The European research project "Neighbourhood Oriented Brokerage ELectricity and monitoring system" (NOBEL) was reviewed in Brussels in March 2011. This was the first review of this project, conducted by the European Commission and it was very successful. The project partners University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and SICS, Sweden have shown a first demo for the communication of the smart meters in a simulation environment. The next review will be in January 2012 in Alginet, Spain, where also the field experiments will take place. These involve a real smart meter deployment, a smart public lighting system and involve a number of customers participating in a simulation of a local market. For more information about NOBEL, please visit our page or the project homepage.