Ce topic appartient à l'appel Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply
Identifiant du topic: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01-10

Interoperable solutions for flexibility services using distributed energy storage

Type d'action : HORIZON Innovation Actions
Nombre d'étapes : Single stage
Date d'ouverture : 14 octobre 2021
Date de clôture : 26 avril 2022 17:00
Budget : €7 000 000
Call : Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply
Call Identifier : HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01
Description :


Project results are expected to contribute to all] of the following expected outcomes:

  • A new generation of energy management systems implemented to provide the capability of a hybrid energy storage systems (HESS) to work as a conventional battery energy storage system with enhanced performance. Hybrid energy storage systems can concern distributed sources of storage, such as EV Batteries, Home Batteries, or connection with the Heat Pumps.
  • Agreeing in wide scope of stakeholders including EV community and other sources of storage (e.g. flexible heat pumps) on a common protocol that could connect different storage applications (Energy- Home management system, heat pumps, EVs).
  • Validation of user acceptance, and demonstrating concepts that ensure privacy, liability, security and trust in connected data spaces.
  • To encourage European citizens and businesses, especially SMEs to deploy storage, the ease of use and consequently interoperability are a must.


The objective is to develop interoperable distributed storage technology to enable the seamless utilization and monetization of storage flexibility within a real life environment.

Pilots need to demonstrate innovative Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and Hybrid Energy Storage Systems HESS solutions within the home, building, community and stand-alone and power grid connected together with TSO and/or DSO, including real-time data sharing and operation.

At least 2 pilots, with different use cases (overall covering both BESS and HESS systems), should present interoperable solutions involving different types of BESS.

The project(s) should facilitate HESS reaching a similar interoperability and Plug-and-Play capabilities of a BESS with extended performance by using virtualization techniques.

A new generation of hybrid energy storage systems (HESS) that can efficiently operate with the combined capacities of the individual energy storage systems (ESS) that conform it. Hybrid energy storage systems can concern distributed sources of storage, such as EV Batteries, Home Batteries, or connection with the Heat Pumps.

Real-time data sharing and operation should be ensured through aligning existing standards from the utility and ICT domains, across the devices and systems to enable innovative distributed storage services.

Deployment and adoption of IoT standards and platforms for distributed storage systems (stationary and electric vehicles) in Europe and development of cost-effective and sustainable European distributed storage ecosystems and related business models are expected. For example:

  • Access of third parties to the minimum necessary data to perform aggregation functions should be looked at: which type of data could be made available for 3rd parties.
  • Common solution between different stakeholder groups and different brands of devices should be looked at (for example storage from Heat Pumps requires coordination with several brands, so as to come up with a possible cross brands and cross sector solution).
  • HESS dimensioning methodology depending on the application and integration conditions, including the selection of different European manufacturers ESS to conform the HESS, connection architecture, and control. Aspects of competition to be considered (include different manufacturers).
  • Validation of the HESS integration in a real environment, demonstrating an efficient energy management, and the benefits of the combined capability of the individual ESS.
  • Framework for use of data that may be considered as personal data generated by natural persons under the GDPR.

Common architecture models (Smart Grids Architecture Model - SGAM[1]) and implementing standards (such as CEN-CENELEC, SAREF etc.) should be taken into account to ensure interoperability and compatibility.

Highest (semantic) interoperability should be reached for alluse cases of storage and cost of deployment of distributed storage is decreased.

The need for standard harmonization across industry sectors should be explored, along with legislation and demonstration of scalability and stimulation of spill-over effects, for example towards applications beyond road transport.

Feedback mechanisms from the users should be envisaged to allow adaptation and optimisation of the technological and business approach to the particular use case. For all actions, the consortia have to involve and/or engage relevant stakeholders and market actors who are committed to adopting/implementing the results.

The selected projects are expected to contribute to relevant BRIDGE[2] activities. Projects should take into account existing interoperability related work of previous and ongoing H2020 and HE research projects such as INTERCONNECT[3].

Collaboration and synergies with the co-programmed European Partnership 2Zero are also expected. Areas will concern interoperable aspects of integration of storage from the EVs, including research on minimum data to be made ready for the third parties (for purpose of storage), e.g. HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-03: System Approach for advanced Static Smart Charging: integration of EV with the infrastructure of the grid.

Similarly, collaboration and synergies are expected with European Partnership “Towards a competitive European industrial battery value chain for stationary applications and e-mobility”. Areas concern battery management system and operation data (e.g. HORIZON-CL5-2021-D2-01-06: Physics and data-based battery management for optimised battery utilisation), and complementarities where integration of battery systems into larger systems is not tackled (e.g. HORIZON-CL5-2022-D2-01-05: Next generation technologies for High-performance and safe-by-design battery systems for transport and mobile applications), will also be expected.

This topic will benefit from the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise, in order to produce meaningful and significant effects enhancing the societal impact of the related research activities. The Commission will make sure that projects benefit from SSH expertise through the cooperation in Bridge.

Specific Topic Conditions:

Activities are expected to achieve TRL 5-7 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Artificial IntelligenceSocial sciences and humanitiesDigital Agenda