The HYBRIS project kicks-off

  • Energy storage
  • Smart energy management

HYBRIS is a H2020 funded project that stands for “Hybrid Battery energy stoRage system for advanced grid and beHInd-de-meter Segments”. HYBRIS’ basis is the optimisation of advanced hybrid systems as high-performant, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions in microgrid applications.

HYBRIS is an integrated industrially driven action, that will answer to this challenge in 4 key points:

  • Viability and cost effectiveness: of the use and integration of novel Hybrid Electric Energy Storage (HEES) system coupled with innovative microgrid system local RES generation and loads, (in particular residential, tertiary buildings and EV charges stations). Achieved by the integration and validation of a suite of technologies, tools and methods enabling their easy application and massive deployment.
  • Technical: pursuing the technical optimization of the HEES system in 3 use case applications covering respectively 1) Energy services in island grids 2) Energy services in private grids 3) EV charging stations in e-mobility,
  • Optimization and integration.
  • Validation: by using the 3 demonstration sites as open case studies representing the 3 different use case applications and situations found throughout Europe, to leverage knowledge, key exploitable results, adapted business models and market-oriented dissemination for maximizing impact and wide adoption of these novel heating and cooling technologies and approach.

The project has a total budget of 4M€ and will run for 3 years. The consortium is formed by 15 European partners, including IDP (leader), LOMARTOV, IREC, COMET GESINCO or HESStec. The kick-off meeting of the project is held online on January the 28-29th, 2021.

Two groups at IREC (Power Systems and Energy Storage, Harvesting and Catalysis) bring to the consortium its experience and expertise on advanced materials and energy storage technology development combining lithium ion technologies with the redox flow batteries, covering the whole process from cell development up to system integration. Tasks and activities to be performed by IREC within the project are related to design, characterization of novel hybrid energy storage, as well as power electronics, control and integration of such systems into the grid and lab testing.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 963652.