Smart net metering for promotion and cost-efficient
grid integration of PV technology in Cyprus

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11th Energy Saving Exhibition «SAVENERGY 2015», Nicosia

Τhe 11th Energy Saving Exhibition «SAVENERGY 2015» will take place at the Cyprus International Fair grounds (EXPO) in Nicosia between the 18th and the 20th of September 2015. The SAVENERGY Exhibition is organised by the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation in cooperation with the Cyprus Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Electricity Authority of Cyprus.

These Exhibitions have been established as the most important trade event in Cyprus which deals with the promotion of products and services that save energy, exploit renewable energy sources and protect the environment or save / improve water quality and help reduce the environmental burden and optimal use of water resources.

The «SAVENERGY» exhibition is considered amongst Cyprus’ best exhibitions and thus apart from the publicity given by the organisers it is well covered by the local mass media. It is worth mentioning that SAVENERGY 2013 was visited by more than 25.000 trade visitors and consumers. Μore than 90% of the « SAVENERGY 2013 » exhibitors stated that the exhibition was a great success, while 95% of them stated that they will surely participate at « SAVENERGY 2015 ». None of the exhibitors had negative comments about the exhibition.

EAC’s kiosk will present, among others, innovative projects of promoting RES and energy saving. One of them is SmartPV for which flyers and newsletters will be distributed to the visitors. Two presentations will be held, one for SmartPV Project and one for Smart Metering and metering data management. The second presentation includes a video demonstration of Meridian, the metering data acquisition and management system of SmartPV. Also, Elster’s smart meters AS230 and A1700, that have been pilot installed with SmartPV, will be exhibited at the kiosk.

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Presentation of scientific paper at PowerTech2015 Conference

Summary of the proceedings of the ELECTRA IRP meeting in Riga

Smart net metering for promotion and cost efficient grid-integration of PV technology in Cyprus

Presentation of SmartPV in the Med Power Conference 2014

Participation in SGW Smartgrid World Summit 2014

On the 24th and 25th of November 2014, SmartPV representatives from the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority participated in the SGW Smartgrid World Summit 2014 held in London, UK. The Smart Grid World Summit is the definitive annual conference providing practical guidance and strategic advice on Smart Grid Industry, Technology and Applications. The conference hosted world industry leaders and was followed by presentations of the companies active in Smart Meters and Smart Grid sector. The Conference Agenda focused on topics such as Smart Metering and the role it can play in the development of the connected homes, how can utilities leverage advanced metering infrastructure, strategic framework for capturing value from data, new business model for traditional utilities in of implementation of smarter systems, energy storage and it’ s role in the new energy dynamics, smarter network storage for future power networks , decentralized energy: Transforming the end user into active prosumer & disruptive potential of decentralized energy. At the beginning of the seminar the representatives from the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority submitted the Smart PV’s newsletter dated on march 2014 in order to inform the leaders regarding project and the work have been done.

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Submission of scientific article at PowerTech 2015

An extended abstract has been submitted to be presented at the PowerTech Conference, an anchor conference of the IEEE Power & Energy Society in Europe. The conference which will held in Eindhoven on the 29 of June to 2 of July 2015 and will cover several topics such as Smart grids, cyber-physical systems, integration of RES, Smart metering, demand side management (DSM) and demand response, application of storage technologies and many more. The paper, entitled “Effective dynamic tariffs for price-based Demand Side Management with grid-connected PV systems” will be presented and in particular it will cover aspects of Action B.1: Metering studies, policy analyses and dynamic tariff model development were presented. The preliminary results of the Dynamic TOU tariff tool developed in SmartPV and the methodology to enable DSM in Cyprus will be exhibited.

Summary of the proceedings of 9th International Conference on Deregulated Electricity Market Issues in South Eastern Europe (DEMSEE) 2014 in Nicosia, Cyprus
(25 – 26th September 2014)

SmartPV project establishes links with Polycity and Beca projects

On the 8th and 9th of July 2014, SmartPV representatives from Deloitte participated in a workshop organized by Politecnico di Torino in order to present the SmartPV project and discuss the findings from the projects Polycity and Beca which have been implemented with the participation of PoliTO. You can see the report from the visit here.

Summary of the International Technology Innovation Summit of EPRI hosted by ESB in Dublin, Ireland
(3, 4 and 5th June 2014)

The importance of synergies between the private and the public sector for promoting optimised energy policies

Within the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2015, the SmartPV project was invited to actively participate in the Energy Day organized by Deloitte, one of the project beneficiaries.

This event gathered together the private sector active in the energy sector, electricity utilities and energy regulators, as well as the main relevant state authorities and key stakeholders, including the organisations participating in the “SmartPV” project, the “PV-NET” project and the general public. The example of Cyprus as a country with high solar irradiance was discussed as a case where energy policies such as smart net metering can now allow cost-effective penetration of RES into the energy mix.

Below is the link to the presentations of the event

Presentation at the Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Saving Conference & Exhibition

On the 8th of July 2014, SmartPV representatives participated in the Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Saving Conference & Exhibition held in Nicosia, Cyprus. The project’s coordinator delivered a presentation on the opportunities, challenges and research results in the field of PV. You can see the presentation here.

"Beyond grid parity: Smart net metering for promoting PV technology and the importance of developing dynamic tariffs to support demand side management in an attempt to optimize PV penetration."

Within the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2014, the SmartPV project team invited the stakeholders in Cyprus and the general public to discuss the topic of Smart Net Metering. The event’s title was: “Beyond grid parity: Smart net metering for promoting PV technology and the importance of developing dynamic tariffs to support demand side management in an attempt to optimize PV penetration”. Below are the links to the presentations of the event (in Greek).

SmartPV project represented in the 1st Stakeholder Conference for projects SuStainable, IGreenGrid and Singular, in Athens, Greece, 11th April 2014.

SmartPV project representatives participate in the STARGRID workshops in Hannover Messe (10th of April 2014).

SmartPV establishes connection with project ELECTRA

Dr Venizelos Efthymiou has participated on behalf of Smart-PV in project ELECTRAʼs kick off meeting on the 18th and 19th of December 2013 and delivered a presentation on The SmartGrids Research and Innovation in EU.