Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are intermittent energy sources that are raising challenges at their integration into power systems. These challenges can be addressed by Electrical Energy Storages (EES) emerging on the market. Therefore, storages are unavoidable components of the future smart grid with large share of variable renewable generation. However, the unit-cost of energy that is retrieved from storages, is several times higher than the cost of energy consumed upon its output from RES.

The principal assumption of the SHAR-Q concept is that sharing of storage capacities deployed at distributed locations will reduce the EES capacities needed, bringing significant savings on the required storage capacities. This, in turn, will significantly reduce the unitcost of energy output of the RES+EES ecosystems that are participating on the sharing process.

The SHAR-Q network is a peer-to peer (P2P) interoperability network that connects neighborhooding RES+Storage ecosystems in order to create a decentralized collaboration framework that optimizes the storage capacities deployed in the grid. The optimization of storage capacities deployed in the grid is especially necessary for the small energy sites such as Distributed Energy Resources (DER) AND PROSUMERS’ MICROGRIDS, which are the segments targeted by the SHAR-Q bottom-up concept.

The actors participating in the sharing process can be prosumers, DER operators, DSOs and providers of added-value services in the energy domain. The solution will be based on an OPEN INTEROPERABILITY GATEWAY with the corresponding open API that connects the smart energy resources operated by different actors into the SHAR-Q collaboration framework.

The users will be provided with an ability to manage their contribution to the collaborative energy management models on their own in a way that resembles the social web portals (users can control who they share specific storage capacities with).


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