Energy Storage: Techno-Economics and Sustainability

Coordinator: Manuel Baumann (KIT)
Deputy: Marco Ferraro (ITAE-CNR)



The Sub-programme 6 has been re-defined and plays an important role within the individual sub-programmes as well as in cross-linking the respective technologies addressed above. Each of these energy technologies has different properties regarding applicability, cost, environmental impact, and recycling potential. This makes the choice of a certain energy storage system always a trade-off between different properties as no system is able to fulfil all these aspects. At the same time, also changing markets, policies and technology landscapes have to be considered for future storage implementation.
We aim to address these critical issues beyond pure techno-economics, including general technology assessment and environmental impact analyses considering early to late TRLs and different system integration scenarios. This provides feedback to the five other SPs, other researchers and the industry (e.g. KPIs, market potential) where SP 6 shall also serve as a space to facilitate knowledge exchange among various stakeholders and to establish new collaborations.

Work Packages

WP1: Optimal Operation
WP2: Technology Costs and Economic Viability
WP3: Environmental Aspects of Energy Storage Technologies
WP4: Horizon Scanning




Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
National Research Council (CNR)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd
Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC)
Universidate Nova de Lisboa (UNL)
University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Lappeeranta University
University of Palermo
University of Perugia
Tomas Bata University