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Energy Tile / Energy storage in the power grid

Energy Tile
Energy Tile

The Energy Tile was developed in collaboration with the local energy provider Umeå Energi. During the field study it became apparent that the daily peaks in energy usage are a big problem, especially during breakfast and around dinner time. Managing the sudden and varied energy loads puts a big strain on the grid, which wears down equipment. This also drives up the prices of electricity. Furthermore, Umeå Energi wanted to be closer to their customers and make them aware of the hard work going into having a world class power grid. These two problems were solved by storing energy by integrating used electric car batteries locally in the grid.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Kristjan Juks,
Umeå Institute of Design

Melissa Mahmutovic,
Umeå Institute of Design

Simon Linge,
Umeå Institute of Design

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