Norway Grants „Green ICT“ programme

The aim of this project is to reduce energy sector carbon intensity while increasing the efficiency of energy system

About the Project

Norway Grants Green ICT programme gives Fusebox and Pixii the unique opportunity to collaborate on the Green ICT project

The innovation of this project is to combine demand side flexibility (demand response) with energy storage systems (modular batteries) to create hybrid solution

This is achieved by combining demand response (Fusebox competence) and energy storage (Pixii competence) to enable next-generation energy infrastructure instead of investing into
existing infrastructure which was built to support centralized electricity generation. The project
enables real-time communication between electricity consumers, energy storage and energy system
to maximize the use of renewables and solve the issues related to variable generation

We offer integrated flexibility system for cost-effective, green and resilient grid for the global market

Implementation Period

1st of June 2021-1st of June 2023

 

Progress

1st stage. Mapping the suitable locations for energy storage units. The energy storage units and other necessary hardware units are installed in different locations and purposes for field testing. Connectivity and operational capability between energy storage units and Fusebox virtual power plant platform is developed

 

2nd stage. The main objects of the second stage are the market integration and testing of new products and ancillary services. Such as frequency control and voltage control in the electricity grid. Both Pixii energy storage systems and Fusebox virtual power plant platform functions will be tested according to local market rules and technical requirements. New necessary functions will be developed on Fusebox virtual power plant platform and will be tested with Pixii energy storage system

 

3rd stage. New complex functionalities are developed to maximize utilization of EV-s and renewables in combination with the energy storage systems based on the trading and measuring data. The virtual power plant combined with energy storage systems can provide flexibility services both locally, to e.g., increase the EV charging power capacity, grow the amount of charging stations in the densely populated or remote locations or store excess solar power, and nationally to support the electricity grid stability

 

4th stage. Standardization and optimization of developed functions. Fixing software bugs. Results and conclusions are analysed. Both parties have tested and are able to provide several new services and products to markets. Services developed together are usable according to the local market regulations. Focus on user experience for future expansion and usability

 

Contacts

Fusebox (Estonia) Development Manager: Erik Tamsalu

 

Pixii (Norway) Co-Founder and Chief Innovation
Officer: Ole Jakob Sørdalen