22 April 2015
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Presentation—Rowena McCappin: Realising Value from Electricity Markets with Local Smart Electric Thermal Storage Technology
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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on the RealValue project, a smart electric thermal storage project that involves smart grid demand-side management and demand forecasting.
The project involves installing thousands of Smart Electric Thermal Storage systems into 1,250 pilot homes, with 800 homes in Ireland and the remaining in Germany and Latvia. Replacing traditional storage heaters, the Smart Electric Thermal Storage systems combine efficient, high-performance electric space and water heating with thermal energy storage capability. The energy systems will be linked to energy providers via highly advanced technology developed by Intel. The smart systems will also interpret data to forecast heat demand and consumer comfort preferences and will interact with the grid to manage supply and congestion.
The RealValue project is funded by Horizon 2020, an Irish-led consortium consisting of partners from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Latvia. The 12-member consortium encompasses the entire energy supply chain, including many of the major players in the Irish energy sector—Glen Dimplex, SSE Airtricity, ESB Networks, EirGrid, Intel and the Electricity Research Centre at University College Dublin.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q & A session with the audience.
Rowena McCappin is Project Director for Glen Dimplex. Rowena graduated from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in Spanish and French and has postgraduate qualifications in International Business with Languages as well as CIM Marketing Qualifications. Rowena joined Glen Dimplex in 2004 after successful careers in international marketing in the pharmaceutical and drinks industries. With 15 years of experience in international sales and marketing and recent experience in project management, Rowena is now Project Director in Glen Dimplex, working mainly in the area of energy storage and demand side management. In her current role, Rowena is managing a large European Horizon 2020 funded project and is involved in lobbying on a European level and is an active member of key lobbying associations in the energy sector in Brussels. Rowena speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.