Smart Energy Project
Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are intermittent energy sources that are raising challenges at their integration into power systems. These challenges can be addressed by Electrical Energy Storages (EES) emerging on the market. Therefore, storages are unavoidable components of the future smart grid with large share of variable renewable generation. However, the unit-cost of energy, that is retrieved from storages, is several times higher than the cost of energy consumed upon its output from RES.
The principal assumption of the SHAR-Q concept is that sharing of storage capacities deployed at distributed locations will reduce the EES capacities needed, bringing significant savings on the required storage capacities. This, in turn, will significantly reduce the unit-cost of energy output of the RES+EES ecosystems that are participating on the sharing process.
SHAR-Q aims to design and create a decentralized collaboration framework of distributed energy ecosystems connecting them into a peer-to-peer interoperability network, in order to achieve the optimisation of RES+EES through sharing capacities among the participating actors. The solution will be based on an open interoperability gateway with the corresponding open API that connects the smart energy resources operated by different actors into the SHAR-Q collaboration framework. The users will be provided with an ability to manage their contribution to the collaborative energy management models on their own in a way that resembles the social web portals.
For more info go to: www.sharqproject.eu