The main objective of TILOS is the development and operation of a prototype battery system based on NaNiCl2 batteries from FIAMM, provided with an optimum, real-environment smart grid control system and coping with the challenge of supporting multiple tasks, including:
- Micro grid energy management
- Maximization of Renewable Energy System (RES) penetration
- Grid stability
- Export of guaranteed energy
- Ancillary services to the main grid of Kos
The battery system will support both stand-alone and grid-connected operation, while proving its interoperability with the rest of micro grid components, such as demand side management aspects and distributed, residential heat storage in the form of domestic hot water. In addition, different operation strategies will be tested in order to define the optimum system integration.
TILOS project addresses the high-priority area of island regions. Apart from Tilos Island it engages the islands of Pellworm, La Graciosa and Corsica, aiming to create an island platform that will enable transfer of technological experience by making use of the smart grid system of Pellworm, and by offering new case studies for the development of similar projects.
Replication of the proposed system will be enabled by the development of an advanced micro grid tool, i.e. the Extended Microgrid Simulator, while novel business models will be elaborated for the market diffusion of the integrated battery solution, engaging also the local public community.