CRYOHUB is an EU-funded project to develop and investigate the potential of large scale cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses and food factories. The innovative CRYOHUB technology is based on storing renewable energy as a cryogenic liquid – which in the case of this project is liquid air. This cryogen is then boiled at very low temperatures to generate electricity for on-site use or feeding the power grid during peak demand periods. The cooling effect of boiling the cryogen is employed to refrigerate industrial facilities.http://cryohub.eu/en-gb/
The E-LAND main objective is to tackle the challenges of connection to technology, society and economics of the evolving in the energy sector and support the decarbonisation of energy islands by developing an E-LAND Toolbox for Multi-Energy Islands including tools and methods for addressing the business, society and technology challenges.https://elandh2020.eu
The project Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA) brings distributed storage solutions to maturity. Its objective is to enable their integration into the energy system and their commercial use.
ELSA addresses existing development needs by combining 2nd life batteries with an innovative local ICT-based Energy Management System in order to develop a low-cost, scalable and easy-to-deploy battery energy storage system.http://elsa-h2020.eu/
The EMPOWER concept aims to encourage and enable the active participation of citizens that consume and produce energy in the electrical system. It is based on the insight that a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and an increase of energy efficiency require radical changes in the way we produce and consume energy.http://empowerh2020.eu/
ENERGISE is a research project of the EU Commission to do a cost/benefit analysis for smart grid infrastructure. The focus is on the core question: What should be the basis for the expansion of smart grids, independent proprietary communications networks of the electrical utilities or structures shared by the energy and telecommunications sectors?
The goal of ENERGISE is to provide an expert tool that can be used in deciding whether to expand the ICT infrastructure in shared or dedicated form. In addition, ENERGISE offers all participating stakeholders a platform for discussion, enabling them to share information on trends and developments in the area of “ICT infrastructure for smart grids.”project-energise.eu