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oPEN Lab – Open innovation living labs for Positive Energy Neighbourhoods

The aim of the oPEN Lab is to identify replicable, commercially viable solution packages enabling the achievement of positive energy neighbourhoods within existing urban contexts that are seamlessly integrated into the local energy system as an active micro-energy hub, and to test these technologies and package as an integrated solution at neighbourhood scale.

Three open innovation living labs in the cities of Genk (BE), Pamplona (ES) and Tartu (EE) will test combinations of different close-to-market ready technologies and services and study their performance as a unique operating system. Focus is on demonstrating innovations in an integrated approach combining sustainable design tailored to the local context, seamless industrial renovation workflows, renewable energy generation combined with energy storage systems, urban service facilities and smart operation, life cycle thinking and circularity, and this across the whole value chain, targeting the whole life cycle of the building and its neighbourhood, in view of scaling up and wide replication. A user driven and participatory approach with the neighbourhood community will be rolled out for a holistic and positive energy vision for the neighbourhood, going beyond citizen awareness raising activities.

Duration (Months & Start-End): 54 months
Start: 01/10/2021
End: 31/03/2026
Total Project Budget 21.799.482,5 €
Total Project Funding 19.920.874,26 €
CENER Budget 1.044.185 €
CENER Funding 1.044.185 €

For more information: oPEN Lab | Leading the transition to positive energy neighbourhoods (openlab-project.eu)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037080


OSMOSE (2018-2021) Horizon 2020-LCE-04-2017

(Optimal System-Mix Of flexibility Solutions for European electricity)

The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate the synergies between different sources of flexibility (storage of hybrid energy, demand-response, FACT devices, cross-border exchange, …) to achieve a competitive energy system through 4 demonstrators.

For more information: www.osmose-h2020.eu

 


E-HIERA (2017-2019)

2017 Strategic Projects of the Government of Navarre. Distributed storage based on hydraulic pumping for application in microgrids.

The goal of e-HIERA is twofold. On one hand to develop a hybrid storage solution based on distributed pumping with supercapacitors and, on the other, the development of a hydraulic generation system based on an in-line turbine for application in both pumping systems and water supply networks.


P2P-SmarTest (2015-2017)
Peer to Peer Smart Energy Distribution Networks
H2020-LCE-2014-3 +info

P2P-SmartTest project investigates and demonstrates a smarter electricity distribution system integrated with advanced ICT, regional markets and innovative business models. It will employ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) approaches to ensure the integration of demand side flexibility and the optimum operation of DER and other resources within the network while maintaining second-to-second power balance and the quality and security of the supply.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646469.

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LIFE ZAESS (2014-2017) +info

Demonstration of a low cost and environmentally friendly Zinc Air Energy Storage System for renewable energy integration

  • LIFE13 ENV/ES/001159
  • The LIFE ZAESS project aims to demonstrate an energy storage technology for increasing the share of intermittent renewable energies in the European energy mix and reducing CO2 emissions thereby.
  • CENER will assess the environmental sustainability of the zinc-air technology, and will identify legal and regulatory barriers that could hinder the deployment of energy storage technologies. CENER will also be responsible for the dissemination of the results of the project and the overall benefits of energy storage to all the stakeholders affected. Furthermore, CENER will contribute in analyzing the power sector and potential applications of energy storage systems.
  • The LIFE programme contributes with 50% to the project budget.
  • Partners: Técnicas Reunidas (coordinator) and CENER.
  • The project has had a budget of 1.2 M€ ending in October 2017.

         

 

More information: info@zaess.eu   http://www.zaess.eu/

After 40 months of intense activity the LIFE ZAESS project has been successfully completed. The second video, “Progress and results of the project“, is now available on the ZAESS website. It includes the results of the technical-economic, environmental and regulatory studies realized for the technology of zinc-air flow batteries are presented. These activities and results have also been published on the web through the “Layman’s report” in a short and visual format.

PROTOTYPING LABORATORY TESTING AND DEMONSTRATION OF STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

The objective of the financed project consists of designing and implementing new research and testing infrastructures for the Grid Network Integration department, as well as updating existing ones to increase the capabilities of the laboratory for prototyping and testing the different storage technologies. The ultimate goal is the study of the hybridization of different storage systems to be able to respond to network problems, as well as the development of energy management systems both in the residential and industrial spheres that could respond to the energy problems that arise. give in them.

The project has been divided into two clearly differentiated parts. The part corresponding to the Modeling and Simulation of networks and storage systems and the part corresponding to the testing equipment and infrastructures. A 14Nm3/h Alkaline technology electrolyser, a 500KW AC and 70KW DC network emulator, OPAL systems for P-HIL and a 15kW signal amplifier have been acquired, as well as SW and HW tools to complement the testing laboratory storage.

Duration: 12 Months
Total Budget 1M€
Total Funding 1M€
CENER Budget 1M€


CRYOHUB (2019-2019) Horizonte 2020 LCE-2015-03

(Developing Cryogenic Energy Storage at Refrigerates Warehouses)

Developing Cryogenic Energy Storage at Refrigerates Warehouses as an interactive hub to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability.

For more information: www.cryohub.eu/en-gb/

 


STORY (2015-2020) H2020-LCE-2014-3

(Added value of STORage in distribution sYstems)

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: “What could be the added value of storage in the distribution grid?”

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646426

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Factory Microgrid (2014-2017)

CENER Grid Integration Department is participating in the Factory Microgrid project (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000700). It is a demonstrative project that is part of the LIFE + 2013 program (European Commission), whose main objective is to demonstrate, through the implementation of a full-scale industrial installation, that microgrids can become one of the most appropriate solutions for energy generation and management in factories that want to minimize their environmental impact. Besides CENER as project partner is too Jofemar Corporation. CENER contribution will be its expertise and knowledge in distributed generation, microgrids and energy storage systems.

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Optimagrid (2011-2013)

  • SUDOE Interreg IV B.
  • Smart systems for optimization and management of microgrids based on renewables for industrial applications in SUDOE area.
  • CENER is the WP3’s coordinator for modelling, simulation and experimental validation of microgrids in industrial estates.

H2 Sotavento Plant (2009-2012)

  • Private funding.
  • Theoretical and experimental characterization studies of the experimental plant for hydrogen production and storage installed in Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm (Galicia) and property of Gas Natural Fenosa.

EOLIA (2007-2010)

  • Cenit National Programme.
  • New technologies for deep water off-shore wind farms.
  • CENER has developed the analysis of the Spanish grid with PSS/E to increase the off-shore wind power penetration by using Energy storage systems based on desalinization.

Localised Grid Management (2008-2009)

  • IDAE and British Embassy.
  • Methodology development to implement smart grids in urban areas.
  • CENER was the Project coordinator.
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