Skip to main content

Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage

Objective

TILOS aims to demonstrate the optimal integration of local scale energy storage in a fully-operated, smart island microgrid that will also communicate with a main electricity grid. The main objective of the project will be the development and operation of a prototype battery storage system, based on NaNiCl2 batteries, provided with an optimum, real-environment smart grid control system and coping with the challenge of supporting multiple tasks, ranging from microgrid energy management, maximization of RES penetration and grid stability, to export of guaranteed energy amounts and provision of ancillary services to the main grid. The battery system will support both stand-alone and grid-connected operation, while proving its interoperability with the rest of microgrid components, including demand side management aspects and distributed, residential heat storage in the form of domestic hot water.

At the same time, TILOS project addresses the high-priority area of the specific call concerning island regions. In doing so, apart from Tilos island, TILOS also engages the islands of Pellworm, La Graciosa and Corsica, aiming to create an island platform that will enable transfer of technological experience by making use of the smart grid system of Pellworm on the one hand, and by offering new case studies for the development of similar projects on the other. Elaboration of new case studies will be enabled by the development of an advanced microgrid simulating tool, i.e. the Extended Microgrid Simulator, offering the potential for the detailed examination of different battery technologies and microgrid configurations (stand-alone, grid connected and power market-dependent systems). Finally, by also addressing social issues, through public engagement, and by developing novel business models and policy instruments, TILOS puts emphasis on the market diffusion of the developed battery storage system and the integrated energy solution implemented on the island of Tilos.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS ATTIKIS
Address
Petrou Ralli Kai Thivon
12244 Aigaleo
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 629 954,11

Participants (15)

FZSONICK SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 247 153,13
Address
Viale Europa 75
36075 Montecchio Maggiore Vi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 059 473,74
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 583 068,75
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 324 870
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 540 802,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YOUNICOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 204 936,25
Address
Am Studio 16
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE CORSE PASCAL PAOLI
France
EU contribution
€ 286 230
Address
Avenue Jean Nicoli 7
20250 Corte
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OPEN ENERGI LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
239 Old Marylebone Road
NW1 5QT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMA Solar Technology AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 15 346,52
Address
Sonnenallee 1
34266 Niestetal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Perraivou 20 Kallirrois Odos 5
117 43 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE GREECE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Lempesi 21
11743 Athens
Activity type
Other
EUNICE FEROUSA A.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 235 412,50
Address
Vas Sofias 29
10674 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN NETZ AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Schleswag Heingas Platz 1
25451 Quickborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 432 000
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROSOL PROJEKT UND MANAGEMENT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 770 000
Address
Am Herrschaftsweiher 45
67071 Ludwigshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)