Internet of Energy for District Communities - Global Challenges Science Week

on the June 3, 2019

The first edition of the Global Challenges Science Week 2019 will take place from June 3rd to 6th, 2019 in the World Trade Center of Grenoble. Eco-SESA's workshop on "Internet of energy for district communities" will take place on June 3rd.

Workshop "Internet of energy for district communities"

On June 3rd, Eco-SESA researchers are organising the workshop "Internet of energy for district communities".


Going along auto consumption, Internet of energy is an emerging idea in Europe. Aiming at renewable and fatal energy valorization for district communities, its implementation rises technical development and questions energy economy and governance. Eco-SESA invites to a cross-disciplinary discussion to access a systemic vision and discuss methods and tools allowing the perception of local energy exchanges.

Detailed programme:

10:30am - 12:30pm
Interactive building and district communities: Why involvement of end-users of energy is crucial?
Chairman: Frédéric Wurtz

Collective self-consumption questions and renews the dynamics of building and district communities. Interaction between technical systems and users becomes necessary to ensure the balance between production and consumption. It assumes an self-conscious, fair and time-varying repartition of produced energy. How to conceive the interactions between technical systems and users? Which human-machine interfaces should be preferred? How are local communities of energy sharing created and organized? How to design privacy-friendly collective information systems?

Challenges with Internet of the Energy and auto-consumption by the chairman, Frédéric Wurtz

Towards Intelligent Energy Management Systems
- Carlos Santo Silva, Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon

Energy markets, coordination and flexibility at local scale
- Stéphane Genoud, Professor responsible of energy management - HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Institute for Entrepreneurship & Management

Sharing energy in a shared space : defining rules among members of self-consumption collective?
- Marta Pappalardo, Post-doctorate researcher - PACTE, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Persuasive technologies to involve end-users into sobriety and flexibility?
- Joëlle Coutaz, Professor emeritus - Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
Mirroring actual behaviors and generation of explanations
- Manar Amayri, Post-doctoral researcher - G-SCOP, Grenoble INP

A field experiment of households flexibility with nudges
- Béatrice Roussillon, Lecturer - Faculty of Economics, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Conclusion of the session
 12:30pm - 2:00pm  Lunch
 2:00pm - 4:00pm  
Energy communities from materials and components to global networks
Chairman: Gilles Debizet

The rise of renewable energies, especially within collective self-consumption, reverses the paradigm of centralized energy. How to regulate collective self-consumption at a local and national level? How to ensure network flexibility and solidarity ? Does largely developed new material for renewable production and energy storage fit collective self-consumption?

Introduction: Scientific challenges for interconnected energy communities by the chairman, Gilles Debizet

Collective self-consumption patterns in European Countries: potentialities and limits
- Grégoire Wallenborn, Research Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development Studies - Institute for Environmental Management and Land-use Planning

Micro-Storage for internet of objects: state of the arts and visions
- Albert Tarancón, ICREA Professor and Head of Nanoionics and Fuel Cells at IREC - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)

Electrochemical conversion and storage at building/district scales: technologies and issues
- Marian Chatenet, Research Professor - LEPMI, Grenoble INP

From physical and economical modelisation to Real Time Simulation for Collective self-consumption
- Jesus Contreras Ocaña, Post-doctoral researcher - G2Elab, Grenoble INP

Regulation, urban project and multi-stakeholder tool for collective self-consumption: crossing approaches between sociology, urban planning and engineering
- Silvère Tribout, Assistant Professor in urbanism and geography - PACTE, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
- Thibaut Fonteneau,
PhD Student - PACTE laboratory, Univ. Grenoble Alpes
- Lou Morriet,
PhD Student - G2Elab, Grenoble INP and PACTE, Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Conclusion of the session
 4:00pm - 4:30pm  Coffee break
 4:30pm - 6:00pm  Panel Discussion: Cross-views of researchers and self-consumption actors (in French without translation)
Collective self-consumption is already on the rise worldwide. A set of pioneering stakeholders (associations, start-ups, enterprises, public collectivities and regulators) will debate and share innovations lessons.

- Luc Jourdan, Board member
- François Borghese, Microgrid Marketing Director - Schneider Electric
- Local authority representative
- Energy National Regulator representative
- Small size business representative


Global Challenges Science Week

The first edition of the Global Challenges Science Week 2019 will take place from June 3rd to 6th, 2019 in the World Trade Center of Grenoble. The GCSW 2019 is a major event gathering more than 600 French and international scientists, PhD students, experts as well as public and private stakeholders. It is a rich opportunity for sharing the latest research results, debate about transdisciplinary issues, and discuss opportunities to set up new international collaborations to tackle the main 21st century challenges:

  • Sustainable planet and society,
  • Health, well-being and technology,
  • Digital world,
  • Understanding and fostering innovation

The programme includes fifteen interdisciplinary scientific workshops, six high-level plenary lectures, a few panel discussions on modern scientific challenges, a networking event for PhD students and professional, as well as some cultural activities. A special evening will take place on the 5th with the “Conférence d’Exception” of Gilles Dowek about “Artificial intelligence and ethics” followed by a ceremony to celebrate and distinguish young talents of Grenoble Alpes.

For all the information and the registration, we invite you to visit the website of the event:

Stands and posters

Eco-SESA will present a stand with its latest developed tools and pedagogical mediaand researchers will present their work through a poster.
Come meet us on our stand and posters ! (more informations to come)

Partenarial seminar

Eco-SESA organizes a partenarial open seminar on June, 4 : learn more.

Published on May 15, 2019

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