ELSA Project Successfully Completed
The ELSA consortium successfully concluded its cooperation at the beginning of this year. In the final review by the European Commission, the project partners presented the results of three years and nine months of teamwork. They demonstrated that the developed ELSA system is an environmentally friendly, easy-to-deploy and scalable solution for storing electrical energy. If existing regulatory barriers are overcome and its full potential is developed, it could be a key enabler to accelerate the energy transition in Europe, allowing for the integration of an increasing amount of local renewable energy sources.
The ELSA solution does not only give additional life to electric vehicle (EV) batteries before they are recycled, thus reducing their ecological footprint. It also offers cost-effective stationary solutions that comply with the high safety standards required for EV batteries. Its innovative services are deployable in a broad range of applications: in districts, commercial buildings and farms they can raise the degree of self-consumption by balancing electricity demand and local PV generation. In charging stations, they can shave load peaks of high demand and balance times of high generation. DSOs can use it in sub-stations for frequency and power regulation.
During the runtime of the project, the storage system has been successfully tested at the six pilot sites in Germany, UK, Italy and France.
Download here the summary of the ELSA project.
The results in more detail: ELSA public deliverables.