01.10.19: Platone – PLATform for Operation of Distribution NEtworks - B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH (baumgroup.de)

Platone – PLATform for Operation of Distribution NEtworks

B.A.U.M. as consortium member of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project Platone at kick-off event in Brussels

1st Oktober 2019, Brüssel: B.A.U.M. is further expanding its international activities with the EU-funded Platone research project. After successfully submitting a joint research proposal, the Platone consortium now met for a first kick-off event in Brussels.

The Horizon 2020 funded European project on energy flexibility "Platone - Platform for operation of distribution networks" has finally started. With the kick-off meeting on 1st October in Brussels B.A.U.M. and its 11 consortium partners paved the way for a successful four-year working process.

Over 30 representatives from Germany, Greece, Italy and Belgium came together for the first time. Beneath B.A.U.M. the Platone consortium consist of solution providers, research organisations, large distribution system operators (DSO) and consultancies to work on a joint challenge. The consortium has an excellent base for impact generation activities and to foster the take-up and use of the results. To name all consortium partners: Acea energia (IT), Apio (IT), areti (IT), avacon (GER), Engineering (IT), E.DSO (BE), Hedno (GR), NTUA (GR), RSE (IT), RWTH Aachen (GER) and Siemens (IT).

With the Platone project kick-off the official start of the Platone project is sealed. Platone works under the topic “Flexibility and retail market options for the distribution grid” within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”.

The main topics of the two-day meeting from 30th of September to 1st of October were to introduce ourselves, to agree on our common understanding of all project aspects, to co-create first elements of a project identity and to get an insight in every work package.

Achim Woyte, Project Manager at the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) joined the meeting and represented the point of view of the Commission.

In general, Platone aims on the development of 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.

Further information

Official website of the project "Platone":