Project description

The Heat water storage pooling project examines and demonstrates ways to mitigate the negative impacts resulting from the volatility and forecast inaccuracies of electricity generation by wind turbines.

The aim of the project associated with the “Green Energy Lab” is to develop a pooling approach for heat storage in various sizes and areas of application and to demonstrate its use as flexibility for the local use of wind energy or in a virtual power plant (VPP). Existing thermal storage systems with existing electrical heat generators (heat pumps or direct electrical heating systems) will be upgraded with ICT to enable the energy system to be optimized by combining them into a large virtual storage unit. In addition to large heat storage systems, such as those found in district heating grids, smaller storage systems in single and multi-family houses are also to be included in the "heat pool".

The results will be a scalable system for the cross-sector storage of electricity in heating applications, as well as practicable business models for the provision of system flexibility.


Project partner

  • Forschung Burgenland GmbH
  • Burgenland Energie AG
  • Energy & meteo systems GmbH
  • Pink GmbH