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Basic Information

Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Müller
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.04.2015 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
13.083.061,25 euros


Energy Local Storage Advanced system


Integration of distributed small/medium size storage systems can allow operating distribution grids much more flexibly, thus realizing smart grid features like local demand-supply balancing, congestion relief, peak shaving and effective RES integration. However, few technologically mature decentralized storage systems are commercially available today at affordable prices, while both viable business models and the underlying legal and regulatory framework are lagging behind. As an answer ELSA will implement and demonstrate an innovative solution integrating low-cost second-life Li-ion batteries and other direct and indirect storage options, including heat storage, demand-side management, as well as use of intermittent RES.


  • Bouygues Energies & Services, France (Coordinator)
  • Renault S.A.S., France
  • Nissan West Europe S.A.S., France
  • United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Limited, Ireland
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
  • B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany
  • ASM Terni S.p.A., Italy
  • Gateshead College, United Kingdom
  • Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH, Germany