Aurora's Grid News

New R&D Engineer - Stijn Nefkens

Aurora’s Grid Team growing again!!! A Great Welcome to our new R&D Engineer, Mr. Stijn Nefkens. Bringing more than 3 years of experience on renewable energies, he will help us with news EMMA 2.0 deployment!!

May 24th 2021

First Step Towards a Flourishing Collaboration

The direct connection between Voltalia Group and Aurora’s Grid is a clear example of how companies can quickly optimize their effort through rapid design and simulation cycles of battery energy storage coupled with photovoltaic power plant. Sizing-emulating platforms such as Aurora’s Grid 4.0 are a growing need on the desktop, as more engineers analyze “battery project” products for real-operating conditions while designing. This trend– in which battery twin-digital simulation occurs as part of the daily feasibility study process – benefits companies by providing an improved understanding of the ROI of the targeted project and better estimation of lifetime of the battery as well as C02 footprint reduction with a fast realization of optimal designs.

Aptil 30th 2021

As Google claimed few weeks ago: Round-the-clock renewable energy... We are so grateful to Swiss Climate Foundation for supporting our project «Enhanced Renewable Energy Credit»

We will prove that in addition to a yearly balance between renewable production and load consumption, we do need to further decrease CO2 footprint of buildings and grids, by storing renewable energy and deploying it when the CO2 footprint of the grid is the worst one! To achieve this goal we are enhancing our Energy Management for Mutiple Application (EMMA), we are using 2nd life battery storage and we futher collaborate with Eaton Group.

November 23rd 2020

Glad to deliver two additional industrial licenses of our Energy Management for Multiple Applications EMMA 1.0, to Romande Energie SA for their installation in Chapelle-sur-Moudon, Switzerland

July 4th 2020

Our New Human Ressources Manager - Chiara Pirrello

January 17th 2020

Aurora’s Grid 3.0 is now a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution

We are proud to annoucne that Aurora’s Grid 3.0 sizing/diagnostic platform recieved the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. You can now also find details about our solution here.

November 8th 2019

The Energy Storage North America Fair 2019

Great trip to the US at Energy Storage North America 2019 in San Diego. Aurora’s Grid main products recieved a very good feedback from one of the most dynamic energy storage market in the world !

November 5th -7th 2019

Realease of Aurora’s Grid 3.0 - Sizing-Diagnostic Battery Emulating Platform

We are proud to annoucne the release of the latest version of Aurora’s Grid 3.0.

Aurora’s Grid 3.0 is a battery emulating platform with two main purposes:

  • Computation of optimal size of the battery
  • Ageing diagnostic of a given battery for multiple applications.
Aurora’s Grid 3.0 integrates multi-chemistries electrochemical ageing models as well multiple revenue streams associated with renewable self-consumption and ancillary services.

October 16th 2019

New Business Developer - Egor Mazourenko

September 1st 2019

EMMA 1.0 is now a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution

We are proud to annoucne that our Energy Management Software for Multiple Application EMMA 1.0 recieved the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. You can now also find details about our solution here.

July 29th 2019

Startupticker - Aurora’s Grid gains market traction

As energy storage is booming around the world, the Vaud-based startup born in 2016 with the goal of extending battery lifetime as a way to make energy transition sustainable is growing fast. Continue reading about us.

July 12th 2019

PERL 2019 - Prix Coup de Coeur du Jury

Aurora’s Grid recieved the "Prix Coup de Coeur du Jury" during the the PERL (Prix Entreprendre Lausanne Region) 2019 ceremony at the Théatre de Beaulieu Lausanne.

We are so proud of having been selected as one of the 5 laureates for the PERL 2019 (to see the laureates). The PERL rewards and brings to light innovatives companies from the region of Lausanne.

Avril 30th 2019

Forbes France is talking about us !

Aurora’s Grid, the start-up that increases the batterie lifetime.

Click here to read about Aurora’s Grid.

Avril 3rd 2019

The Energy Storage Europe Fair 2019

The whole Aurora’s grid team was at Düsseldorf to present the main products of the company.

A lot of interest shown in both the sizing and the energy management software from visitors. We’ll keep the hard work to help with the essential energetic transition.

March 12-14th 2019

New IT Engineering Manager - Abbass Hammoud

February 1st 2019

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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