AGISTIN consortium met in Paris for the second in-person general meeting 

Ten months have passed since the AGISTIN project kicked off, all 14 partners met at the RTE headquarters in Paris, on the 4th and 5th of October, to present the status for each of the seven work packages (WP), discuss common topics and anticipate next steps. 

On the WP 2 “Identification and enabling innovative business models for energy storage integration with grid users”, RINA reported that three of the five tasks have kicked off, with two milestones achieved so far: reports “SoA of Connection Network Codes” and “Innovative Energy Storage Integration requirements, incentives and constraints”, both available on the project website, with the second one to be updated in December. 

WP3 “Enhanced AGI Design for inclusion of innovative forms of storage”, led by the University of Kassel, is currently focused on the development and optimization of the tool for the sizing of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), intended to provide frequency containment reserve. As part of task 3.1, which has recently finished, the team provided an overview of relevant services, Direct Current (DC) consumers, relevant grid users and grid technologies and identified three use cases beyond demonstrations. To note also that in task 3.4 a generic model in Simulink was completed. 

Regarding the WP4 “Performance assessment for AGI-integrated innovative storage for industrial processes”, Fraunhofer IEE stated that the partners are progressing on the characterization the of GSR cellblocks, design and development of a battery module for stationary applications.  

WP5 “Demonstration of AGI-integrated innovative storage for green H2 production” started just recently with the development of an accurate EMT model of Shell’s green H2 production site. The fronter engineering design for several technologies (e.g. solar inverter, container, etc.) has started and will go on until June next year. 

On the WP6 “Demonstration of AGI-integrated innovative storage for large pumping loads” the team lead UPC is working on the sensors’ installation, possible demo topologies and test. 

The agenda also included the “Workshop AGISTIN generic models and demo sites requirements”, led by Christian Hachmann (Uni Kassel). In this workshop, two branches of generic models under development were presented.  The generic models will be used before implementing the demos, that is, they will be used to reproduce demos in simulation for validation. 

Additionally, the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities were presented, and upcoming activities were planned. 

The meeting closed with an assessment of project risks and mitigations and next steps. 

The consortium will meet again in the first quarter of 2024 (online).