Welcome to NETfficient

The project will deploy and demonstrate local energy storage technologies and develop information and communication tools, to exploit the synergies between energy storage, the smart grid and the citizens.
Such tools include a energy management system and a management and decision support tool that enable the integration of renewable energy generation, forecasting and storage into a smart grid.

Netfficient will demonstrate feasibility of local small scale storage technologies covering low voltage and medium voltage scenarios and a wide range of applications and functionalities.
The following storage technologies will be integrated:

  • Ultracapacitors
  • Li-ion Batteries
  • Second Life Electric Vehicle Batteries
  • Hydrogen
  • and Home Hybrid Technologies as a combination of the above.

Through various use cases, such as Homes, Buildings, Public Lighting and others, the project will demonstrate the application in the real environment.
This will result in the identification of viable business models and propositions for changes in socio-economic regulations, thereby reducing the barriers for deployment and increasing societal acceptance.

The project’s energy storage technologies and management systems will be implemented and demonstrated on the German island of Borkum in the North Sea with direct involvement of citizens.

"Further dissemination and exploitation activities will ensure that these results drive the energy market for uptake of storage technologies. The project will also achieve major environmental impacts, like the reduction of carbon emissions the EU dependency of fossil fuels." Olaf Look, Grid Manager and Supervisor at Wirtschaftsbetriebe der Stadt NSHB Borkum GmbH

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As this website will be constantly updated over the whole project duration, we kindly invite you to regularly visit this portal to get informed about the latest news, e.g. events, newsletters or further publications brought out by the project.

We hope you will find interesting information about our activities and commitment. Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you want any further information!

Start of the project: January 2015
Project Duration: 48 months

Netfficient is co-funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Project No. 646463.