On January 31, 2017, a kick-off meeting of H2020 programme project "EnergyKeeper" partners was held at Lithuanian Energy Institute. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the organization and future workflow of the project.
During the project, over a period of three years, an innovative intelligent energy storage and balancing solution will be developed. It is based on metal-free environment friendly polymer oxidative-reductive battery, and takes advantage of smart-grid technologies. The solution will be scalable towards community size (30-10.000 households) and their available renewable energy generation and storage capacities and aims to help optimize the demand and supply of energy in those communities.
The international project consortium is coordinated by Lithuanian Energy Institute and comprises of 10 partners from Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Israel, and is home to leading scientific research and technology companies like "Jenabatteries", "Pisga Software and Communication", "ICM Division Industrial", "Energy Team SP" among others. Lithuania is represented by two participants in the project consortium: Lithuanian Energy Institute and Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator "Litgrid".
The international consortium was granted funding for the project "EnergyKeeper" by the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme "Horizon 2020" under "LCE-01-2016-2017 - Next generation innovative technologies enabling smart grids, storage and energy system integration with increasing share of renewables: distribution network" call.