The consortium of the new Horizon Europe project “Advanced Grid Interface for Innovative Storage Integration” (AGISTIN), got together for the kick-off meeting on January 11th, in Brussels, Belgium.
The project will enable industrial grid users to rapidly deploy renewables through the advanced integration of innovative energy storage technologies at the point of grid connection. It aims to reduce the pressure on grid connection capacity requirements and grid reinforcement for new renewables and to enable many classes of industrial users to deploy renewables economically. Additionally, the project aims to support the grid by providing advanced grid services that support grid operators in operating at low levels of inertia and in reducing curtailment of renewables.
The project is led by the Dublin-based institution EPRI Europe (Electric Power Research Institute) and includes 13 more partners: the University of Kassel, RTE, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE, CARTIF, CIEMAT, Shell Global Solution International B.V., CITCEA-UPC, Geyser Batteries, Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya, European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE), RINA Consulting, and ETH Zurich.
The project is organised into seven different work packages (WP). During the meeting, each WP leader presented their objectives and the milestones that will be achieved.
AGISTIN runs through the end of 2026 and is supported by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program agreement no. 101096197.