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innovative Energy Storage TEchnologies TOwards increased Renewables integration and Efficient Operation

Project description

Hybrid energy storage system for renewable energy efficiency

The push towards renewable energy sources (RES) to eliminate the environmentally damaging alternatives is no easy task. The challenges imposed by the intermittent nature of RES require the implementation of novel, efficient energy storage solutions which are still far from being technologically and economically mature. In this context, the EU-funded i-STENTORE project will introduce novel energy storage technologies and propose hybrid energy storage systems that could help push towards the next generation of renewable energy use. Thus, i-STENTORE will create an umbrella framework to assess the most efficient energy storage solutions for various applications and propose innovative tools for their planning and coordinated operation, endorsing interoperability and contributing to their operational optimisation while highlighting the multi-purpose use of storage.


i-STENTORE will examine the integration of diverse storage solutions and their combinations. Innovative storage systems will be showcased and their co-operation with the integrated assets will be co-optimized, placing the reliability, the power quality, the cost-efficient operation and the maximization of the assets’ lifetime as end-goals. i-STENTORE will introduce an umbrella framework aiming to showcase stand-alone and hybrid storage solutions highlighting the multi-purpose use of storage, not only as an energy buffer, but also as an active grid component capable of providing services and contributing to grid resilience, stability and efficient operation. The proposed framework will examine the applicability of versatile storage solutions in various applications covering the mobility, agricultural, industry, household, heating and other sectors, and in different timeframes, creating what-if scenarios for the selection of the optimal storage solutions to serve each individual application in the most effective way, promoting purpose-specific Hybrid Energy Storage Systems (HESS). To achieve this and to ensure a seamless integration in a technology-agnostic and interoperable manner, i-STENTORE will design a Reference Architecture towards an open and flexible storage-enabling European energy system leveraging storage-induced flexibility and facilitating the increased integration of renewable energy sources (RES). i-STENTORE will embrace the introduction of novel business models, towards building positive and attractive business cases for storage, identifying new revenue streams for storage operators and promoting storage systems as a facilitator of the energy transition. This approach will develop and validate the enhanced connectivity of multiple systems at different levels of the energy value chain, incorporating both front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter solutions, targeting the essential empowerment of new actors and the strategic shift of the role of storage.


Net EU contribution
€ 629 562,50
1466 Luxembourg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 215 000,00

Participants (27)