A fundamental transformation of energy systems towards a low carbon economy provide the key challenges for the energy storage concept.



The #MESH4U project is entering its final phase. And the latest tests prove that we have done a really good job over the last months of the project! Last week in Bialystok, we conducted tests of the energy storage using controlled…


Today, we are thrilled to announce the achievement of the first #blockchain-tracked manufacturing process! As part of the Fraunhofer IFF internal Project 'Blockchain for Net-Zero Energy Factories,' my colleagues Hannes Wasser Sandeep Mattepu Bartlomiej Arendarski Marc Richter Prof. Dr. Przemyslaw Komarnicki…


Last week we had a meeting of the MESH4U consortium. Partners from Poland (Electrum Concreo, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology), Germany (Fraunhofer IFF), Italy (University of Rome Tor Vergata) and Switzerland (EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) met in Magdeburg…


Researchers from Fraunhofer IFF and carpenters from aRTEMöbel are optimizing the energy management system at the furniture factory in Magdeburg, which is a part of the Mesh4U project demonstrator in Germany. Multi-stationary battery energy storage system (40 kW, 56 kWh) and…


Great news from the Alu-Frost factory in Poland. Last Friday we successfully commissioned and tested the energystorage installed as part of the #MESH4U project! For the duration of the commissioning tests, the power supply at the factory was turned off, and…


The general aim of the Swiss demonstrator is to investigate and enhance the grid operation of a renewable-supplied power distribution grid in the presence of MW-class battery storage and EV charging stations for multiple objectives by using their controllable power electronics…


At MESH4U, the industry partner is able to confidently plan scheduling of the load demand through deep learning based uncertain hour ahead forecasts. The interval forecasts gives flexibility to the user to prepare for the worst case and the best case…


On a day-to-day basis, we work on the #project in our own countries. However, discussing the #progress of MESH4U at regular meetings among the entire consortium brings opportunities to share experiences and stimulates even more creative solutions. This was also the…


The pilot tests of fast-charging stations are being conducted as part of the MESH4U project in Lausanne. A team of EPFL engineers, in association with local businesses and authorities, are testing novel algorithms for the deployment of greener EV fast-charging stations.…


Polish Demonstrator: to support and maximize effects resulting from #renewables in industry, the public and the power grids. German Demonstrator: to support industrial production processes of SMEs, as well as offering additional services to DSO. Italian Demonstrator: Lab validated optimal strategies for…


#MESH4U mission is to develop, test and demonstrate the multi #energystorage hub solutions for #flexible operation in the renewables highly loaded energy system. Our goal is to test the possible usage and application of multi-energy storage hubs within different infrastructures, system sizes and regulatory and market…


To stay in line with European power perspectives and the call's scope, #MESH4U has to match the following attributes: #Green through maximized integration of renewable energy sources together with flexibility options such as multi energy storage, electric mobility and demand-response. Why? It is pivotal to…


And we’re off! The Project’s kick-off meeting took place on March the 4th and the metaphorical red ribbon has been cut. Representatives of all the partners from Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Italy shared a morning of inspiration and exchange of ideas.…


MESH4U has to match the following attributes, which stays in line with European power perspectives and the call’s scope:

Green, through maximized integration of renewable energy sources together with flexibility options suchas multi energy storage, electric mobility and demand-response, because it is important to decarbonise the energy systems andincrease system efficiency via local and regional solutions.


The main objective of MESH4U is to develop and demonstrate multi energy storage hub solutions (technology and service) for flexibilityoperation from end customers. The MESH4U combines several types of storage (electrical, thermal, mechanical and chemical) and itstechnologies in order to maximize utilization (technical and economic) for different needs and conditions.

expected impacts

Validate solutions for multi energy storage hub, which offers more flexibility, increased RES and EVs integration and thus decarbonisation of local energy system while ensuring a positive impact on centralised energy infrastructure, on local economy and local social aspects, and local air quality

Develop energy storage systems providing services to the distribution grid and the consumer at affordable costs, deferral of investments in grid reinforcements, validation of business models

Cost effective conversion of excess electricity and/or heat, reduce/avoid curtailment, provide services to the grid, SMEs, EV fleets andend-users and customers.

Benchmark technical solutions and usiness models that can be replicated in many local regions and that are acceptable by localcitizens.Implementation of innovative MESH4U solutions will be tested in four demonstration sites, which well depict different climatic conditions,regulatory, market redlines, social and economic aspects.

Enhance the involvement of local energy consumers and producers, create energy communities in the development and the operationof local energy systems and test new business models.

„Background and state of art.”

The obligation of Paris agreement and the EU-energy roadmap aim a transformation of energy system to sustainable and low carbonsupply of European citizens. Meeting this objective on the road to a largely decarbonize energy sector by 2050 requires increasing thepower generation from renewables, which however generate power only intermittently. To integrate large amount of

MESH4U consortium has large knowledge and experience in energy storage technology development and assembling (Krebs), integration (Electrum, Fraunhofer, Romande Energie), research (WUST, UTV, EPFL).




All of the following articles have been sponsored by MESH4U project.

This project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems’ focus initiatives Smart Grids Plus and Integrated, Regional Energy Systems, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreements No 646039 and 775970.


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