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Sim4Blocks -The final partner meeting

Having received a six month extension to the project, Sim4blocks has had time to validate the results from its pilot sites in Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Despite the outbreak of Covid-19 and the interruption this presented, the project has been able to finalise the results and gain some valuable insight into the different demand response strategies […]

September 3rd, 2020|Popular News|

Sim4Blocks to host workshop at EUSEW 2020

Sim4Blocks has been selected to host an important workshop at the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week’s (EUSEW) Policy Conference, the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. EUSEW 2020 takes place in Brussels between 22nd and 26th of June and the date and time for the 90-minute Sim4Blocks workshop will […]

March 3rd, 2020|News Latest, Popular News|

Sim4Blocks extended for six months

The Sim4Blocks project has been extended for six months to maximise the opportunities presented by results from the demo sites, with a new end-date of 30 September 2020.
The extension was requested to give the project time to validate the exciting results from the pilot sites in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. This will provide valuable insight […]

February 10th, 2020|News Latest, Popular News|

Developing DR business cases in a volatile market place

Sim4Blocks is an EU-funded project with a central aim of demonstrating demand response systems and services in a small-scale blocks-of-buildings format at three pilot sites across Europe. The goal is to develop effective business models to roll out access of these services to electricity markets in a rapidly evolving energy efficient arena at both local […]

August 20th, 2019|News Latest|

Project meeting in London

Sim4Blocks’ partners gathered at IDEALondon’s innovative office space, hosted by EDF Energy, for the project’s most recent consortium meeting on March 16-17.

With just a year left of the project, partners gathered to review the current work being carried out in the project, hear about progress being made at the demonstration sites and discuss plans and […]

June 17th, 2019|News Latest|

June 2019 Newsletter

In Sim4Blocks’ sixth newsletter, the project is fast approaching the prestigious Sustainable Places conference this week and Sim4Blocks is hosting a workshop on demand response – be sure to say hello. The project is also excited to reveal the outcome of its first webinar. Last but by no means least we’d like to take this […]

June 12th, 2019|News Latest|

New deal to add 500MW of solar into Spanish grid

Clean energy companies Canadian Solar and Solarcentury have signed a deal for the development of two grid-connected solar systems in Spain.

Canadian Solar will provide Solarcentury with 500MW modules to develop 200MW Cabrera and 300MW Talayuela solar systems.

The 200MW solar plant will begin construction in summer 2019 in Alcalá de Guadaira, Seville. The plant will be connected to the grid in […]

June 10th, 2019|News Latest|

UK’s EV charging sites ‘now outnumber petrol stations’

Charging point locator service Zap-Map suggests the number of EV charging locations has increased by 57% in the last year

Public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations now outnumber petrol stations across the UK.

New data from charging point locator service Zap-Map shows that as of the 22nd of May, the country was home to 8,471 charging sites, hosting a combined […]

June 6th, 2019|News Latest|

A fond farewell

It’s with a warm heart that Sim4Blocks’ bids goodbye to Dr. Ursula Eicker, professor of building physics at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart. Eicker has been project coordinator since the start of the project in 2016, however her time has come to embark on a fantastic opportunity across the pond in Canada.

Eicker will be […]

June 3rd, 2019|News Latest|

Sim4Blocks at Sustainable Places 2019

Barriers and progress for demand response in Europe

Fri 7 June, 9am – Grotta di Nettuno room

Sim4Blocks will be attending this year’s conference, hosting a workshop on demand response in Europe alongside DR.BOB, NOVICE and HOLISDER – three leading projects in the energy market.

Sustainable Places 2019 will take place in Cagliari on the island of […]

May 30th, 2019|News Latest|