Greenernet project’s six work-packages are divided as follows: two are horizontal activities – project management (WP1), and dissemination and exploitation (WP6). The aim of these WPs is to ensure continuous collaboration between partners in order to match the R&I tasks with a feasible exploitation plan. The main technical WPs are focused to define the requirements to scale up the prototype battery (WP2, WP3),to develope energy management platform (WP4) and to validate the power-to-power battery system linked to variable and intermittent sources (WP5).
WP1 | Project Management
This work package has the aim to assure the success of the project through managing and coordinating the activities while maintaining relations with the Partners and the European Commission.
– Project coordination & quality assurance
– Scientific Coordination,
WP2 | ESS & Microgrid Requirements
This work package has the aim to define the most appropriate requirements to scale up the existing 1kW prototype battery to the 10 kW, and to develop an innovative Microgrid Management Platform for the AQDS flow batteries, able to monitor microgrids components.
– Definition of system requirements,
– High Level Design
WP3 | AQDS Storage System Scaling up
The objective of this work package is the upscaling and the pre-commercial design of the main components of the 1kW flow battery already developed, including electrodes and stacks, pumps and balance of plants (BoP), electrolytes, the battery control system, to a 10 kW system validated. The upscaling will look for
manufacturability, cost reduction, performance and lifetime improvement.
– Component Optimization: Electrode, Stack, Pumps
– Component Optimization: Electrolyte
– Definition of a Battery Control System
– AQDS 10kW battery Laboratory Validation
– Develop a marketable Battery
Description of work and role of partners
– WP4 | Microgrid Management Platform Implementation
This workpackage aims at developing an optimised energy management platform able to monitor and control a residential/campus microgrid. The GREENERNET microgrid will consist of loads, flow battery storage and generators, such as PV plants, wind turbins or CHPs. So the energy management platform will interface all the mentioned devices by implementing required communication protocols and will continuously manage the power flows among devices by performing a multi-objective optimisation.
– Implementation of an optimised microgrid energy manager,
– Implementation MicroGrid HW Components,
WP5 | On Field Tests
The in-field tests have the objective to validate the power-to-power battery system linked to variable and
intermittent sources. At the same time managing the user demand. The dynamic behaviour of the battery has to be in line with the charge – discharge profiles of the battery in the specific application, both in power and energy required.
– Definition of Case Studies and assessment scenarios
– Organic Battery standalone field test
– MicroGrid Energy Storage Mgmt. System field test
WP6 | Dissemination and Exploitation
This work package has the objective to disseminate the results of the project by Internet and
conferences. The exploitation will be focused on the product commercialisation, by preparing a business plan for the GREENERNET product. The communications will be used to improve the market push.
– Dissemination on the Web and in conferences,
– Exploitation of the project results
– Certification and Security
– IPR & Patent Mgmt.