The academic members of the consortium (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Reikjavik University SIF and Université Libre de Bruxelles ATM) bring their expertise to develop the methodological tools. They will work on the development of environmental, regulatory, economic, sociological and security studies, from a theoretical point of view.
However, these studies cannot be carried out without the contribution of stakeholders. The RESCoops will serve as an interface to include end users and other stakeholders in carrying out these studies in order to delimit the opportunities and the limits of the future EC.
The industrial members (Memoco and Fabricom) aim to develop technological tools (dimensioning tool and EMS). They capitalize on their knowledge of electrical networks and will use the knowledge of academic members to propose holistic solutions.
In addition, Cenaero is a RTO whose mission is to integrate innovative numerical technologies into the products, processes and services of industrial companies. By leading this group, Cenaero will ensure that technological tools integrate the appropriate innovations (IoT, AI), allowing the sizing tool and the EMS to be at the cutting edge of technology.
The RESCoops will truly serve as an interface between all the actors of the project (academics, industrialists, end users, other actors of the energy networks) capitalizing on their expertise in the energy and sociological fields. They guarantee to offer a global answer to a complex problem. They will also develop software tools to foster the integration of stakeholders in energy projects (visualization and dynamic BM tools). CLEF and Zuidtrant are the RESCoops active in this project.
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ATM)
ULB has already developed a storage installation using a combination of BES (Battery Energy Storage) with a Vanadium Flow Redox battery of 100 kWh and PHES (Pumped Hydro Energy Storage) and a small reversible pump-turbine factory of 12 kWh on a storm basin, in cooperation with Fabricom.
CLEF Coopérative pour les Energies du Futur
CLEF is a cooperative with a social purpose born in 2008 on the initiative of citizens who have come together to develop projects for the production of renewable energy in the hands of citizens. It develops projects in the wind, biogas, photovoltaic, hydraulic, collective self-consumption and storage of renewable electricity sectors.
CLEF brings together cooperative members who are responsible citizens, producers, consumers and investors. The cooperative members take an active part in the energy debate and are informed of its challenges via an awareness center.
Cenaero has acquired experience in the use of thermodynamic models for the design of high quality commercial buildings and energy efficient systems in the framework of regional projects (PCC80, SILENTHALPIC, LoopFC, SIMBA). They developed and tested two types of optimization methods - distributed and dual decomposition – to perform a predictive control of heating systems at 1 / 4h on tertiary buildings, based on weather forecasts and the quantification of uncertainties (BATTERIE project).
Fabricom masters the management of multiple sources and active systems (1/4 peak hour of the generator) to increase the quality of electrical networks. The company has expertise in monitoring different sources and consumers with the recording of defects and consumption point by point; analysis of readings, implementation of KPIs to optimize energy consumption and implementation of preventive maintenance.
Memoco is monitoring and collaborating in the development of an EMS to increase self-consumption in a residential area (GAC project). Memoco is also part of the I.O. ELIA energy program in Belgium to have direct interactions with the DSOs and TSOs for the development of the EC.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NTNU is currently involved in the project called SH2IFT which provides important experimental results on the behaviour of hydrogen releases and explosions. NTNU has conducted investigation studies into the June 2019 accident at the Sandvika hydrogen station in Norway.
Reikjavik University (SIF)
The University of Reykjavik has carried out joint life cycle analysis studies on the reinjection and mineralization of CO2 and the potential production of methane at the Hellisheiði power station. In addition, SIF carried out a stakeholder analysis of new hydroelectric projects in Iceland and Switzerland.
ZuidtrAnt and CLEF are RESCoops specialized in projects focusing on energy transition and local production of renewable energy. In the “DeeldeZon” interreg project, Zuidtrant installed solar roofs, combined with VTG energy storage via shared electric cars.
H2 CoopStorage has also surrounded itself with external experts and set up an External Experts Advisory Board (EEAB) which will assist and advise the decisions taken by the General Assembly on these innovative and complex topics.