HANNOVER MESSE 2020,
20 - 24 April
SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage
The assessment of future development scenario in terms of energy storage systems as part of the energy network (power/heat generation, distribution and consumption) and feeding this know-how into fundamental and applied research. A comprehensive sustainability assessment with a focus on cost and environmental indicators.
Competencies on how to improve the flexibility between power, heat and fuel in the future are essential for Switzerland. Therefore, we proactively run ideation workshops with members of the SCCER to generate a new storage concept by bringing together different storage technologies.
The goal of 'Storages for Flexibility of Power and Heat' is to engineer an electro-thermal energy conversion unit based on the ABB 'ETES' process. The unit allows converting electricity into heat and cold and vice versa, via a combination of heat pump and right turning cycle process. Here exists a strong link to the activities in the area of thermal energy storage. Furthermore, the competencies exchange within the SCCER in efficiency, mobility and grids avoids duplications, and benefits from synergetic effects.
With the aim to reduce the CO2 footprint, as proposed and enforced by policy makers in order to reduce the anthropogenic effects on the climate, CO2 hydrogenation ...
H2 production by electrolysis is an especially important issue since this is the first step in the conversion of electricity to synthetic fuels and realizes a closed ...
In order to bring the technology forward, three fundamental research directions will be pursued with strong synergies between them, accompanied by two applied projects.
Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Storage (AA-CAES): Plants based on AA-CAES use electricity during periods of excess power generation to compress air. The heat ...
Coupling the various energy sectors is a key element for the future energy system. This concept enables to shift renewable electricity into parts of the energy system, ...