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27.10.2016, Paris, France

The ELSA team is holding its project midterm conference titled "The ELSA battery energy storage system - safe, scalable and green". The ELSA team invites all interested stakeholders to hear about the first results of the ELSA project and join in a visit to the ELSA prototype installed at the headquarters of Bouygues Energies & Services.

Unfortunately the pilot visit is fully booked.

"The ELSA battery energy storage system - safe, scalable and green": ELSA Midterm Conference 

On behalf of the ELSA team, we would like to invite you to our ELSA project midterm conference titled "The ELSA battery storage system – safe, scalable and green”. The project ELSA brings distributed storage solutions to maturity. Its objective is to enable their integration into the energy system and their commercial use. ELSA addresses existing development needs by combining 2nd life batteries with an innovative local ICT-based Energy Management System in order to develop a low-cost, scalable and easy-to-deploy battery energy storage system. 

In order to cover all relevant applications of distributed storage, the ELSA 2nd life battery energy system will be installed at six pilot sites in five EU countries – from an office building to a university R&D center, from an industrial site to a local grid with solar energy generation. In the second week of August, the ELSA battery energy storage system was installed at the first of its six pilot sites - the Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation of the Gateshead College. At the site, an electrical storage unit based on three second life Nissan Leaf batteries with a total capacity of 48 kWh has been installed. Together with a newly deployed rooftop photovoltaic system of 30 kWp, the ELSA system is expected to provide services such as peak shaving, demand response and energy purchase time shifting. For that purpose, the deployed ELSA battery energy storage system will be connected to an energy management system supplied by the consortium partner UTRC, Limited.

The project midterm conference will be held on the 27th of October 2016 in Paris, France. At the conference, the ELSA consortium will present the status of the ELSA pilot installations as well as preliminary project results.

As a participant you will:


La Maison des Travaux Publics, 3rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France


27th of October (8:30 – 17:30)
The Challenger Building - headquarters of Bouygues Energies and Services hosts the ELSA prototype. Participants of the ELSA midterm conference are invited to join us for a visit. 

Preliminary Agenda

From 08:30Registration
09:00Welcome | Servan Lacire (Bouygues Energies & Services)
09:20Storage keynote | Michael Lippert (EASE Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development Manager at Saft)
09:50The ELSA battery storage system - safe, scalable and green | Nicolas Schottey (Renault)
10:20Coffee break
ELSA Use Cases |Moderation: Ludwig Karg (B.A.U.M. Consult)                                                                                                                                              
Presentation of the ELSA Use Cases | Massimo Bertoncini (Engineering)
Pilot Panel: 
Ampere Building |Ella Etienne (Green Soluce)
Gateshead College | Sarah O'Connell (UTRC)
City of Terni | Massimo Cresta (ASM Terni)
City of Kempten | Thomas Eberl (egrid)
E.ON Energy Research Center | Anica Berthold (RWTH Aachen)
Nissan Factory | Petar Mihaylov (Nissan)
12:00Focus groups
Topics to be discussed:
  • Technological and ICT requirements for the use of second life EV batteries in storage applications | Stefano Riverso (UTRC) and  Brice Fourney (Bouygues)
  • Economic assessment of second life batteries as storage solutions and business cases for small- to medium-scale storage applications | Ludwig Karg (B.A.U.M. Consult) and Massimo Bertoncini (Engineering)
  • Environmental aspects of second life battery energy storage systems | Frederic Malefant (Renault) and Michael Stöhr (B.A.U.M. Consult)
13:00Reports from the focus groups and conclusion
Networking lunch
14:30Transport to the Bouygues Challenger Building 
15:30Visit of the ELSA prototype - installed at the Challenger Building (Headquarters of Bouygues Energies & Services)
16:30Transport to Paris City Centre

Logistical information

Hotel recommendations:
To reach the Midterm Conference, you can take the metro line M9 and leave the Metro at Saint-Philippe-du-Roule-Station, follow Rue La Boétie and turn right on Rue de Ponthieu at the end turn left on Rue de Berri to get to La Maison des Travaux Publics. Optionally, you can take the metro line M1 and leave at the George V Station. Follow the Av des Champs-Élysées in the direction of Franklin D. Roosevelt-Station and turn left after 130m on Rue de Berri.
Please bring your ID or Passport, if you want to take part at the Pilot visit.