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SUSTENANCE Joint Project Review & Consortium/General Assembly Meeting was held in the Netherlands in November’22

SUSTENANCE project partners met to present and discuss progress and/or the challenges related to the realisation of the work packages on 23rd & 24th of November 2022 in Enschede. The majority participated in person, while some were online – especially our project partners from India. These were two intensive days packed with the Consortium Meeting, a Lab Tour, the General Assembly, and importantly the Review Meeting. This covered the first 14 months of the project and partners provided their reports to the representative from CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.
The presentations on the four demonstration sites were initiated by the recently finalised videos. These provide informative overviews of the particular goals behind each of the demonstrator countries in the EU, and were finalised with constructive discussions on how to best move forward.

Thank you SUSTENANCE Dutch Partners for such a splendid organisation of this important project gathering!


Article introducing SUSTENANCE in the latest Innovation Platform

It gives us pleasure to inform that SUSTENANCE project has been just introduced in latest “The Innovation Platform”, Issue 11, September 2022 by Innovation News Network, within an article entitled “Future local communities will supply their own green, renewable energy”, where prof. Birgitte Bak-Jensen from AAU Energy, DK – project coordinator of SUSTENANCE as well as SERENE (H2020 projects) “(…) outlines how EU projects help to establish local energy communities, ensuring carbon neutrality by intelligently controlling the local production and usage of green energy (…)”

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As we can read on the conference website, „GSESRE2022 aims to bring together the renowned researchers, scientists and scholars to exchange ideas, to present sophisticated research works and to discuss hot topics in the field and share their experiences on all aspects of Sustainable and Renewable Energy”.
Hense, it gives us pleasure to report that prof. Birgitte Bak-Jensen, SUSTENANCE project coordinator, who was also among the Key Note Speakers during this excellent event, took this opportunity to introduce SUSTENANCE, next to the other international project, which is also coordinated by AAU, DK, namely SERENE.


SUSTENANCE at the 2022 BRIDGE General Assembly

It gives us pleasure to inform that SUSTENANCE representatives participated in the 2022 BRIDGE General Assembly held in March 2022.

The BRIDGE Initiative has 4 working groups and each of them was followed by a rep from SUSTENANCE H2020 project during last week meetings.

The project’s representatives felt that not only will SUSTENANCE H2020 project greatly benefit from participating, but that they will also be able to make positive contributions to the different Working Groups.
Looking forward to this cooperation and also contribution with our findings!


ISGF (India Smart Grid Forum) has been organising its flagship annual event, India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) since 2015 and it is considered as one of the top five international events on Smart Grids, Electric Mobility and Smart Cities.
The 8th edition of ISGF’s flagship annual event, the India Smart Utility Week (further SUW 2022) , an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Energy and Smart Mobility was held from 02 – 04 March 2022 on a 3D Virtual Platform. ISUW 2022 has witnessed participation of Visionary Leaders, Utility CEOs, Regulators, Policy Makers and Subject Matter Experts from 61 Countries. From the overwhelming feedbacks received by the organizers, we learned that ISUW 2022 was an outstanding success attended by 2744 Delegates including 740 Utility Officials from India and Overseas and 396 eminent Speakers shared their knowledge and ideas.
Therefore, it gives us immense pleasure to inform you that prof. Birgitte Bak-Jensen, project coordinator, was among the speakers and introduced the SUSTENANCE project during the “11th EU – INDIA SMART GRID WORKSHOP” (Fig. 1). SUSTENANCE was additionally presented in the so-called EU Zone Booth with the dedicated project stand (Fig. 2) To see the posters presented at the stand please click here.


Fig. 1 Birgitte Bak Jensen introducing SUSTENANCE during ISUW 2022.

Fig. 2 SUSTENANCE stand in the EU Zone Booth at ISUW 2022.To find out more about this exceptional event, we highly recommend you visit and you will find plenty of post-event materials there.
SUSTENANCE is already now looking forward to the 9th edition planned for March 2023!