STORIES – Addressing barriers to storage technologies for increasing the penetration of intermittent energy sources

Grid issues are considered a major barrier for higher penetration of intermittent energy sources especially in remote or outlying regions, including islands. STORIES action aims to increase RES-E penetration in islands, through the promotion of hybrid system of RES-storage technologies. STORIES will systematically analyse the economical conditions, market organisation, regulatory framework and existing barriers faced by these systems. STORIES aims to develop in close cooperation with policy-makers, regulators and industry a roadmap for the introduction of hybrid RES/storage systems in European islands. Ultimately, the effective involvement of the key target groups throughout the project, including local authorities, would result in an increased penetration of these systems in islands.
Period:  1/11/2007
Project Budget:
 951 Thousand. €
Project Coordinator:
 Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) Dr E.Zoulias
Scientific Responsible for NTUA:
 Prof. N.Hatziargyriou
Funded:  Intelligent Energy Europe-European Commission
Partners: ITC    Canary Island Institute of Technology (ES),IDMEC-IST    Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica – Polo IST (PT),RAE    Regulatory Authority of the Hellenic Republic (GR),WIC-ISLENET    Western Isles Council (Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar) – ISLENET (UK),EREC    European Renewable Energy Council (ΒΕ),SOFTECH    SOFTECH TEAM (IT),FSB-UZ    University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (HR),CERA    Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CY)