ELSA test sites - 6 pilots in 4 EU countries
The consortium involves six test sites in four EU countries in order to cover all the relevant applications for distributed storage from an office building to a university R&D center or a local grid with solar energy generation.
The storage systems will be directly connected to feeders or substations and will include a storage management system capable of providing solutions for autonomous storage management and also to interface the storage system with wider scale energy managers. This storage management will bring a comprehensive approach to all storage capacities. This storage management installed in commercial and industrial buildings will be able to interact with the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and with local storage of different natures (e.g. thermal) by using standard communication protocols. The BEMS will coordinate generation, storage and loads to provide a building storage system (including demand response) able to interface with other energy managers (e.g. aggregators, markets or substations).
Find out more about the ELSA test sites:
- Ampere Building at la Défense, Paris, France
- Gateshead College, United Kingdom
- Nissan Europe Office, Paris, France
- E.ON Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
- City of Kempten, Germany
- City of Terni, Italy