Sizing a Battery Energy Storage (BES) for a smart building application is a trade-off between cost of the BES itself and available stored energy. Our software is able to compute, for each targeted building, the size of BES minimizing the investment cost and maximizing revenues.
Unfortunately, for the majority of building (residential or industrial) there is a time mismatch between PV production and Load consumption. Our software is able to predict and manage the time window for which it is possible to charge the BES (PV higher than load) and discharge the battery (PV lower than load).
The management is done for reducing the ageing of the BES and increasing the revenues. Based on our validation, in real buildings located in Lausanne, the ageing is reduced up to 45% compared to a not ageing aware strategy.
Deploying your battery for frequency and/or voltage control? How much will it cost from the utility point of view? And from an end-client? We are able to compute this cost and the associated benefit.
Wondering about the lifetime of the battery pack of your medical device? We can evaluate it and give you some tips for extending its lifetime as longer as possible.
All these wrong behaviours have to be avoided with residential and industrial battery storage systems.
Passionate people on our team
Dr. Dimitri Torregrossa is founder and CEO of Aurora’ s Grid since its creation in October 2016. Passionate about renewable energies and electrochemical storage devices he decided in 2016 to make a software for managing battery storage systems. He got a Phd in electrical engineering and a post-doctoral experience of 5 years at EPFL in ageing of Li-ions cells and Ultracapacitors. He has worked/collaborated, last 7 years, with several industrial partners such as Leclanché SA, Arts Energy, Nesscap, Maxwell, Romande Energie, Services Industriels de Lausanne.
Julien holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering with an energy specialization from EPFL. He has worked on a Master thesis on the LCA of the Battery Energy Storage System. He joined Aurora's Grid venture with the main goal to develop and industrialize the energy management software.
Abbass holds a PhD in Information systems from University of Geneva and a Master in Communication systems from EPFL. He joined Aurora's Grid in order to strenghten the team's IT skills and industrialize the software.
Egor is completing his Master in Finance from HEC Lausanne. He's doing his Master thesis in the company with the goal of studying the economic impact of a large Li-ion batteries deployment.
Independent private equity executive, financial advisor and business coach with extensive experience in venture capital, M&A and early stage start-up companies.