- The journal article “Pathways to energy autonomy – challenges and opportunities” authored by Edward Bentley and colleagues from Northumbria University, Cenex NL and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Environmental studies. If you want to know whether (battery) storage or demand-side management (DSM) is the right fit for your application, read on! The author’s submitted document can be downloaded here.
- Join SEEV4-City experts from KU Leuven, Applied University of Amsterdam and the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht at the IDOLAAD event “E-mobility | getting smart with data” in Amsterdam on 18 June! Full program and information on this link!
- SEEV4-City is representing Priority 4 at the Joint Meeting of the two thematic working groups "Energy & Climate Change" & "Transport" of the North Sea Commission, a close partner of the Interreg North Sea Programme, will hold a joint meeting titled "How can transnational cooperation in the North Sea Region contribute to overall climate goals?" on Thursday, 28 February form 9h00 till 14h00 in the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels. SEEV4-City is honoured that by doing this, it will help define the new North Sea Commission strategy. Read more here!
- During technical session 4B of the IEEE Smart Grids 4 Smart Cities 2018 (26-28 November 2018) in Genk, Belgium, SEEV4-City organised their second mid-term event. Subject of this session: " A debate about the future of V2G and Smart Charging". Get more information here!
- The first of two SEEV4-City mid-term events was held on the 17th October in Paris, France. The policy-oriented event "Electromobility in practice-solutions experiences & lessons learnt" was organised in cooperation with Interreg's CleanMobilEnergy project.
- On the 29th June of 2018, our partner the Johan Cruijff Arena launched their 3 megawatt energy storage system! The system provides a more reliable and efficient energy supply and usage for the stadium, its visitors, neighbours, and the Dutch energy grid. It is the largest European energy storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building! Read more here!
- A session about Europe's Urban Energy-Mobility Transition, titled "Demonstration, upscaling & uptake in city-planning, how to achieve adequate policy measures and large-scale implementation." was organised by SEEV4-City together with three other European projects CleanMobilEnergy, SIMPLA & EV ENERGY.
- The Operational Pilot Brochure presents the innovative nature, context and ambitions of the SEEV4-City Operational Pilots. Find it here!
- On the 24th of April, SEEV4-City sent their second SEEV4-City newsletter: a short update about the Loughborough Living Lab. Read about our only Vehicle to Home-pilot here!
- Read the State-of-the-Art summary report to get a quick overview on the state of the art of smart charging, V2G, electro mobility, renewable energy sources, ...
- In 2017, we've sent you our first newsletter, now in 2018 we present our first newsflash about current V2G projects in Europe! Read about the 18 different European projects here!
- The Vulkan project of our partner the city of Oslo was cited as an example of smart charging hubs in the annual rapport of the World Economic Forum 2018.
- On the 21st of December, SEEV4-City sent their first newsletter discussing our Operational Pilot in the city of Amsterdam to 580 Interested contacts. Read it here yourself!
- Sebastien Lefebvre from the Belgian pilot in Kortrijk explains in "Het Nieuwsblad" that the city is aiming to be energy neutral in 15 years and how SEEV4-City is supporting them in this.
- On September 11th and 12th, the SEEV4-City partners had a follow-up project meeting. The partners were guided in the Kortrijk pilot and afterwards, the progress of each work package was presented and discussed.
- On May 12th, SEEV4-City was launched successfully during the second V2G Conference in Amsterdam. The presentations from those speakers who have authorised distribution of their slides are available to download from the conference website - see the Speakers and Presentations section. A nice write-up of the launch event can be found on the Interreg North Sea Region blog.
(photo credit: Sarah Holsen)
- The SEEV4-City partners had a fruitful project meeting, kindly hosted by CENEX, on March 8th-9th in Loughborough (UK). Synergies between work packages have been optimised, leading up to the launch event in Amsterdam on May 12th.
- Fortum Charge & Drive is building an innovative EV charging facility at the Vulkan parking garage in central Oslo. Charge & Drive is installing a battery reserve that will balance power loads in order to avoid putting strain on the power grid during times of high usage. There will be over 100 charging stations available for customers.
The solution makes it possible for parking garages and residential parking facilities, among others, to set up large EV charging facilities without having to make expensive and time-consuming upgrades to the power grid. The batteries mitigate the need for supplemental power from the grid during periods of high usage, such as when many EVs charge at the same time.
The new charging facility is being built in cooperation with property owner Aspelin Ramm Eiendom AS and the city of Oslo, partner in the SEEV4-City project. The facility will help Oslo reach its ambitious climate goals, which include cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2020 and 95% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
“This charging facility will boost the use of electric cars for taxis, goods distribution, and service companies,” says Sture Portvik, responsible for electric cars at the Municipality of Oslo.
- SEEV4-City project partner Amsterdam ArenA launched on 30th November 2016 their Storage Project together with partners Nissan, EATON and The Mobility House, and is looking forward to further develop the functionality and possible services of this battery storage as part of the SEEV4-City Program.