The DOMINOES project aims to enable the discovery and development of new demand response, aggregation, grid management and peer-to-peer trading services by designing, developing and validating a transparent and scalable local energy market solution.
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The project will show how DSOs can dynamically and actively manage grid balance in the emerging future where microgrids, ultra-distributed generation and energy independent communities will be prevalent. It is a European research project supported by Horizon 2020. Project partners are Empower (coordinator – Finland), EDP (CNET and EDP Distribution, Portugal), ISEP (GECAD, Portugal), Lappeenranta University of Technology – LUT (Finland), VPS (UK), University of Leicester – UoL (UK), and University of Seville (Spain).
Dominoes project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme agreement No 771066.
Mr Samuli Honkapuro is associate professor (tenure track) of energy markets in LUT University, Lappeenranta, Finland. He has graduated as D.Sc. (tech.) in year 2008, and he has been doing research related to electricity distribution business and energy markets for over 15 years. His present research interests are related to business and market models for integration of distributed energy resources in energy markets.
Mr Jan Segerstam is the Development Director of the Finnish Energy Information Management Company Empower IM, which specializes in Services and Digital Platforms for energy-driven businesses in the Nordic countries and beyond. Through multiple European projects and collaboration across the board with partners across the energy value chain in Europe, Jan Segerstam continues to look beyond the status quo while embracing emerging technologies in implementing solutions for today’s markets in Europe.
Mr Ilari Alaperä is Business development manager in Fortum. He has graduated M.Sc. (tech.) from Oulu University in 2012 and specialized in applied electronics and have been working with power electronics since 2010. During last two years, he has pursued a Doctor of Science (tech) degree in LUT, focusing on changing electricity systems and demand response. During his career, he has been finding ways on how to use technology and create products and services to provide additional value for his customers and the companies he has been working with. He has been working in many roles, including R&D, product management and business development.
Mr d’Herbemont holds two Master’s degree from the Technical University of Mainz and the Ecole Supérieur du Commerce Extérieur (International Management, Audit & Finance).
Before joining REScoop.eu, he served as coordinator of the Tournesol MicroGrids association that worked on the problematics of grid decentralization and citizens participation. He joined REScoop.eu in 2016, as a project manager for the REScoop PLUS project. He is also involved in the COMPILE project for the association.