Twinning project SuPREME, led by the IMP PAN, reached its Final Conference in Jablonna, PO, with rewarding outputs. In total, eseia has organised three Summer Schools during the lifetime of the project, which aligned with larger EU strategies in Energy Transition to introduce sustainable systems based on RES in Poland. SuPRME has successfully involved several external partners.
Twinning for a Sustainable, Proactive Research Partnership in Distributed Energy Systems project, SuPREME, held its Final Conference from 9 to 10 October at the KEZO Centre in Jablonna, PO. After three years intense collaboration between four European organisations from four different countries, the Consortium composed by eseia, Alborg University and University of Twente, and led by the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMP-PAN), has successfully contributed to enhancing Poland’s Renewable Energy Systems field.
Knowledge transfer to local Polish stakeholders has played a key role in the project, strengthening networks across the EU and beyond: 4 cooperation agreements signed, 10 new project proposals submitted, and 21 international conference papers achieved. Moreover, besides staff-exchanges, the three Summer Schools organised by eseia in Alborg (DK), Enschede (NL) and Jablonna (PO) have been fundamental activities for a smooth and valuable collaboration among institutions.
After the finalisation of the twinning project that has boosted IMP-PAN research capacity and staff competence, consortium members have highlighted the importance of EU funding programmes such as SuPREME to help organisations like IMP PAN increasing their expertise in various fields. The project has put to use the new IMP PAN facility, the KEZO research installation in the areas of E-mobility and transportation, energy storage and standardisation, education, promotion, and national cooperation in smart energy systems.
SuPREME has addressed during this time both micro and macro scale energy systems to advance from “simple” Building Management Systems to Smart Energy Systems. For this, a better understanding of the specifics requirements of energy systems in Poland was required by the project partners, who brought their expertise from the Netherlands (University of Twente) and Denmark (University of Aalborg).
On one hand, WP1 focused on the analysis of energy systems at the macro scale and studied different scenarios of implementation of renewable energy systems in the Warsaw region through the development of energy clusters. On the other hand, WP2 looked into energy systems at the microscale, where the integration of devices into energy systems was mostly achieved via specific code wrote in Python. Appliances included electric vehicles with chargers and a heat pump.
Altogether, KEZO has successfully built external partnerships with international businesses such as the Polish Energy Group (PEG) – the largest energy producer and distributor in Poland, Toyota – currently working with KEZO in the development of a green hydrogen Polish system, or Solwena – involved in diverse national projects with the new IMP PAN facility, among others. Next steps look to expand the energy cluster.