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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Energy storages can give an important contribution to climate change mitigation, especially when controlled intelligently

Energy efficient buildings and passive houses are an important step to achieving the long-term objectives for climate change mitigation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions set forth by the different international agreements like the European 2030 energy strategy or the United Nation’s Paris agreement. The ever-increasing demand for energy in the society and the simultaneous […]

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Speed Dating: An Interoperability Metaphor

Interoperability is a longstanding issue. It continues to remain a noticeable requirement on the wishing lists from the industrial automation community in general and the smart energy community in particular. Undeniably, there has been progress. Equally undoubtedly, serious interoperability challenges resist all our efforts. Indeed, numerous talented researchers and countless motivated developers have contributed to […]

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STORY update

Current work in WP7: extrapolation is emphasizing on the assessment of the storage impact on the electricity systems. In first year of the project, we defined the structure of the network where implementation of storage technologies will take place in our research. All developments aspects of the grid were also defined together with other important […]

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