Demo site Güssing


Demo site Güssing
Thu, 22. March 2018 - Fri, 23. March 2018
Site Visit
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The ReFlex project - Replicability Concept for Flexible Smart Grids -  within ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, aims at the development of a replicability concept and guidelines for the deployment of technologically feasible, market based and user-friendly solutions for smart grids with a high level of flexibility and at the establishment of a ReFlex Community of Practice (COP) for knowledge exchange between Smart Grid demo regions across the participating countries by providing workshops and demo site visits to practitioners, stakeholders and researchers.
We would like to invite you to the sixth demo site visit of the ReFlex project taking place on the 22nd of March 2018 in Güssing (Austria).
This event will be a good opportunity to meet and exchange with the other ReFlex project partners, stakeholders and experts of the 8 Smart Grid demo sites participating in the project. This sixth site visit will provide feedback from field testing experiments carried out in Strem and Güssing, two municipalities belonging to the regional association ökoEnergieland Burgenland.
Furthermore, the ReFlex’ WP leaders and Güssing’ demo site partners are invited to participate in a workshop on the 23rd of March, focussing on Güssing’ demo site contribution and specific requests for the Community of Practice (COP). The ReFlex project team will take the opportunity to present the project objectives and first results as well as the research questions to be addressed at the next events.

Short presentation of the demo site Güssing - ökoEnergieland association and its projects
ÖkoEnergieland is an association of municipalities in southern Burgenland which pursue the same goal: to counteract capital outflows, to strengthen the regional economy of the border region, to create jobs and to maintain and increase the quality of life. Measures to achieve these objectives include renewable energy, tourism, mobility, education and nature conservation. The ÖkoEnergieland has been a climate and energy model region since 2010 and currently comprises 17 municipalities that are working together to strengthen the structurally weak region. In the research and demonstration area, following smart grid projects have been or are currently being carried out:

·        Microgrid Güssing (06/2014 – 05/2015)
The primary objective of the microgrid project was to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing a microgrid in Güssing. Findings reveal that the realization of a microgrid is currently not necessary and that the substations that connect the distribution lines are not properly dimensioned. Thus, the microgrid project was abandoned.
·        3Smart project (01/2017 – 06/2019)
The main goal of the 3Smart project is to provide a technological and legislative setup for cross-spanning energy management of buildings, energy grids and major city infrastructures in the Danube region. This includes the development of a modular platform for coordinated building and distribution grid energy management.
·        SHAR-Q (11/2016 – 10/2019)

SHAR-Q aims to design and create a decentralized collaboration framework of distributed energy ecosystems (renewable energy sources and electrical energy storages) connecting them into a peer-to-peer network.
Please take a look at useful information and the agenda for the day attached to this mail.

Please forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. Please let us know by March 16th at the latest if you will be attending.