Creating the future of energy storage

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.

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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Case study 6

Demonstration of Multi energy grid in industrial area
Olen, Belgium

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Case study 5

Demonstration of storage in factory
Hagen, Germany & Suha, Slovenia 

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Case study 5

Demonstration of storage in factory
Hagen, Germany & Suha, Slovenia 

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Case study 4

Demonstration of storage in residential district
Lecale, Northern Ireland

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Case study 3

Demonstration of storage in the factory
Navarra, Spain

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Case study 2

Demonstration at residential neighbourhood scale
Oud-Heverlee, Belgium

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Case study 1

Demonstration at residential building scale
Oud-Heverlee, Belgium

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Progress of the Beneens demonstrator after one year of operation

At the demonstrator site at Beneens in Olen, Belgium, a wood fired boiler of 1.6 MWth was installed. The waste wood from the general contractor Beneens is the fuel for this boiler. In case the amount of wood is insufficient to fulfill the heat demand, waste wood from other companies is also used. The high […]

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The STORY Added Value Analysis Framework is presented in the Energy Storage 2018 Conference

The Energy Storage 2018 Conference took place the 31st January-1st February 2018 in Cologne. The conference brought together numerous stakeholders involved in the energy storage sector to discuss about key aspects that impact the large scale energy storage deployment. Raquel Garde from CENER (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables) presented the STORY Added Value Analysis Framework […]

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Regulation: a key factor for the Storage added value assessment

During the last two to three years important progress in the regulatory framework concerning energy storage systems has taken place. Strong lobby efforts from diverse associations and organizations have culminated in the incorporation of energy storage in many of the Directives and Regulations that comprise the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (link). This gives […]

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