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Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA)

Objective

Integration of distributed small/medium size storage systems can allow operating distribution grids much more flexibly, thus realizing smart grid features like local demand-supply balancing, congestion relief, peak shaving and effective RES integration.

However, few technologically mature decentralized storage systems are commercially available today at affordable prices, while both viable business models and the underlying legal and regulatory framework are lagging behind.

As an answer ELSA will implement and demonstrate an innovative solution integrating low-cost second-life Li-ion batteries and other direct and indirect storage options, including heat storage, demand-side management, as well as use of intermittent RES.

The core idea is to consider Storage as a Service towards building and district managers for local energy management optimization, and towards DSO for enhanced network operations. ELSA will adapt, build upon, and integrate close-to-mature (TRL>=5) storage technologies and related ICT-based energy management systems for the management and control of local loads, generation and single or aggregated real or virtual storage resources, including demand response, in buildings, districts and distribution grids.

Data models ensuring interoperability among building, districts and DSOs and novel business models enabled by energy storage “as-a-service” will be developed.

Different configurations will be demonstrated along six test sites, where a set of different storage technologies will be integrated. Safety issues and social acceptance will be dealt with by communication and product reliability demonstration.
A technical, economic and environmental validation, involving relevant stakeholders, will be carried out to nurture the European-wide replication of the ELSA concept, prepare the ground for a concrete roll out of the resulting TRL9 technologies and provide input for regulatory framework adaptation.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-3

Coordinator

BOUYGUES ENERGIES & SERVICES
Net EU contribution
€ 2 459 388,75
Address
Rue Stephenson 19
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 054 023,75

Participants (12)

RENAULT SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 288 584,50
Address
122-122b Avenue Du General Leclerc
92100 Boulogne Billancourt

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 552 250,50
Nissan West Europe SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 251 775,00
Address
2 Rue Rene Caudron Batiment J Parc D Affaires Du Val Saint Quentin
78960 Voisins Le Bretonneux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 536 475,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Washington Road
SR53NS Sunderland
Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Sunderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NISSAN MOTOR IBERICA SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zona Franca Sector B Calle 3 77/111
08040 Barcelona
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 638 648,75
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
COLLINS AEROSPACE IRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 630 084,00
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 036,00
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 557 375,00
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 238 875,00
B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 463 256,50
Address
Gotzinger Str. 48/50
81371 Munchen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 198 538,50
ASM TERNI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 296 625,00
Address
Via Bruno Capponi 100
05100 Terni

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Terni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 127 125,00
Gateshead College
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 706 250,00
Address
Baltic Campus, Quarryfield Road, Gateshead College
NE8 3BE Gateshead

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALLGAUER UBERLANDWERK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 90 387,50
Address
Illerstraße 18
87435 Kempten (Allgäu)

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Kempten (Allgäu), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 38 737,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EGRID APPLICATIONS & CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 479 237,50
Address
Illerstrasse 18
87435 Kempten (Allgaeu)

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Kempten (Allgäu), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 205 387,50