Today, 28th April 2020, the Storage4Grid project is going to have its final review meeting, in teleconference, due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Storage4Grid is a Horizon 2020 research project coordinated by LINKS. It addresses the stability and reliability issues electricity networks are facing because of the increasing amount of intermittent renewable energy, the increasing energy peak demand and, in a future perspective, the massive penetration of electrical mobility.
During the more than three years of activity, the project has developed concrete solutions to avoid or reduce the need of reinforcing the low-medium voltage distribution grid. The approach is to deploy distributed Energy Storage Systems (ESS), at end-users premises and at grid-side, and to coordinate their use also taking into account the existence of electric vehicles.
The solutions developed by Storage4Grid include a new ICT decision support framework for planning and optimizing ESS-based services, predictive control algorithms for real-time optimization, innovative energy metering and energy routing systems. They all have been deployed and evaluated in real-life conditions across Europe: in Bucharest (Romania), Bolzano (Italy), Fur and Skive (Denmark).
Four teams have been involved in Storage4Grid: the International Trends and Opportunities Function coordinated the overall project, the IoT & Pervasive Technologies Area developed the decision support framework and provided the ICT infrastructure supporting experimental activities, the ICT for Energy Programme brought hybrid simulation solutions, as well as, cooperative models and algorithms especially suited to handle electric vehicles, and the Business Models Innovation Area worked on business models and results exploitation.