BRIDGE Initiative

BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Islands, and Digitalisation Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation.

By participating in the different Working Groups,
i-STENTORE is actively contributing to BRIDGE activities.


i-STENTORE was funded under the Horizon Europe Cluster 5, Destination 3 Call HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01-11 – Demonstration of innovative forms of storage and their successful operation and integration into innovative energy systems and grid architectures, alongside with AGISTIN, SINNOGENES and 2LIPP.

These projects focus on demonstrating innovative storage solutions and their successful integration into advanced energy systems and grid architectures.


Advanced Grid Interface for Innovative Storage Integration

AGISTIN will design advanced grid interface for energy storage solutions that minimise the impact of new, large demands on the grid and reduce costs for large grid users through innovative storage integration. The project will carry out two demonstrations and three test activities on renewable hydrogen electrolysis, irrigation pumping and fast electric vehicle charging.


Storage INNOvations for Green ENErgy Systems

SINNOGENES project aims to develop the Storage INNOvations (SINNO) energy toolkit, a complete framework of methodologies, tools and technologies that will enable the grid integration of innovative storage solutions beyond the state-of-the art, while demonstrating sustainability, technical performance, lifetime, non-dependency on location geographical particularities and cost. It will develop successful energy storage business cases and systems and deploy them in innovative and ‘green’ energy systems at different scales and timeframes. 


2nd Life to Power Plants

In the 2LIPP project on the Energy Island of Bornholm, cutting-edge energy storage technologies and an innovative energy management system will be demonstrated side-by-side inside an operating combined heat and power plant. The purpose is to showcase a scalable, hybrid energy storage solution utilizing existing plant infrastructure, thereby achieving lower cost to deploy energy storage.


i-STENTORE, AGISTIN, SINNOGENES and 2LIPP have joined forces to launch a series of collaborative Energy Talks, poised to revolutionise knowledge exchange and networking within the energy landscape.

Through these joint Energy Talks, they aim to create dynamic platforms for stakeholders to engage, interact, and share insights, thereby fostering a culture of collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas.



Buildings as Efficient Interoperable Formers of Clean Energy Ecosystems

WeForming is a EU project that aims to revolutionize energy management and transform buildings from passive consumers into strategic players in forming the energy networks of the future, putting them at the forefront of Europe’s decarbonization journey.

The pioneering approach focuses on Intelligent Grid-Forming Buildings (iGFBs), structures equipped with smart technologies and designed to actively contribute to an interoperable greener energy ecosystem, encompassing networks and markets.

WeForming’s methodology and digital solutions will be validated in six real-life demos, targeting different systems, building types, consumer needs, economic conditions and climates: Luxembourg, Portugal, Croatia, Belgium, Spain and Germany.