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The SCORES project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-EEB-2017, Project No. 766464) with a duration of 48 months. The project consortium consists of twelve partners from seven European countries and has a strong industrial character (three SMEs and six LEs), complemented by one university and two research and technology organizations, including TNO.
The main aim of the SCORES project is to develop and demonstrate a building energy system including new compact hybrid storage technologies, that optimizes supply, storage and demand of electricity and heat in residential buildings, increasing self-consumption of local renewable energy in residential buildings at the lowest cost and deferring investments in the energy grid.
Combination and optimization of multi-energy generation, storage, and consumption of local renewable energy (electricity and heat) bring new sources of flexibility to the grid and give options for tradability and economic benefits, enabling reliable operation with a positive business case in Europe’s building stock.
Impact of the SCORES system will be a broad assessment covering various economical levels like individual homeowners, housing companies, grid owners, energy companies and governments, ecological issues and also the security of supply /reduced European dependence on fossil fuels originating from unstable countries from across the globe. Within this impact assessment, a first evaluation is performed of two demonstrations. Demonstration of the integrated hybrid energy system will take place in two real buildings representative of different climate and energy system configurations for three cases, in Central Europe (Austria) with and without a heat grid, and in Middle/Southern Europe (France) without a heat grid.
During November 8th-10th 2017, TNO, coordinator of the SCORES project, hosted the kick-off meeting in Brussels. Partners aimed to discuss how the objectives can be achieved and how the expectations can be met with respect to the intended project outcome.
The main technological contribution of TNO will be to deliver an innovative storage system based on metal oxidation and reduction. With this innovation TNO aims at achieving system energy densities that surpass 1GJ/m3. TNO is also responsible for the system engineering of the 2 demo systems that will be built in France and Austria.
SCORES is coordinated by TNO and will be run in cooperation with 11 European partners: AEE-INTEC, EDF, RINA, SIEMENS, KONIG METALL, INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SETUBAL, FORSEE POWER, HELIOPAC, CAMPA, FENIX TNT, and SALZBURG AG.