The main outcome of the project will be the development of a Roadmap for the adoption of hybrid RES-energy storage power systems.
Direct outcomes envisaged to be achieved during the STORIES project are:
- Increase in the exploitation of RES in islands, through a benchmarking approach consisting in identifying all suitable technical, financial, and legal solutions implemented in other European regions and existing experiences in other parts of the world, that could be adopted in European island regions in order to increase renewable energies penetration.
- Assessment and mapping of the national regulatory and legislative framework of all Member States applicable in remote or outlying regions, such as the islands.
- Development of methods for co-operation between energy storage devices and RES installations on island systems.
- Quantification of the social, economic and environmental benefits of energy storage applications and grid control systems.
- Assessment of the economic aspects, such as internal and external costs of power generation from conventional fuels in comparison to RES-energy storage power systems
- Results from different tariff schemes for combined RES-energy storage power systems in various islands/remote regions all over Europe.
- Development of a Roadmap including list of recommendations to the national regulatory authorities and policy makers for the adoption of hybrid RES-energy storage power systems.
- Communication and dissemination targeted to all key stakeholders (including national and local authorities, market actors) to increase public acceptance of RES-energy storage systems and eventually their market penetration.
- The findings of STORIES project could easily be transferred and replicated at a wider level in the future. Modifications in national regulatory frameworks with respect to the promotion of energy storage systems in combination with RES installations will be able to be replicated in order to cater to similar modifications that are applicable to distributed generation power systems in general, resulting in an even higher potential impact at EU level.