Aurora's Grid Archives

Our milestones

We are so proud of our milestones 19 months after Aurora’s Grid foundation.

June 2017 - First client, DSO of Lausanne city (Services Industriels de Lausanne) funding the prototype of the software.
August 2017 - Second client, DSO of Canton VD (Romande Energie), life-time computation and optimization of Li-ions battery storage systems.
September 2017 - First version of our energy management software, Aurora’s Grid 1.0. It reduces the ageing of the Li-ions battery up to 45% and its investment cost up to 20%.
January 2018 - Aurora’s Gris is the leading partner for the project ExpSebi focusing on the second-life battery of electric vehicles (partners: HEIA-FR, PSA Groupe and EMPA).
February 2018 - Partnership with PSA Groupe on second-life scenario of Li-ions battery.
March 2018 - Partnership with Leclanché SA, the leading Swiss Li-ions battery manufacturer.
April 2018 - Aurora’s Grid received a grant of 367’680 CHF from Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE to industrialize the energy management software of Li-ions battery.
Summer 2018 … stay tuned for the outstanding Aurora’s Grid 2.0 …

July 10th 2018

New Product Development Engineer - Julien Furrer

June 20th 2018

Second-life batteries

We are pleased to announce that Groupe PSA and Aurora’s Grid engage a common study on EV cells ageing in 2nd life stationary usage. We target the deployment of aged lithium-ion cells from electrical vehicle during a second-life for increasing energy self-consumption in smart-building, which is a very good example of Circular Economy.

This collaboration is framed within the project “ExpSEBI, Experimental Evaluation of Second-Life of Lithium-ions cell for Smart-building/micro-grid” at Energy Institute co-chaired by Pr. Elena-Lavinia Niederhäuser and Jean-Philippe Bacher of the University of Applied Sciences (HEIA-FR) in Fribourg, Switzerland.

May 20th 2018

New project: ECOBATTEM

Aurora’s Grid is honoured to announce the grant of 367’680 CHF received from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE for the project ECOBATTEM: Eco-friendly and Ageing-Aware Energy Management Software for Li-ions Batteries.

The main deliverable of this project will be an energy management software (EMS) for Li-ions battery storage systems. The EMS will control the batteries ageing with the goal of extending their lifetime and reduce their overall CO2 impact. The software will be validated within June 2019 in three different smart-buildings/microgrids equipped with a rooftop PV plant.

The partners supporting and participating in the ECOBATTEM Pilot project are:

  • Leclanché SA, a Leading Li-ion cells manufacturer,
  • The Energy Institute at the University of Applied Sciences in Fribourg (HEIA-FR) and the University of Applied Sciences in Yverdon (HEIG-VD);
  • The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences and Technology Empa.

May 10th 2018

Our CTO: Luis-Philippe Fernandes

Aurora’s Grid is pleased to announce and welcome its newest board member Luis Philippe Fernandes, as Chief Technical Officer.
Within this role, Luis Philippe Fernandes will support the industrialization of our energy management software for Li-ions battery and the growth of our business.
Luis Philippe Fernandes comes from 18 years of experience at PSA Group whose 10 focused on electric and hybrid vehicle research and development.
This new position at Aurora’s Grid is a great continuation of his career in the disruptive field of Smart-Grids….
We are so glad to start working with Luis...

May 1st 2018

Battery Ageing-Aware Energy Management

Aurora’s Grid and Leclanché SA: a Partnership for Developing and Testing a Battery Ageing-Aware Energy Management...

March 15th 2018

Top 50 Startups to invest in 2018

Aurora’s Grid has been selected, by Bilan Magazine, among the top 50 Switzerland Startups to invest in 2018.

Every year, Bilan Magazine, the most recognized publication covering the Swiss economy selects 50 of the most promising startups in Switzerland. In its 2018 annual issue of the 50 startups in which to invest in, Bilan highlights the best of Swiss innovation.

February 28th 2018

Best Paper Awards by ICESEE

"Rooftop Photovoltaic Power Plant and Electrochemical Storage: Trend and Perspectives for Residential Buildings"

The best paper is selected by scores compiled by the at least 2 session chairs from those papers that have received the highest review scores and/or highest number of best paper award nominations.

October 21th 2017

Aurora’s Grid séduit le FEE et Romande Energie

Dans la lignée de la scale-up DEPsys, une nouvelle startup a rejoint le Smartgrid Hub vaudois: Aurora’s Grid. Cette société, fondée par Dimitri Torregrossa, a développé une solution informatique pour la gestion intelligente des batteries industrielles. Après avoir obtenu, cet été, le soutien du Fonds pour l’efficacité énergétique (FEE) de la Ville de Lausanne pour le développement de son logiciel, l’entreprise vient de signer un deuxième mandat dans le cadre du projet démonstrateur Demo-REel FURIES entrepris par Romande Energie avec le soutien de l'OFEN.

September 12th 2017

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