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Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rumpe
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.11.2016 to 31.10.2019
EU contribution:
7.043.875 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731285.  


Storage capacity sharing over virtual neighbourhoods of energy ecosystems


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. Therefore, there is a strong requirement on the optimisation of storage capacities deployed in the grid. This is especially true for the small energy sites such as DER and prosumers’ microgrids which are the segments, targeted by the SHAR-Q bottom-up concept.

The principal objective of the SHAR-Q is to optimize the storage capacities deployed in the grid with the help of a peer-to-peer interoperability network that connects neighbourhooding RES+Storage ecosystems into a collaboration framework. Thus, the optimization of storage capacities can be achieved through their sharing among the participating actors. To get connected to the SHAR-Q network, an open interoperability gateway with semantic interface descriptors will be provided that will be based on the most adopted standards in the field. Moreover, the users will be provided with an ability to manage their contribution to the collaborative models on their own in a way that resembles the well-known social web portals (e.g. users can control with whom they wish to share specific storage capacities).


  • Atos Spain SA, Spain (Coordinator)
  • bAvenir s.r.o., Slovakia
  • UBIMET GmbH, Austria
  • ENERCOUTIM - Associação Empresarial de Energia Solar de Alcoutim, Portugal
  • Europäisches Zentrum für erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH, Austria
  • Cluster de Energía, Spain
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
  • Diacheiristis Ellinikou Diktyou Dianomis Elektrikis Energeias AE, Greece
  • Energie Güssing GmbH, Austria
  • Atos IT Solutions and Services, s.r.o., Czechia