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GReSBAS won the Best Paper Award in the 6th International Istanbul Smart Grid Congress and Fair through GaMDER (Gamified management of Distributed Energy Resources), a short-term project carried out as part of the GReSBAS project. The Conference was held in Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 and 26 April.

The award-winning paper entitled “Identification and Comparison of Power and Energy Management Capabilities of Distributed Energy Resources”, was presented by Mustafa Alparslan Zehir from Turkey and results from the work of ten researchers of GReSBAS project.

The main purposes of GaMDER project are to forecast the flexibility of several distributed energy resources and to define the best way to use that flexibility in order to reduce the electricity bill.

Therefore, the research was developed in two stages. First, it was tested the behaviour of different types of distributed Energy Resources, such as solar panels, wind microturbines, diesel and gas generators, as well as storage technologies such as redox, lithium-ion, sodium–nickel chloride and lead-acid batteries.

In a second stage, gamification techniques were used to simulate end users’ behaviour and optimise the management of the equipment tested in the previous phase, using dynamic energy tariffs.

The tests took place at RSE DER-TF (Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility of Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico) in Italy. The paper will be published in IEEE Xplore.

April 25-26 2018