The aim of this work package will be the development of an organic redox-flow battery for the incorporation in a smart grid. First step is to determine the required specifications for a battery system. This will be input for the electrochemical and CFD modelling, which will lead to an electrical and mechanical design. The design will be constructed as prototype. The prototype will be tested and optimized. If approved the prototype will be commissioned and optimization and testing of construction is carried out.
The aim of this work package is to develop a complete system for the control of the network able to optimize the use of the EES system and enabling interoperability, functioning mode prediction and capable of fast response to grid changes. Therefore communication protocols and specifications will be defined and implemented. The monitoring control system nodes will be created, capable of measuring current consumption and flows in real-time….
The objective of this work package 5 is to integrate all the devices, hardware and software into a smart grid at ACRESS test site. The integrated devices, hardware and software with real renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biogas), EV chargers and energy consumption in order to test, improve and validate the developments. This work package brings together the hardware, software and algorithms of the work packages 2, 3 and 4.
Business models for the demand response, load aggregation, microgrids, distributed generation and approached domains will be analysed, discussed and compared. These business models will take in account several types of aggregator roles. As a result prototype business models for the new energy storage technology will be developed. The business model will be tested, simulated and validated. The network behaviour will be simulated in TRNSYS. For this purpose all components involved in the grid will be include, that will allow to calculate the whole energy balance.
One of the objectives of work package 8 is to disseminate results of EnergyKeeper to ensure wide use within and outside the European Union. EnergyKeepers will likely produce intellectual properties whose rights must be properly stated. A strategy plan for exploitation will therefore be drawn up. A data management exploitation plan will ensure access and re-use of research data generated by the project.