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Tecnicas Reunidas attends the II MABIC Congress about metal-air batteries

The second edition of the Metal-Air Batteries International Congress took place from 7th to 10th March at the Magdalena Palace in Santander. The congress hosted various presentations on the milestones achieved and the future challenges for further development of the different types of metal-air batteries, which are considered strong candidates to meet the urgent needs of the market in sectors such as electric vehicles, smart grids and consumer electronics.

Tecnicas Reunidas attended the conferences to give an update of the progress of the LIFE ZAESS project. As a highlight, the assembly of the 1 kW/4 kWh zinc-air flow battery pilot plant is nearing completion to give way for the series of tests planned for validation. Simultaneously, the tasks of technical-economic and environmental impact study for the scaled 1 MW/4 MWh plant will be developed.

Finally, the opportunity was taken to invite attendees to the LIFE ZAESS Workshop on redox flow batteries, which will take place in Madrid on 14 June. National experiences on different technologies of flow batteries will be presented, regarding both the development process and the practical use.

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On February 19, at the premises of Corporacion Jofemar, a meeting of collaboration among different LIFE projects took place: LIFE FACTORY MICROGRID, LIFE RESPIRA, LIFE REWIND and LIFE ZAESS. To this meeting attended technicians from the participating centres, Jofemar, CENER, Universidad de Navarra and Universidad de Zaragoza. During the meeting shared experiences in such projects and possible ways of collaboration were discussed. Later, a visit to the microgrid located at Jofemar in Peralta (Navarra) was paid.

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Tecnicas Reunidas attends the Grid+Storage Workshop in Madrid

The fifth Grid+Storage regional workshop was held in Madrid on 15 and 16 February 2016 with the support of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus initiative, where several smart grids and energy storage projects from Portugal and Spain were presented.

The Grid+Storage project’s consortium is formed by TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSO-E, RSE and VITO. They have been selected by the European Commission to support DG Energy and the Member States in defining a European R&D roadmap integrating energy storage into grid research and innovation activities, both at electricity transmission and distribution levels.

Four interactive sessions were held to discuss with the audience and with ENTSO-E, EDSO and EASE representatives about the lessons learnt by the projects presented and the future research and innovation topics to better integrate energy storage into the power system.
The partners of the LIFE ZAESS project attended the workshop to learn best practices for storage integration and to continue with the project’s networking activities. It is worth noting that, as a member of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE), CENER actively participates on the Grid+Storage project, and contributed to the workshop with a presentation.

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