Welcome to STORY
added value of storage in distribution systems.

STORY is a European project researching new energy storage technologies and their benefits in distribution systems and involves 18 Partner Institutions in 8 different European countries.

STORY is a European project demonstrating new energy storage technologies and their benefits in distribution systems, involving 18 Partner Institutions in 8 different European countries.

With the development of our society, the demand for energy, in particular electricity, is ever-increasing. To be able to produce electricity when the renewable sources are available and to use electricity when we need it, improved energy storage solutions are needed.

Our challenge is to demonstrate and evaluate innovative approaches for thermal and electrical energy storage systems and to find affordable and reliable solutions that lead to an increased electricity self-supply. STORY consists of eight 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 electricity distribution grid?“

 

We, the STORY team, apply the state-of-the-art storage and ICT technologies and demonstrate them on a number of field trial sites. We use the data from the field trials to calibrate the simulation models of the small-scale storage technologies.

Using simulation models, we analyse the large-scale rollout of these storage technologies and evaluate the impact of large storage penetration.

Additionally we establish various business model archetypes, and determine the required policy and regulatory frameworks supporting them.

In order to continue the dialogue with the growing number of other ‘Low Carbon Energy’ (LCE) Horizon2020 projects, we maintain an overarching LCE 6-10 website, where we are able to envision and share recommendations relevant to storage and smart grid technologies.

Duration

01.05.2015 - 30.04.2020 // 5 years // 60 months

Funding program

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646426

Key words

energy storage, local/small-scale storage, smart grids, thermal storage, electrical storage, renewable energy, large-scale impact

Develop

viable storage and ICT technologies

STORY

18 project partners in 8 countries all over Europe

Demonstrate

on a number of sites

Analyze

impact of large penetration of the developed technologies through simulations

Cases

- 8 with different local / small-scale storage concepts
and technologies
- covering industrial and residential environments
- feed into a large-scale impact assessment

Project partner - Helsinki 2015

STORY is a joined project of 18 international partners with 8 demonstrations in 6 European countries and is funded under the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.

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