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Enertechnos Capacitive Transfer System for efficient electricity transmission and distribution.

Project description

More power with lower voltage losses

With the proliferation of electronics in modern society, the efficient transmission and distribution of electricity are of utmost importance. Unfortunately, not many breakthroughs have been identified in this field. The EU-funded CTS project will change this by introducing the Capacitive Transfer System (CTS), a new cable/line geometry that is inherently more efficient than current cable design. Instead of an ohmic conductor, it sports a cable core composed of coupled capacitors that transfer energy from the source to the load, remaining fairly identical with conventional lines as far as its other dimensions are considered, and also delivering more active power with lower voltage losses.

Objective

Our Capacitive Transfer System (CTS) is a new cable/line geometry that is inherently more efficient than conventional cable design. Instead of a solid ohmic conductor, the cable core is composed of coupled capacitors that transfer energy from the source to the load. Despite this, its other critical dimensions are identical to conventional lines and can be manufactured on conventional machinery with minimal adaptation. The ability of CTS to transfer power is based on its capacitance, which increases with the length of the cable, meaning longer sections of cable can transfer more power, without voltage drop, in direct contrast to conventional cables. Delivering up to 40% more active power and with voltage losses of only 2.57% (6x better than conventional cable). Voltage drop decreases with increased cable length and delivered power increases, these are both in direct contrast to conventional cables. CTS will allow significant capex and operational savings to the owners/operators of electrical grids. The main customers of Enertechnos will be the manufacturers of standard Transmission and Distribution (T&D) cables and lines. The users will be Transmission and Distribution Network Operators.

CTS delivers more, and better quality power which will have a long-term ongoing beneficial impact on system losses. We will sell licences to the manufacturers of T&D cables and charge 5% royalty on each km of cable they sell. Go-to-market segment will be the Distribution Network Operators. The global T&D infrastructure market was estimated to be ~$282 billion in 2016. The cable and line portion of this market was estimated to be worth $63 billion in 2017 rising to $90 billion in 2020. The senior management has over 100 years’ experience in starting, growing and managing businesses, holding senior executive and consultancy positions in the energy, IT and hi-tech industries. SME Instrument funding will provide crucial non-diluting funding to help us hold our first in-field pilot trial

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

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Coordinator

ENERTECHNOS LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
19 kingsmill business park, chapel mill road
KT1 3GZ Kingston upon thames surrey
United Kingdom

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — South Merton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 21 429,00