Austrian partners in the CESEPS project met on 1 December to report on the current status of the project and the steps to undertake in 2018. Representatives of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia), reported the status of the activities of the different Work Packages.
Lothar Fickert (TU Graz) presented the draft report of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tests performed by researchers ZiQian Zhang (TU Graz) and Carla Robledo (TU Delft). On AIT´ side, Martin Nöhrer presented the simulations conducted on Home Energy Management System (HEMS) with Lablink, a distributed middleware to interface arbitrary software, hardware and communication systems that allows laboratory-based testing. On the other hand, eseia presented the dissemination activities envisaged for the project in 2018, such as a video to present and explain to the general public the Smart Energy Products and Systems (SEPS) developed in the project. Furthermore, eseia will keep on working with CESEPS partners to attract EU funding for a follow-up project. Finally, the Austrian partners coordinated the work for the preparation of the interim report to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and prepared for the transnational meeting, which will take place with the whole international consortium in January 2018.
From left to right: Felix Lehfuß (AIT), Lothar Fickert (TU Graz), Martin Nöhrer (AIT), Stefan Übermasser (AIT), Ramona Oros (eseia), Soraya Foubert (eseia), and Brigitte Hasewend (eseia).
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