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Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646125

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 083 061,25

  • EU contribution

    € 9 861 612,50

Coordinated by:

BOUYGUES ENERGIES & SERVICES

France

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.

Coordinator

BOUYGUES ENERGIES & SERVICES

Address

Rue Stephenson 19
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 459 388,75

Participants (9)

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 288 584,50

Nissan West Europe SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 251 775

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 638 648,75

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 630 084

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 557 375

B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 463 256,50

ASM TERNI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 625

Gateshead College

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 706 250

ALLGAUER UBERLANDWERK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 569 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646125

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 083 061,25

  • EU contribution

    € 9 861 612,50

Coordinated by:

BOUYGUES ENERGIES & SERVICES

France