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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Second STORY workshop

28 participants from across Europe convened in Brussels to engage with the STORY team, to discuss the project’s preliminary analysis on innovative energy storage business models, explore the potential of three cases (UK Power Network, Sonnen, and the STORY residential demo site in Belgium), test their sensitivity to future evolutions in the energy market, and […]

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CENER representing STORY at Energy Storage Workshop in Dubai

Gabriel García from CENER presented STORY at the Energy Storage Workshop. The workshop took place in Dubai, 28th -29th of November 2016 and was organized by DEWA and CENER as Co-organisator. The event was set to address regional views on Energy Storage as a key component emerging in energy systems. Technology advancements were highlighted,  best practices of […]

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Official opening of the demonstration project of the company Beneens in Olen, Belgium

Beneens is an interior design and construction company based in Olen (Belgium), and a trendsetter in innovation and sustainability in the built environment. Beneens celebrated their 80th anniversary from 14-16 October this year by opening a brand-new nearly energy neutral office building and inaugurating a new waste wood energy plant. The new office building is […]

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