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A fundamental transformation of energy systems towards a low carbon economy provide the key challenges forthe energy storage concept. The MESH4U has taken as a goal to develop and test multi energy storage hub, via SMEs/Industry up to thesolutionsfor flexibility operation from end customers in the local grids Energy / Distribution System Operator.

A fundamental transformation of energy systems towards a low carbon economy provide the key challenges forthe energy storage concept. The main objective of MESH4U is to develop and demonstrate multi energy storage hub solutions (technology and service) for flexibility operation 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. The holistic approach regardingthe multi-functioning energy storage hub provides flexibility to renewables owners and operators, industry and private households as wellas for e-mobility issues.

The Multi Energy Storage Hub

will combine several types of storage such as electrical, thermal, mechanical and chemical in order to integrate them in one system across different infrastructures (electrical, thermal, mobility).

In this way, MESH4U solutions will be able to cope with a real system operation where infrastructures are interdependent and where different technologies are used for different system and customer applications.


Organisation MESH4U

has interdisciplinary consortium of industry, research institution, academy, energy cooperative, and public utility with teams ofengineers, researchers, computer scientist and business people. Electrum is the project leader responsible for the overall project management and development of demonstration in Poland.

Electrum will coordinate transfer of knowledge, technology and adaptation issues between all partners and countries.

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology will provide support in development of the methodologies and algorithms, identifycase studies and take a part in validation of the demonstrator as well as project dissemination for the science.

Fraunhofer Institute IFF is the national project leader responsible for demonstrator implement. in Germany. IFF is an excellent partnerto carry out the applied research in the field of storage analysis, development, testing and integration in power systems incl. monitoringand operation control. Krebs‘ isa SME with core business on production of batteries for mobile and stationary applications. Krebs will be involved indemonstrator implement. and evaluation from technology provider perspective.

Arte Möbel is a SME, manufacturing of equipment and furniture for public buildings, hotels, and private clients. Arte will be user ofMESH4U solutions via integration of storage in production infrastructure and 130kW PV to test and demonstrate.

University of Rome Tor Vergata – the research group on sustainable energy that has been studying microgrids for the integration ofrenewable sources in the last 10 years facing with the design of components and systems with special regard to smart control features.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has a leading role on the smart grid research in Switzerland, it undertakesresearch on the development of smart grid solutions.

EPFL is the national project leader and responsible for the demonstrator in Switzerland. GridSteer is a spin-off company of the EPFL that has developed and promotes a real-time control framework for power grids to betested at the proposed project. In the project, it will provide support in identifying case studies and validate its control framework.Observers: ECI, AvaconRomande Energie, Commune of Aigle, GoFast

The MESH4U project is under the auspices of ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems.

The project is funded by the NCBiR.