National Projects

National Projects

The research and innovation activities of SmILES base on a large pool of national projects. The national projects provide us with component models, control strategies and operational experience of electrical and thermal storage technologies and represent the data base for the application system configurations. The pool of national projects amounts to a total of 13.860.516 €. The requested funding of 2.440.682 € results in a leveraging factor of 5,6.

The different national research activities are complementary, as they address the storage challenge at different scales; from the development of the technology, to its implementation and large scale deployment, with the evaluation of the adequate diffusion methodology as well as for different application cases for the industrial or the urban districts. Exchange of knowledge between partners will enable the detection of replicable cases at the European scale, to build up a relevant pool of reference cases.

The project aims at gathering knowledge and expertise about the implementation of storage technology in local multi-energy systems at the European level. National research activities led by each partners tackle this topic with a perimeter specific to each nation as well as a specific focus. In the following the central national projects gathered within SmILES are described in more detail.

The system configurations (SC) based on national projects of the partners are chosen to favour a high relevance for their replication throughout Europe. They include:

In the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, DTU participates in the development and demonstration of future energy solutions. The project utilizes Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn neighbourhood as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings, storage and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimised energy system which is able to integrate a large share of renewable energy.
The project addresses key challenges of future smart energy systems: (1) Development of a coherent flexible energy system with novel technical solutions like energy storage by variable district heating temperatures, buildings providing flexibility and more integrated markets, where infrastructures are closely interconnected and operationally co-optimised. (2) Rethinking energy infrastructure design and dimensioning methods to accommodate, e.g. new low heat demanding buildings, new dynamic patterns from responsive prosumers and technologies to shift between use of electricity and district heating. (3) Development of energy technologies providing grid services by smart cost-effective controllers, associated new business models and user interactions.