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STORY Demonstration Booklet

9th Dec 2020

The brandnew STORY Demonstration Booklet “Insights from six storage demos in industrial and resitential settings” is now ready to download here. This booklet provides the reader insights into 6 demonstrations of the EU H2020 project STORY that were implemented in industrial and residential settings. It describes the technical set-ups, the implementation and monitoring process, as […]

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The story of five years of STORY

22nd Oct 2020

STORY is approaching its end. This is a (short) story about our journey through these five years of trial and error, which finally took us to a successful end despite all the challenges. This is the presentation the STORY coordinator Mia Ala-Juusela (VTT) gave in the opening session of the Final Event. So: Five years […]

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New Animation Video on “STORY – Lessions learned”

7th Oct 2020

The STORY team has produced a new animation video summarizing the STORY project, its case studies with technologies investigated and the lessions learned. For a closer look please click here:

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ON31 Oct
The @H2020STORY Project reached some important milestones. You can find a nice animated film here. Learn more the cases: vimeo.com/loptafilm/jour…

Upcoming events

20 Oct

STORY Final Event: THE FUTURE OF LOCAL ENERGY STORAGE IN EUROPE What are the major problems and how to tackle them? | Online event | 20-22 October 2020

The large-scale implementation of local energy storage solutions is still in its infancy and faces several practical and legal barriers, for which both technical solutions and far-reaching agreements among stakeholders are needed. This online event will provide solutions here and is part of the final stakeholder workshop of the STORY project (2015-2020). For having a […]

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14 Nov

STORY Presentation Award

At the European Utility week 2019 in Paris, Prof. Andrej Gubina, University of Ljubljana and STORY partner, gave insights into the lessons of the STORY demos in the storage session on the 14.11. Among several presentations the STORY presentation was selected as best presentation. Andrej Gubina was awarded by the European Commission with a Belgian […]

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23 Oct

BRIDGE Data Management Working Group

At the BRIDGE Data Management working group meeting on “Cybersecurity and resilience” Heribert Vallant, JOANNEUM RESEARCH (STORY project) summarized the results of questions collected by the BRIDGE partners regarding the Cybersecuirity Certification Framework. In an interactive session, further issues regarding this Certification Framework were discussed and especially certification schemes for the energy sector need to […]

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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:

"Story lessons learned"

"Story output"

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

"STORY case studies"

"STORY explained by partners"

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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