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Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA)

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Project "ELSA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RUE STEPHENSON 19
postcode: 78180
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 13˙083˙061 €
 EC max contribution 9˙861˙612 € (75%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2014-3
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-04-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    RENAULT SAS FR (BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT) participant 1˙288˙584.00
4    Nissan West Europe SAS FR (VOISINS LE BRETONNEUX) participant 1˙251˙775.00
5    Gateshead College UK (Gateshead) participant 706˙250.00
7    ALLGAUER UBERLANDWERK GMBH DE (Kempten (Allgäu)) participant 569˙625.00
9    B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH DE (MUNCHEN) participant 463˙256.00
10    ASM TERNI SPA IT (TERNI) participant 296˙625.00


 Project objective

Integration of distributed small/medium size storage systems can allow operating distribution grids much more flexibly, thus realizing smart grid features like local demand-supply balancing, congestion relief, peak shaving and effective RES integration.

However, few technologically mature decentralized storage systems are commercially available today at affordable prices, while both viable business models and the underlying legal and regulatory framework are lagging behind.

As an answer ELSA will implement and demonstrate an innovative solution integrating low-cost second-life Li-ion batteries and other direct and indirect storage options, including heat storage, demand-side management, as well as use of intermittent RES.

The core idea is to consider Storage as a Service towards building and district managers for local energy management optimization, and towards DSO for enhanced network operations. ELSA will adapt, build upon, and integrate close-to-mature (TRL>=5) storage technologies and related ICT-based energy management systems for the management and control of local loads, generation and single or aggregated real or virtual storage resources, including demand response, in buildings, districts and distribution grids.

Data models ensuring interoperability among building, districts and DSOs and novel business models enabled by energy storage “as-a-service” will be developed.

Different configurations will be demonstrated along six test sites, where a set of different storage technologies will be integrated. Safety issues and social acceptance will be dealt with by communication and product reliability demonstration. A technical, economic and environmental validation, involving relevant stakeholders, will be carried out to nurture the European-wide replication of the ELSA concept, prepare the ground for a concrete roll out of the resulting TRL9 technologies and provide input for regulatory framework adaptation.


List of deliverables.
D7.6 Safety, maintenance and training procedures and documents Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:21
D5.5 Final impact assessment of the environmental impact at local level related to all demo sites Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:21
D5.4 Final study of the economic impact in the local and national grid related to all demo sites Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:21
D6.3 Results of service evaluation Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:21
D6.4 Technical impact analysis and proof-of-concept on system level Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:20
D7.2 First set of marketing materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-04 15:10:20
D5.1 First study of the economic impact in the local and national grid related to all demo sites Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:20
D5.2 First assessment of the environmental impact at local level related to all demo sites Documents, reports 2019-09-04 15:10:20

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ELSA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Gerrit Bode, Sascha Behrendt, Johannes Fütterer, Dirk Müller
Identification and utilization of flexibility in non-residential buildings
published pages: 997-1002, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.461
Energy Procedia 122 2019-09-04
2019 Michael STÖHR; Alexander von JAGWITZ
Exploiting Potential Gross Economic and Environmental Benefits of 2nd-Life Battery Energy Storage Systems by Mechanisms Allowing Operators to Share in the Value Creation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
13th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference, IRES 2019 2019-09-04
2018 Marcello Torchio, Giorgio Manganini, Piotr Sobonski, Konstantinos Kouramas, Mathieu Le Cam, Marcin Cychowski, Stefano Riverso
Energy Management Systems in smart electrical & thermal grids: two case studies
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Sustainable Places Conference 2019-09-04
2018 Bode, Gerrit Thorben; Baranski, Marc Axel; Müller, Dirk
Experimental application of second-life batteries in non-residential buildings
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[31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2018, 2018-06-17 - 2018-06-22, Guimaraes, Portugal]
31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2018, Guimaraes, Portugal, 2018-06-17 - 2018-06-22 1
2019 V.Croce, D.Ziu (ENG) T.Bragatto (ASM Terni)
real-life experience on 2nd life batteries services for DSO
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19TH International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering 2019-09-04

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