Electrical energy storage

Electrical energy storage aims to support the implementation of the smart grid and maximize the integration of renewable energies. In this sense, it is used as backup of power generation and distribution systems. The main reasons for the deployment of electrical storage facilities in the context of smart grids are the intermittent character of decentralised renewable sources, and the need to meet demand with unpredictable daily and seasonal variations. When there is a peak on renewable production, energy is stored as electricity to be released during peaks of demand.

There is a wide list of options for electrical energy storage. The increasing deployment of electrical vehicles in cities, for example, is recognized as an underpinning technology with great potential in storing large quantities of electrical energy to support demand support strategies.

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

SMARTER TOGETHER

The European lighthouse cities Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany) and Lyon (France), the follower cities Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Venice (Italy), the observer cities Kiev (Ukraine) and Yokohama (Japan) come together to improve citizens’ quality of life. SMARTER TOGETHER...

SmartEnCity

SmartEnCity’s main objective is to develop a highly adaptable and replicable systemic approach towards urban transformation into sustainable, smart and resource-efficient urban environments in Europe. Through integrated planning and the implementation of measures aimed at improving energy...

Shar-LLM

The demonstration districts in lighthouse cities Lisbon (Portugal), London (United Kingdom) and Milan (Italy) will implement replicable urban digital solutions and collaboration models. The Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, Porta Romana/Vettabbia in Milan and downtown Lisbon will retrofit...

REPLICATE

The REPLICATE project will generate smart city business models, and tailor-made solutions in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. There will be pilot actions in energy efficiency, efficient and sustainable transport and integrated infrastructures. The key to the project’s approach is in...

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

Smarter Together Site Munich

The Munich lighthouse demonstration area is located at the Western edge of the city and includes both the large urban redevelopment area Neuaubing-Westkreuz (350 ha / 30,000 residents) and the flagship new development area Freiham, set to become a model of low carbon development for up to 20,000...

Shar-LLM Site Milan

The Porta Romana/Vettabbia demonstrator area is under complete re-development. Its renewal will connect the historic centre of the city to its agricultural belt by “stitching together” two geographically, economically and socially separated areas. 21.000 m2 private buildings retrofit 4.000 m2 ...

Shar-LLM Site Lisbon

Lisbon´s ten square kilometre demonstrator area has 100,000 inhabitants. This strategic location stretches from the riverfront to the centre of the city, and includes the main historic and tourist districts. The area poses several challenges, ranging from its particular orography to the historic...

Shar-LLM Site London

The Greenwich demonstrator area is one of the most strategic locations in London. It stretches along the riverfront – from the UNESCO World Heritage Site to Greenwich Peninsula – and occupies 516 Ha. The site includes visitor attractions (e.g. the O2 Arena), a new business startup district, ...

REPLICATE Site San Sebastian

The energy efficiency actions that will be implemented in San Sebastian with REPLICATE include:  Retrofitting 156 dwellings + 34 commercial premises distributed along 10 doorways, totalizing 18.350m2 Saving: 56% District heating: cogeneration plant with a gas boller (2600kW) and a blomass boller (...