Astea has presented its recent work on research and development in a press conference, among which the MUSE GRIDS project.
On 16 May 2019 one of MUSE GRIDS partners, Astea Spa, has organised a press conference at its premises in Recanati, Italy to present 3 international projects committed to addressing energy efficiency towards environmental goals.
The press conference was introduced by CEO Mr Fabio Marchetti, who stressed the importance of research and development for Astea. Later on, Mr Matteo Lorenzetti talked about the concept of smart grids, laying the floor for the other speakers: Astea is currently involved in two EU-funded projects in the field of energy and more specifically, grids: MUSE GRIDS and INTERRFACE.
Ms Erika Corradi from the Università Politecnica delle Marche talked about MUSE GRIDS, explaining the project to attendees. MUSE (Multi-Utilities Smart Energy) GRIDS is part of a Horizon2020 call, “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: secure, clean and efficient energy”, and aims to demonstrate solutions for maximising renewable energy production thanks to interactions in local networks. The project has two physical demo-sites in Italy and in Belgium and three virtual ones in Spain, India and Israel.
“It is the first time that Astea has obtained EU-funding”, says Mr Marchetti “From the 6 million euro provided to the project, Astea will receive 500 thousand euro. The reason why Astea has this central role in the project lies in the fact that the Italian demo-site of the project is Osimo, along with Oud-Heverlee, which is the Belgian location. We will focus on energy efficiency, working with cogeneration and district heating, as well as in water networks in the centre of Osimo, which will allow us to monitor hourly consumption and waste”.
Astea moved on to present the other EU-funded project in which it is involved, both focusing on smart grids as well: INTERRFACE, which aims to facilitate the integration between renewable energy sources and the interaction between consumers through a platform that will facilitate communication and planning thanks to data. Finally, E-Mobility is an internal research initiative in partnership with CINFAI that focuses on sustainable mobility and decarbonisation in the cities of Recanati and Osimo. With these 3 projects, Astea reconfirms its commitment to environmental topics through its expertise in the field of energy efficiency.