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Energy storage for the integration of renewable electricity into the grids

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Webinar organised by the Covenant of Mayors & CEDEC

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Variable renewable energy sources keep rising, for a large part connected to the distribution grid. This event presents two innovative projects, where distribution system operators - using local storage capacity - manage short term unpredictable fluctuations in the distribution grids, and therefore ensure reliable and affordable energy supply for cities.

The goal of the German Green2store project is to ensure that a greater proportion of renewable energy generation can be integrated into the distribution networks. The project aims to develop a local storage system that contributes to increasing network intake capacity for renewable energies. In practice, a cluster combines a local network storage unit, an area storage unit, a campus storage unit and household storage units into one overarching storage system with enhanced capabilities called “Energy Storage Cloud”.

In the Dutch “Neighbourhood battery” project a smart storage solution is tested in a neighbourhood of the Dutch town Etten-Leur, with 180 KWp installed. The battery prevents the electricity that is produced during day times to leave the neighbourhood and the Low Voltage part of the grid. The battery is usually filled during daytime hours and discharged during evening hours, when people arrive at their homes after work. The households are using a smart phone based solution to define their parameters for charging their electric vehicle.


12:00 (CET): Introduction

12:05: Presentation by Dr Magnus Pielke (Green2store project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany)

12:30: Presentation by Mr Edwin Edelenbos and (Netbeheer Nederland - the Association of Energy Network Operators in the Netherlands)

12:55: Q&A

Contact: Tamas Solymosi

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