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Storage-Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities

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.

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Address

Werner-Von-Siemens-Str. 1
80333 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 588 778,50

Participants (13)

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Adevice Solutions S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 625,20

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 515 835

LABELEC - ESTUDOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E ACTIVIDADES LABORATORIALS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 2 187 307,50

EMPOWER IM OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 134 955,50

GREEN POWER TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 863 517,38

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 884 607,50

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 625 250

MEADOWS OZONE ENERGY SERVICES LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 378 530

TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE NURNBERG GEORG SIMON OHM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 525 081,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 113 404,93

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 427 207,50

SIEMENS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 140 658

K & S GMBH PROJEKTMANAGEMENT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 159 638,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645963

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 381 148,79

  • EU contribution

    € 11 842 396,76

Coordinated by:

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany