StoRIES Infrastructures: IREC PRIMA

Platform for the integration of renewable energies and ES (PRIMA) of Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) is a large-scale warehouse equipped with modular and flexible test benches connected to real energy networks and operating in energy markets under real conditions. Technological focus includes:

  • RES, including energy conversion (e.g., P2X, X2P);
  • different storage technologies (e.g., electrochemical, thermal, thermochemical and chemical);
  • EV integration (including V2G and 2nd life batteries);
  • Smart energy management.

State of the art:

  • Connection to real energy networks (DHC, electricity and gas);
  • Hybridisation since solutions could integrate different technologies and energy vectors managed to provide integrated hybrid systems;
  • Sandbox since we operate in a flexible regulatory to test and validate innovative solutions and business models.

Services currently offered by the infrastructure:

  • Test, validate and integrate technologies into energy systems under real conditions (TRL 5-7);
  • Technology assessment of prototypes and pilot plants;
  • Technological assessment and validation of hybrid energy systems under real conditions;
  • Collaborative projects for research, technology and market validation and
  • Evaluate technically and economically emerging technologies to develop new business models.