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Development of a distributed microgrid model using Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and photovoltaic generation (RES) for Peak Shaving in distribution networks (GRID) - mBRESGRID

ZL-2019/00937 / ZL-2020/00076


This project, led by ORMAZABAL, counts on the collaboration of the technology centres CIC energiGUNE and ORMAZABAL CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY. The project forms part of the Basque Regional Government's "HAZITEK" programme, carried out between 2019 and 2020.


The main aim of the project is to research and develop an advanced microgrid with EMS for industrial use at the customer's premises, connected to the distribution network, ranging from energy storage and smart photovoltaic generation technologies through to automated control and management technologies (RES and Peak Shaving), in order to generate an economically competitive, interoperable microgrid concept.
ORMAZABAL will achieve this by striving for a range of technical goals, such as:

  • Design and develop cutting-edge post-lithium (Na) energy storage technologies, in order to fundamentally validate improvements in energy density, cyclability and cost.
  • Design a complex control algorithm for an EMS that automatically manages energy flow, in order to ensure optimal integration of storage at local level, giving the microgrid the greatest number of functions possible and, ultimately, allowing efficient management of distributed resources and anticipating the elimination of peak demand (Peak Shaving).
  • Research and develop an autonomous algorithm for integration in the EMS, in order to use solar radiation predictions to calculate the photovoltaic energy expected to be generated and plan advanced energy management in microgrids.
  • Test the technologies developed in the project at OCT facilities, in order to validate the functionality of advanced microgrids for the defined uses and scenarios.
Project funded by

The mBRESGRID project is co-funded by the BASQUE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT and the EUROPEAN UNION through the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 (FEDER)

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