The paper of BERLIN partners on self-sufficiency and self-consumption of buildings with photovoltaic and storage systems was presented at the 9th International Conference on Modern Power Systems


On the 16th and 17th of June, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, the Electricity Distribution of Romania and the Romanian Power Grid Company TRANSELECTRICA SA organized the 9th International Conference on Modern Power Systems. The Conference was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions and the 150+ participants came from various fields such as academia and private sector. The main purpose of the Conference was to create a bridge between recent advances of research on modern power systems and related engineering topics


Our Greek partner, the University of Western Macedonia presented the paper which relates to the pilot installations in the framework of BERLIN project. The scope of the paper was to investigate the potential for achieving high level of building self-sufficiency using hybrid Photovoltaics (PV) - Energy Storage Systems (ESS) - Demand Side Management solutions (DSM). The paper analyzes the self-consumption and self-sufficiency rates for various installations equipped with PV and ESS with different climatic and load demand characteristics.


BERLIN implements cross border pilots all over the Mediterranean that will support innovative and cost - effective energy rehabilitation in public buildings based on the nano-grid concept. It focuses on the increase of PV penetration, which coupled with energy storage and DSM will increase the energy efficiency of the buildings. The implementation of these technologies in a cost - effective way will result in high level of self - resilient public buildings that are green, smart, innovative, and sustainable.