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Storage-Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities

Objective

The project SENSIBLE addresses the call LCE-08-2014 by integrating electro-chemical, electro-mechanical and thermal storage technologies as well micro-generation (CHP, heat pumps) and renewable energy sources (PV) into power and energy networks as well as homes and buildings. The benefits of storage integration will be demonstrated with three demonstrators in Portugal, UK and Germany. Évora (Portugal) will demonstrate storage-enabled power flow, power quality control and grid resilience/robustness in (predominantly low-voltage) power distribution networks – under the assumption that these networks are „weak“ and potentially unreliable. Nottingham (UK) will focus on storage-enabled energy management and energy market participation of buildings (homes) and communities – under the assumption that the grid is „strong“ (so, with no or little restrictions from the grid). Nuremberg (Germany) will focus on multi-modal energy storage in larger buildings, considering thermal storage, CHP, and different energy vectors (electricity, gas).
An important aspect of the project is about how to connect the local storage capacity with the energy markets in a way that results in sustainable business models for small scale storage deployment, especially in buildings and communities. SENSIBLE will also conduct life cycle analyses and assess the socio-economic impact of small-scale storage integrated in buildings distribution networks.
By integrating different storage technologies into local energy grids as well as homes and buildings, and by connecting these storage facilities to the energy markets, the project SENSIBLE will have a significant impact on local energy flows in energy grids as well as on the energy utilization in buildings and communities. The impacts range from increased self-sufficiency, power quality and network stability all the way to sustainable business models for local energy generation and storage.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power distribution

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 588 778,50

Participants (13)

Adevice Solutions S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 625,20
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Edificio Marie Curie Planta 3 Puerta B 4 Parque C Ientifico Y Tecnologico Cartuja 93
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 515 835
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABELEC - ESTUDOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E ACTIVIDADES LABORATORIALS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 2 187 307,50
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa, Nº 4
2685-038 Sacavém
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPOWER IM OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 134 955,50
Address
Valimotie 9-11
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREEN POWER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 863 517,38
Address
Avenida Camas Pg Pibo 28
41110 Bollullos De La Mitacion Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 884 607,50
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 625 250
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEADOWS OZONE ENERGY SERVICES LTD.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 378 530
Address
5-7 Bridgeway Centre
NG2 2JD Nottingham
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE NURNBERG GEORG SIMON OHM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 525 081,25
Address
Kesslerplatz 12
90489 Nurnberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 113 404,93
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 427 207,50
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 140 658
Address
Rua Irmaos Siemens 1-1A Venteira
2700 Amadora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
K & S GMBH PROJEKTMANAGEMENT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 638,50
Address
Purweider Winkel 52
52070 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)