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The MATCH partners had their final project meeting in Halden, Norway, this March. Besides productive discussions, the team got the opportunity to take a closer look at the progress of Smart Energi Hvaler as well as Sandbakken recycling plant.
Vorarlberg is the e-mobility pioneer region in Austria with almost 1,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and more than 200 EV charging stations, which at 2.4% of all registered passenger vehicles makes up for one of the highest shares in all EU regions, according to our interviewee. The ITA partners visited the region to learn more about the ongoing innovation and how small businesses and consumers are involved in the process.
In November 2016, two researchers from the Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University) visited the Sønderborg region in Denmark. They were interested in how the future energy system looks like and what role the users will get in the future.
The smart energy grid of the future is being tested out in Köstendorf, Austria. The ITA team went on a field trip to gain insights on how this demo project actually works.
The Trondheim partners in MATCH have recently carried out field work in the island municipality of Hvaler. How to integrate charging of EVs related to tourism in the local grid is one of the key concerns in Hvaler.
In September 2016, the first round of Danish interviews were carried out on the Danish island Fur. Households with PV panels in combination with other smart grid technologies were interviewed. The focus was on how smart grid technologies are integrated into the everyday life of households.
The detailed case studies in Austria, Norway and Denmark will be based on an analytical framework, which combines different theoretical approaches into a shared empirical and analytical approach. This ensures that the smart grid cases can be compared within and between countries.