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Final project conclusion in Brussels

24.10.2023 | The Platone consortium successfully completed four years of innovation with a final review meeting with the European Commission.

Successful Study Tour of the Greek Demo

30.06.2023 | On 30 June 2023 the Study Tour of the Greek Demo took place, organized by the leader of the Greek Demo, the Hellenic distribution system operator HEDNO.

Platone Final Conference “Digitalize DSOs to Unlock Flexibility"

Wed, 28.6.2023
On June 28th, the Platone project presented the learnings and achievements of its nearly four years of activities during its Final Conference.

Successful Study Tour of the Italian Demo

20.06.2023 | How have the foundations for local flexibility markets been laid in Rome? At the Italian Platone Demonstration Study Tour in Rome on 20 June 2023 participants were able to find it out.

Platone at CIRED 2023

Mon, 12.6. - Thu, 15.6.2023
At this year's International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), Platone was represented with four papers in the CIRED Technical Sessions.

Platone at InnoGrid 2023

Fri, 9.6. - Wed, 14.6.2023
The Platone project was part of the project sessions and present at the InnoGrid conference in Brussels.

Platone as Pioneer for Local Flexibility Markets in Rome

01.06.2023 | The lessons learnt in the Platone project have been used by Platone partner areti, the DSO of Rome, to define RomeFlex (Reshaping Operational methods to run grid flexibility).

Platone at LF Energy Summit

Thu, 1.6. - Fri, 2.6.2023
Their was a great interest in the Platone DSO Technical Platform at this year’s LF Energy Summit. that targets collaboration in clean energy technologies.

Platone at 4th E.DSO Projects in the Spotlight event

Wed, 29.3.2023
Platone was presented at the webinar on the topic "DSOs at the Centre of Cross-Sector Integration".

BRIDGE General Assembly 2023

Tue, 28.3. - Thu, 30.3.2023
The event offered the opportunity to learn about the current status of the working groups and to exchange ideas with the representatives of the projects.

Developing sustainable stakeholder engagement strategies

24.03.2023 | Interview on the BRIDGE Stakeholder Characterization survey with Andreas Corusa from Platone consortium partner B.A.U.M.

Platone at SGTech Week 2023

Mon, 20.3. - Fri, 24.3.2023
The German demonstration and further outcomes of the Platone project have been presented at the conference focused on smart grid implementation projects and innovation roadmaps.

How Platone results gain impact in the Linux Energy Foundation

15.03.2023 | For over two years now the Platone Open Framework as an open-source software package is supported by the Linux Foundation Energy (LFE) as the SOGNO project.

FlexCommunity Conference 2023

Wed, 22.2. - Thu, 23.2.2023
The FlexCommunity turned 1! The conference on the occasion of the first anniversary took a look at its achievements and plans for the future.

Co-Creation event for the Greek Demo

21.12.2022 | Platone project presented at Research Projects Dissemination Event organized by the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator.

Second interproject workshop

Tue, 6.12.2022
After a fruitful interproject exchange in the past project year the Platone project again invited all the projects that are funded under the same H2020 call for a compact follow-up session.

German Demo visited by Member of German Parliament

05.12.2022 | The German Platone demonstration site was visited by Christian Dürr, parliamentary group chair of the German liberal party (FDP) in the German Parliament (Bundestag).

Platone at Enlit Europe 2022

Tue, 29.11. - Thu, 1.12.2022
Valuable networking days at the EU Projects Zone in Frankfurt, Germany.

Partner areti at Ecomondo

Mon, 7.11. - Thu, 10.11.2022
At Ecomondo, the leading Italian environmental exhibiton, Platone partner areti, represented by Ercole De Luca, showed how grid digitalisation and the EU Platone Project developments can foster the ecological transition!

Platone at IEEE SmartGridComm 2022

Tue, 25.10. - Fri, 28.10.2022
At the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids in Singapore, Platone was represented by Prof. Antonello Monti from RWTH Aachen University.

Worthwhile Platone General Assembly in Brussels

12.10.2022 | After more than two years of mainly virtual meetings, Platone partners finally met live again in Brussels for our General Assembly on 12 October.

Platone at Italian CSR and Social Innovation Fair

Mon, 3.10. - Wed, 5.10.2022
Platone partner areti took part in a discussion about digital transformation.

Well-visited Platone demonstration at German Day of the Regions

02.10.2022 | A municipality being a power plant? This was one of the questions raised by the over 200 visitors of the large battery storage, the core of the Platone German demonstration in a rural area in northwest Germany.

Platone contributed to OPEN DEI position paper “Data Spaces for Energy, Home and Mobility”

30.09.2022 | As an active participant in the H2020 project OPEN DEI we are happy that the Platone team had the chance to contribute to the newly published position paper "Data Spaces for Energy, Home and Mobility”.

Platone at EUSEW 2022 Energy Fair

Mon, 26.9. - Fri, 30.9.2022
Platone took part in the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) from 26-30 2022 online and onsite!

Open Source in Action: The Platone solution for Distribution System Operators

Thu, 22.9.2022
The Platone consortium partners E.DSO and RWTH Aachen University jointly organised the webinar ‘Is Open Source the next Big Thing in Electricity Distribution?’

Platone’s cooperation activities – How Platone is involved in the ETIP SNET initiative

11.07.2022 | Smart networks for energy transition – that is the vision of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET). Platone joined two of the five working groups and the so-called NSCG.

Platone’s cooperation activities – How Platone is involved in the OPEN DEI project

11.07.2022 | The OPEN DEI project has the target of aligning reference architectures, open platforms and large-scale pilots in digitising European industry. The Platone projects strives to support this target.

Platone’s cooperation activities – How Platone is working together with the University of Alberta in Canada

11.07.2022 | Platone has established a cooperation with the University of Alberta in Canada. Two joint workshops have already successfully been conducted. What is the idea behind the cooperation?

Platone’s cooperation activities – How Platone is involved in the BRIDGE initiative

11.07.2022 | Several partners of the Platone project are actively involved in the activities of the BRIDGE working groups, actions and task forces. This participation in BRIDGE greatly benefits the project.

Platone at the German Energy Forum 2022

22.06.2022 | Platone hosted a topic island at the Energy Forum 2022 in the lower saxonian city of Syke.

Platone at the E-World and Eon Group Impact Festival 2022

Tue, 21.6. - Thu, 23.6.2022
Platone presented itself with a booth at the Eon Group Impact Festival within the E-World fair 2022.

Platone at BitLaw Summit 2022

Tue, 21.6. - Wed, 22.6.2022
At BitLaw Summit 2022, Platone was represented by Ercole de Luca from consortium partner areti, debating on how strongly BlockChain can contribute to the energy transition and the optimal operation of electricity distribution grids.

Platone presented paper at CIRED 2022 workshop in Porto

Thu, 2.6. - Fri, 3.6.2022
Partner RSE presented a full paper at the CIRED Porto Workshop 2022 E-mobility and power distribution systems in the session on community involvement, regulatory challenges and business models associated with E-mobility.

Platone at the 14th ETIP SNET Regional Workshop

Wed, 1.6.2022
Representatives of national and regional funding and support programs disscused RDI on the 14th ETIP SNET Regional Workshop. Platone participated in the Projects Panel Session 3 "Digitalization".

Highly endowed prize for the SOGNO platform

25.05.2022 | The SOGNO platform delivers the fundament of the work done at our Platone project. SOGNO has now recieved the innovation-award of the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia.

Platone at the E-REDES European Projects Event on "Real progress along the road to Flexibility"

Tue, 10.5.2022
Platone consortium shared project insights at the E-REDES annual event. Together with several European projects the contribution of to the topic of “Real progress along the road to Flexibility” was addressed.

Platone at the Canadian APIC Forum 2022

Mon, 9.5. - Tue, 10.5.2022
Platone cooperation partner University of Alberta invited our project coordinator to speak at the APIC Forum 2022 about the Platone concept.

First FlexGroups meeting to further shape the FlexCommunity

28.04.2022 | Platone was one of the initiating projects of the FlexCommunity. Now the first meeting of the FlexCommunity working groups - the FlexGroups - took place.

Platone at GlobalBSG´s 2nd Annual Asset Management Summit

Thu, 21.4. - Fri, 22.4.2022
In April 2022 our consortium partners E.DSO and ENG represented Platone at the Asset Management Summit for Electricity Providers.

Second Platone Advisory and Dissemination Board meeting

31.03.2022 | Last week the Platone Advisory and Dissemination Board had its second joint meeting to discuss latest project activities and progress.

BRIDGE General Assembly 2022

Tue, 22.3. - Thu, 24.3.2022
The 2022 General Assembly presented the latest developments of the initiative. As an active project within the BRIDGE initiative, the Platone consortium joined the annual event.

How network tariffs can incentivise flexibility

14.03.2022 | The National Technical University of Athens is elaborating a way for a smarter distribution use-of-system tariffs.

Energy communities in rural distribution networks

03.03.2022 | DSOs in rural areas face other challenges than DSOs urban areas. Avacon among other things counts on the households themselves.

Unlocking the flexibility market
in Italy

01.03.2022 | The Italian demo has set itself no lesser goal than to unlock the flexibility market in Italy. - But how?

The FlexCommunity has successfully been kicked off

09.02.2022 | More than 150 participants were present to witness the launch of the FlexCommunity - the new knowledge platform to collaborate with other projects and stakeholders that work on exploiting flexibilities in the energy markets.

Kicking off the FlexCommunity!

Wed, 2.2.2022
With the FlexCommunity, the EU H2020 projects edgeFLEX, FEVER and Platone introduced a platform to collaborate with other projects and stakeholders that work on exploiting flexibilities in the energy system.

Italian demonstration Open Day

Mon, 20.12.2021
With the virtual Open Day the solutions proposed as part of the Italian demonstration were presented to local customers.

Italian demo presented first results at Open Day

20.12.2021 | On Monday, December 20th, Platone partner areti successfully hosted the virtual Open Day of the Italian demonstration.

Platone live at EU Project Zone at Enlit 2021 in Milan

07.12.2021 | Probably one of the most said lines in business for the past 2 years has been "you're on mute". At the Enlit it was time to ‘unmute’ ourselves and for 3 days immerse in meetings, learning and doing business face-to-face.

Platone LIVE at the Enlit Europe 2021

Tue, 30.11. - Thu, 2.12.2021
Our Platone project attended Enlit Europe 2021 live in Milan.

Greek demonstration Open Day: Innovation for flexibility

24.11.2021 | With the virtual Open Day "Innovation for Flexibility" the solutions proposed as part of the Greek demonstration was presented.

Platone with Energy Talk at EUSEW 2021

Wed, 27.10.2021
"Socrates or Plato – whom shall the future energy system follow?" This question was raised at our session at the EUSEW Energy Talks!

Platone at the IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 in Aachen

Tue, 26.10.2021
The new format of the Game Changer Roundtables hosted at the this year`s IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 opened up possibilities for Platone to share first results and experiences from the project.

Platone booth at EUSEW 2021 Energy Fair!

Mon, 25.10. - Fri, 29.10.2021
From 25 until 29 October Platone was represented at the Energy Fair with a digital booth.

Platone contributes to the poster session at CIRED online 2021

Mon, 20.9. - Thu, 23.9.2021
At this years CIRED Conference Platone was present with a poster on current project findings. The lleading forum unites the electricity distribution community every two years in different venues across Europe and offers worldwide perspective and participation.

Platone midterm conference has gone beyond expectations

15.09.2021 | The Platone consortium is proud and happy of having experienced such a huge interest in our midterm conference „Growing the energy transition”. Above 300 participants joined our two-day fully virtual event on 14 and 15 September 2021.

First customer upgraded with technical equipment

03.09.2021 | Abbenhausen, Germany: The first household located in the field-test region of the German demonstrator in Abbenhausen has been upgraded with a state-of-the-art household battery storage system for an active involvement in the German trial of Platone.

OPEN DEI Energy Pilots Explorer published

21.06.2021 | European Joint RDI - Platone demonstrations portrayed as Large-Scale Pilots in OPEN DEI Energy Pilot Explorer

Platone architecture presented at FIT EUROPE seminar

Thu, 10.6.2021
On 10 June 2021 Ferdinando Bosco from our partner Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa presented the Platone architecture during the seminar “Blockchain & innovation for digital society” under the project FIT EUROPE - Future IT leaders for a multicultural, digital Europe.

Review: Platone provided latest insights at InnoGrid 2021

Fri, 4.6. - Fri, 11.6.2021
At the InnoGrid we provided latest insights into Platone! On the 2nd day of the annual appointment on European innovation in power networks on Friday, 11 June titled “Beyond sandboxes” a selection of EU funded projects showcased how they are boosting the transition.

German demo successfully addressed households with open day

26.05.2021 | Avacon, the leader of the German demonstration of Platone invited several households to a two-day information event in Abbenhausen, a village in the municipality of the city Twistringen in the north of Germany.

Commission welcomes BRIDGE input to HEMRM coordinated by Platone

06.05.2021 | Under the leadership of areti, Platone has since April 2020 led the BRIDGE Action 7 to provide an update to the next Harmonised Electricity Market Role Model.

Successful first interproject workshop

26.04.2021 | How do you answer the challenge of your call? That was the question of the 1st interproject workshop with all eight projects attending that are funded under the H2020 call on "Flexibility and retail market options for the distribution grid" (ES-1-2019).

Platone partner at Linux Foundation Energy Spring Summit 2021

Wed, 14.4.2021
LF Energy leads the way by bringing together stakeholders to solve the complex, interconnected problems associated with the decarbonization of energy and sector coupling. Platone consortium partner RWTH, introduced SOGNO, a microservices based grid automation platform, which Platone uses and expands for its own approach.

German Demo celebrates offical start into demonstration phase!

31.03.2021 | Red „Start“ button of demonstration phase pressed! The German Demo celebrates the offical start of the demonstration phase in the field test region of Abbenhausen.

Virtual booth and presentations at IEEE SG4SC

17.03.2021 | We presented Platone in the 2021 IEEE International virtual Forum on Smart Grid for Smart Cities (SG4SC) with a virtual booth and session presentations.

Insightful feedback from 2nd customer engagement workshop in Italy

02.03.2021 | The second workshop on customer engagement for the Italian demonstration under the slogan “Virtual workshop of the Italian Demo: Participating in the Platone project and supporting the network in becoming Greener” was a very worthwhile event.

Platone at 2021 BRIDGE General Assembly

Tue, 2.3. - Thu, 4.3.2021
As active project within the BRIDGE initiative Platone consortium partners joined the annually event. Project coordinator Prof. Monti from RWTH presented our Platone interim results.

First customer engagement workshop for Greek demonstration

18.02.2021 | The Greek consortium partners successfully addressed selected stakeholders with an online workshop discussing solutions proposed in the Greek demonstration of Platone.

SOGNO platform successfully accepted in LINUX Foundation Energy

04.12.2020 | "It is a great success!" The SOGNO platform has been accepted in the Linux Foundation Energy. Platone uses SOGNO architecture as reference for its own approach.

Horizon 2020 joint online event: kick-off for a closer collaboration

19.11.2020 | Maximising synergies between EU Horizon 2020 funded projects of Platone, DECIDE, FEVER and edgeFLEX on the topics of local flexibilities and energy communities.

Platone partner at IEEE Canada Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2020

Mon, 9.11. - Tue, 10.11.2020
EPEC 2020 provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government sector from Canada and abroad to present and discuss the latest developments in the electric power and energy systems. Platone consortium partner Prof. Dr. Antonello Monti presented the European approach to the digitalization of the energy system.

First Platone Advisory and Dissemination Board Meeting

05.11.2020 | Platone has established a promising advisory and dissemination board (ADB). On November 5th, 2020 the first Platone advisory and dissemination board meeting took place.

Platone participated at CIRED Berlin Workshop

Tue, 22.9. - Wed, 23.9.2020
In the course of the CIRED Berlin Workshop "How to Implement Flexibility in the Distribution System?", Platone partners shared their innovative solutions to enable flexibility and retail markets in distribution grids.

Platone trial site set in Northern Germany

30.07.2020 | The German Demo takes place in the small village Abbenhausen, where an energy community will be established, producing, storing and sharing energy locally.

First stakeholder engagement virtual workshop of the Italian Demo

25.06.2020 | On 18th and 25th of June 2020, the Italian Demo partners held the first stakeholder-engagement virtual workshop with the title “Optimized grid management and flexibility market: the prosumer’s role”.

Platone leads new BRIDGE Action on Harmonised Electricity Market Role Model

01.05.2020 | The cooperation group of Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Islands and Digitalisation H2020 projects BRIDGE initiates new activities to foster the harmonisation of the European energy sector.

Platone at 1st Energy Domain Workshop OPEN DEI

Mon, 6.4.2020
With the aim at deepening synergies and reinforcing collaboration seven selected Innovation Action projects, presented their approaches and objectives. On this occasion, Platone was also introduced by consortial partner Massimo Bartonocini from Engineering Ingegneria.

Platone presentation at workshop on flexibility and TSO-DSO cooperation

Thu, 13.2.2020
At the 2nd workshop on flexibility markets hosted by the European Commission in cooperation with ENTSOe, EDSO, CEDEC, Eurelectric and GEODE Platone was represented as one of the current H2020 projects on energy flexibilities.

2020 BRIDGE General Assembly

Tue, 11.2. - Wed, 12.2.2020
The 2020 General Assembly took place in Brussels with focus on the results of the working groups and the collaboration between Horizon 2020 smart grid and energy storage projects.

Platone at E-world energy & water

Tue, 11.2. - Wed, 12.2.2020
E-world energy & water is the place where the European energy industry comes together. At the joint project booth visitors got first-hand information about our Platone project.

Consortium shares project progress at first General Assembly

21.01.2020 | At our first General Assembly the Platone consortium discussed the work progress of the first six months, upcoming activities and officially launched the Italian demonstration with a media conference.

Co-creation process on user-oriented design kicks off

05.11.2019 | With our internal workshop on capacity building with representatives of all project partners we prepared the start of our series of co-creation events for a user and target group-oriented design process.

Project kick-off for Platone consortium in Brussels

01.10.2019 | In October, our new European project on energy flexibility "Platone - Platform for operation of distribution networks" started. With the kick-off meeting in Brussels we paved the ground for our four-year working process.

Managing the electricity system with blockchain

01.09.2019 | In the European project Platone, an international consortium of energy and IT experts jointly develops first-of-a-kind solutions to make flexible power generation and consumption a tradable good. Unlocking these flexibilities allows integrating more renewable energies while maintaining grid stability.