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Visualized interview with STORY WP leaders

16th May 2019

Minimizing the energy grid exchange in a neighbourhood via Model Predictive Control of heat pumps and batteries: First insights for PV expansion scenarios

12th Apr 2019

In the STORY project, a pilot in Belgium is investigating the smart control of flexible devices, including storage, in a residential neighbourhood. The STORY partner ACTILITY has developed several use cases within the pilot, including the minimization of the electricity exchange between the neighbourhood, supplied by a single low voltage (LV) distribution grid feeder, and […]

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New STORY highlight paper on community batteries

11th Apr 2019

The brandnew STORY highlight paper – the report on community batteries – is now ready to download in the RESULTS / DISSEMINATION MATERIAL area of the STORY webpage.

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Upcoming events

16 May

Webinar: Regulation for storage in distribution networks

This webinar takes place on May 16th 2019 and is co-organized by Vlerick Business School, Innoenergy and STORY, under the scientific supervision of: Leonardo Meeus, Vlerick Business School and Florence School of Regulation at RSCAS (EUI) and Ariana Ramos, Vlerick Business School. The aim of the webinar is to provide an overview of the main […]

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29 Apr

STORY co-organized a Workshop on Energy Communities in Gent, first results are now availabe for downloads

The EU’s clean energy package has been recently adopted. In this package document, energy production at the local level in particular via renewable energy communities and citizen’s energy communities is perceived crucial to foster renewable energy production. However, energy communities still face many obstacles to their development. This event provided the latest information about the […]

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15 May


This event is organized by the H2020 projects COMPILE, MERLON, MUSE GRIDS and STORY. It provides participants the chance to discuss aspects for opportunities and challenges for the development of local energy communities in Europe. The workshop takes place in Brussels on the 15th of May 2019. For further information click here .

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Why do we think this is necessary? Because the world needs more energy. The population is increasing, they need more energy and we need to think about how we can storage it best.

Creating the Future of Energy Storage

STORY wants to demonstrate and evaluate innovative approaches for energy storage systems. The challenge is to find solutions, which are affordable, secure and ensure an increased percentage of self-supply. The project consists of eight different demonstration cases each with different local / small-scale storage concepts and technologies, covering industrial and residential environments. These demonstrations feed into a large-scale impact assessment, with the central question being:

"What could be the added value of storage in the distribution grid?"

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Case studies

STORY is about showing the added value storage can bring for a flexible, secure and sustainable energy system. The demonstrations therefore compose the key activity on which all further analysis builds. Each of the demonstrations brings a different technology, context or business case. Together they provide a profound basis to feed into the large scale impact analysis. In order to research and demonstrate the impact of introducing more storage capacity into the grid, 18 institutions from 8 countries have teamed up to create STORY, which is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union.

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Demonstration of multi energy grid in an industrial area

Demonstration of multi energy grid in an industrial area

Olen, Belgium Duration of demonstration October 2015 – April 2020

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Demonstration of multi energy grid in an industrial area

Demonstration of medium scale battery

Suha, Slovenia Kranj, Slovenia Start: 2018

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Demonstration of storage in residential district

Demonstration of storage in residential district

Lecale, Northern Ireland Start 2018

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