TILOS - Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage 
Period: 01/02/2015 – 31/01/2019

Project Coordinator: Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (Greece)

Project website: http://www.tiloshorizon.eu/  

Funded by: Horizon 2020, European Commission


1 FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions SRL (IT)
2 SMA Solar Technology AG (DE)
3 Younicos AG (DE)
4 EUNICE Laboratories SA (EL)
5 Open Energi (UK)

1 Commissariat à l' Energie Atomique et aux
Energies Alternatives (FR)
2 Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A. (ES)
3 Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (EL)
4 University of East Anglia – Business School (UK)
5 Universite de Corse (FR)
6 Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (DE)
7 Kungliga Technica Hogskolan (SE)

1 Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. (EL)
2 Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG / E.ON (DE)

World Wide Fund for Nature – Greece (EL)


The main objective of TILOS will be the development and operation of a prototype battery system based on FIAMM NaNiCl2 batteries, provided with an optimum, real-environment smart grid control system and coping with the challenge of supporting multiple tasks, including:

• Microgrid energy management
• Maximization of 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 microgrid 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 microgrid 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.