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 demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

BEEM-UP Site Paris

The building is located in the centre of Paris, 800 m from Montparnasse train station, at the corner of Rue du Cotentin and Rue Falguière. It is composed of 87 dwellings and it was built around 1950. In 1993, the building was renovated (outer insulation, double glazed windows, boilers), but it...

REMOURBAN Site Eskisehir

Eskisehir is located in the mid-western side of Anatolia. According to 2014 census, the population of the Eskisehir is approximately 810,000 and 320,000 of the total population is living in Tepebasi district, which is the demo site for the REMOURBAN project. It is a district of approximately 30,000...