The project’s overall objective is to create synergies between the energy (electricity transmission and storage) and transport (EV charging) infrastructure and to remove barriers for the future roll out in Europe. To do so, ten stationary battery storage systems (approx. 0.5 MW each) are deployed in Austria and Germany in a real-life-trial to test installation and management of these batteries for a future roll out at high power EV charging stations.
SYNERG-E is a cooperative innovation project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF, project no.: 2016-EU-SA-0013), under the first CEF synergy call launched in 2016: The project targets both the energy and the transport sector.
VERBUND is responsible for coordinating the overall project and deploying 10 batteries in 2018 / 2019 at high power charging (HPC) sites in Austria and Germany. SMATRICS and Allego are location partners (both deploying HPC networks), closely cooperating with VERBUND on local battery and HPC management. All partners cooperate for the elaboration of accompanying studies that focus on technical requirements, business solutions and communication of results. The batteries will serve the HPC stations with a reliable and cost-effective grid connection on the one hand, as well as provide grid services for TSOs. With increasing deployment of HPC networks across Europe, the challenges for the electricity grid will increase. SYNERG-E is a first step to test how local storage systems could provide solutions for these challenges.