About the company

Type
Startup or self-employed

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Company size
4

Founders
Dr. Dimitri Torregrossa

Founded
2016

SDG's

  • Affordable and clean energy

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • Sustainable cities and communities

Social

Website
aurorasgrid.com

Alliance member

Aurora's Grid


We have developed an ageing-aware energy management and a sizing/diagnostic software for Li-ion battery energy system

Aurora's Grid had developed an ageing aware energy management (EMS) and sizing software for Li-ion Battery Energy System (BES). The EMS is able to: • Increase the renewable energy self-consumption up to 35%; • Reduce the ageing of the battery up to 40%; • Extend BES liftetime (years) up to 30%; • Increase benefits up to 30%; • Reduce the investment costs up to 30% • Provide Ancillary services (Primary Frequency Control, Secondary Frequency Control, Peak-Shaving...) with bettery ageing minimization; • Reduce power peaks up to 30%; • Reduce the CO2 foot-print of the battery up to 20%. The software couples deep electrochemical knowledge of Li-ion batteries, power grid constraints and machine learning forecast techniques. Aurora's Grid started experimental validation along with industrialization phase in three different location in Switzerland: a microgrid, a household and a district. The sizing software developed by Aurora’s Grid has the purpose of improving the quality of the sizing by implementing electrochemical ageing models of the battery The user can choose which revenue stream he's willing to prioritize (Self-consumption/PCR/SCR/Peak-Shacing/... The benefits (ROI, IRR, NPV...) and the ageing characteristic (State of Health, Capacity Fade, Resistance Increase,...) associated with the installation and the use of the BES are then computed for multiple BES size.Our diagnostic tool needs to receive current, voltage and eventually temperature measurement of the cell and it will compute SoH and estimate lifetime (full equivalent cycles) of the targeted battery with the specified operating conditions. Of course the lifetime expectation could be adapted for different services such as self-consumption, primary and secondary frequency control, peak shaving, load shifting, etc.

Company Aurora's Grid



Labelled solutions

Ageing-aware energy management software for li-ion batteries

EMMA 1.0 is an energy management software that mitigates the ageing of lithium-ion energy storage (BES) systems while maximizing their usage.
Solution Label July 2019 Solution

An ageing-aware sizing tool for Lithium-ion storage

The sizing software enable to avoid under-sizing (avoid possible lost of revenue) or over-sizing (avoid large investment costs) of a BES (Battery Energy Storage).
Solution Label November 2019 Solution
Offer

Aurora's Grid Diagnostic Tool

Offer Aurora's Grid Diagnostic Tool

Description
Aurora’s Grid tool is both online/offline tool monitoring the state of the health (SoH) of different Li-ion chemistry

Aurora’s Grid tool is both online/offline tool monitoring the state of the health (SoH) of different Li-ion chemistries (such as NMC, iron phosphate, titanate) and mitigating the operating risks of those batteries (short-circuit, thermal runway, etc). Our diagnostic tool needs to receive current, voltage and eventually temperature measurement of the cell and it will compute SoH and estimate lifetime (full equivalent cycles) of the targeted battery with the specified operating conditions. Of course the lifetime expectation could be adapted for different services such as self-consumption, primary and secondary frequency control, peak shaving, load shifting, etc. In addition to that, for real time usage it can prevent dangerous operating conditions of the batteries ( by detecting non-usual time evolutions of temperature and voltage). We have developed our Li-ion ageing model based on several years of experimental test.

Status
Implemented