, for the project’s most recent consortium meeting on March 16-17.

With just a year left of the project, partners gathered to review the current work being carried out in the project, hear about progress being made at the demonstration sites and discuss plans and […]

June 17th, 2019|News Latest|

June 2019 Newsletter

In Sim4Blocks’ sixth newsletter, the project is fast approaching the prestigious Sustainable Places conference this week and Sim4Blocks is hosting a workshop on demand response – be sure to say hello. The project is also excited to reveal the outcome of its first webinar. Last but by no means least we’d like to take this […]

June 12th, 2019|News Latest|

New deal to add 500MW of solar into Spanish grid

Clean energy companies Canadian Solar and Solarcentury have signed a deal for the development of two grid-connected solar systems in Spain.

Canadian Solar will provide Solarcentury with 500MW modules to develop 200MW Cabrera and 300MW Talayuela solar systems.

The 200MW solar plant will begin construction in summer 2019 in Alcalá de Guadaira, Seville. The plant will be connected to the grid in […]

June 10th, 2019|News Latest|

UK’s EV charging sites ‘now outnumber petrol stations’

Charging point locator service Zap-Map suggests the number of EV charging locations has increased by 57% in the last year

Public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations now outnumber petrol stations across the UK.

New data from charging point locator service Zap-Map shows that as of the 22nd of May, the country was home to 8,471 charging sites, hosting a combined […]

June 6th, 2019|News Latest|

A fond farewell

It’s with a warm heart that Sim4Blocks’ bids goodbye to Dr. Ursula Eicker, professor of building physics at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart. Eicker has been project coordinator since the start of the project in 2016, however her time has come to embark on a fantastic opportunity across the pond in Canada.

Eicker will be […]

June 3rd, 2019|News Latest|

Sim4Blocks at Sustainable Places 2019

Barriers and progress for demand response in Europe

Fri 7 June, 9am – Grotta di Nettuno room

Sim4Blocks will be attending this year’s conference, hosting a workshop on demand response in Europe alongside DR.BOB, NOVICE and HOLISDER – three leading projects in the energy market.

Sustainable Places 2019 will take place in Cagliari on the island of […]

May 30th, 2019|News Latest|

AI energy management changes everything

Optimal Monitoring’s Chairman Michael Prager and Managing Director Duncan Everett will be discussing this issue at TESS 2019

AI energy management changes everything.

That’s the verdict from Optimal Monitoring’s Chairman Michael Prager and Managing Director Duncan Everett, both of whom will be hosting a joint session at The Energy Solutions Show 2019in Birmingham’s Millennium Point on the 5th […]

May 30th, 2019|News Latest|

Sustainable Places: Making the built environment sustainable

Insight will be attending this year’s Sustainable Places conference, providing coverage on the latest developments in the field of sustainable built environments and supporting our partner project Sim4Blocks.

Sustainable Places 2019 will take place in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia between 5-7 June, bringing together experts and other stakeholders working towards the common goal of […]

May 10th, 2019|Popular News|

Sustainable Places 2019 – Contribution deadline

Deadline is fast
approaching to submit your contribution to SP2019 in Cagliari, Italy.

Sustainable Places is Europe’s number one event for the
dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market
opportunities in the field of smart and sustainable buildings.

Taking place on June 5-7, 2019 in Cagliari, Italy, the contribution
deadline for SP2019 is the 10 May 2019.
Participants […]

May 7th, 2019|Popular News|