Smart grids

One of the objective of City-zen is to disseminate the tools and the knowledge gained throught the project. In this web section, you’ll find the lessons on smart grids.

City-zen’s projects

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Vivacité, 1st collaborative energy data management tool for cities and citizens

The programme VivaCity involves the developement of an experimental platform for collaborative energy data management, covering the perimeter of the Grenoble EcoCity. It is run by GEG in collaboration with Atos Worldgrid and utility operators in Grenoble (CCIAG). More info

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Vehicle2Grid

Vehicle2Grid technology stands for the possibility to use the battery of an electric vehicle to temporary store electricity generated and to use it or feed it back to the grid at a later stage. To be able to do so an bi-directional charger is needed, which can charge and discharge an electric vehicle connected. Typically the charger is by an energy management system, that regulates when the charger will charge/discharge and at which power. More info

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Virtual Power Plant

Monetizing flexibility using a Virtual Power Plant, which incorporates solar-PV, load and home battery systems. It is not a real power plant but a virtual. Aggregating several small production units , like pv-rooftops, a power plant is created. More info

Dispatch and trading tool

Dispatch and trading tool in Port of Amsterdam

A dispatch and trading tool for balancing (unpredictable) energy supply with (flexible) demand within the Port of Amsterdam region. More info.

PV plant with storage design in Grenoble

Smart power management and storage to make a feasible business case for PV on tertiary buildings despite low feed-in tariff in France. More info

State of the art