4 Key project messages to CAPACON stakeholders delivered
University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (UMFERI) was acting as knowledge partner institution.
It has included stakehoder types and was connected to future foreseen users of energy flexibility services (as Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Distribution System Operators (DSOs), Balancing Groups (BGs), Aggregators and companies (SME&Large)) (see Why are Management Systems on the Rise) with related products to all three technological focus fields of the project CAPACON:
- HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER CONVERTERS,
- ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS,
- DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
TECES, Research and Development Center of Electric Machines acted as main networker and facilitator of activities, focused on inclusion of companies (SME&Large) not forgetting the other stakeholders as Chambers of Commerce, Local Energy agencies.
Larger national level events were selected to facilitate professional exchange of knowledge with project findings on all three technological focus fields. In addition, TECES focused also to include regional support organisations, able to provide improvement services to companies (SME&Large) on CAPACON technology fields.
See How was the Register of Innovative companies CAPACON established?
UMFERI focused to pronounce the need to key national stakeholders, that for the introduction of energy flexibility services, a national legal framework is required. The main arguments arrived from the results of different demonstration projects, also included to this report, which clearly show the potential for energy flexibility services to various types of stakeholders.
- ENABLERS are rapid developmet and digitalisation of novel energy technologies and change in EU policy regulations as the Energy Efficiency Directive, released in 2016, coming into force in 2018.
- MODERN DESIGN OF THE EU ELECTRICITY MARKET, adapted to the new realities – more flexible, more market-oriented, better placed to integrate a greater share of renewables, which was formulated.
- Slovenian and Austrian stakeholders should not lag behind and fair deal for the end users should be pursuied. In addition, the Stakeholders (Large, SME, Others) active on product development on all 3 CAPACON priority fields are subject of this change.
It will affect the research and design of new smart energy technologies, which is steping forward to authonomous decision logic levels, to enable marked driven flexibility in energy generation, storage and consumption.
THE ROLE OF POWER ELECTRONICS IN FUTURE WILL BE AS IMPORTANT AS THAT OF COMPUTERS, COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, IF NOT EVEN MORE, bringing significant electricity use decrease and savings.
- Since Powerelectronics deals with conversion and control of electrical power with the help of switching mode power semiconductor devices, and therefore, the efficiency of power electronics-based equipment can be very high.
- With the advancement of technology, as the cost of power electronics is decreasing, size is becoming smaller and the performance is improving, the application of power electronics is expanding in industrial, commercial, residential, aerospace, military, transportation and utility systems.
PRIZNANJE “PAMETNE STAVBE” KOT DOMA PRIHODNOSTI, KI JE MOGOČ S PAMETNIMI ENERGIJSKO UČINKOVITIMI NAPRAVAMI IN SISTEMI, ki omogočajo delovanje naprav in upravljanje energije znotraj stavbe.
- Energetske tehnologije v pametni stavbi so povezane z omrežjem, lahko delujejo tudi kot proizvajalec energije in služijo tudi za shranjevanje energije.
- To ima poseben pomen v zvezi z novimi direktivami Evropske unije na področju učinkovite rabe energije.
- V tem okviru je mogoče na ravni tehnologij in izdelkov pričakovati, da bodo te skupaj z razvojem majhnih lokalnih industrij električne energije in uresničevanjem konceptov vključevanja razpršenih virov obnovljivih virov energije, postale standardni gradniki sodobnega elektroenergetskega omrežja.
EMPLOYEES SKILS SHOULD BE SIMULTANIOUSLY ADVANCED AND UPGRADED with new technical knowledge and modern human resources approaches according to digitalisation processes.
- The constantly accelerating, dynamic and system-branched process of digital transformation brings to the stakeholders changing demands in terms of specific skills in key industry jobs, that all employees will have to cope with in the near future, if we like the entire Slovenian society to be competitive.
- Thus, large employers, as small and medium-sized enterprises are subject to change, which digital transformation is bringing in the management and monitoring of processes.
- Products and employees with significantly different competencies are needed to perform the work.
The entire Slovenian Stakeholder report here: link