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Towards Intelligent DC-based hybrid Grids Optimizing the network performance

Objective

DC grids attractiveness has been increased in the last years due to the high proliferation of renewable energy sources together with the increase in DC loads (electronics, LED lighting, electric vehicles, energy storage…). The main drivers behind this paradigm shift are related to the improved efficiency, flexibility, security and reliability DC grids may provide, thus increasing the sustainability of the energy distribution system. However, there is a need for demonstration of DC technologies and grid topologies so that these solutions are able to evolve from a promising solution for the future smart grids to a commercially available technological option.
Under this context, TIGON aims to achieve a smooth deployment and integration of intelligent DC-based grid architectures within the current energy system while providing ancillary services to the main network. To do so, TIGON proposes a four-level approach aiming at improving 1) Reliability, 2) Resilience 3) Performance, and 4) Cost Efficiency of hybrid grids through the development of an innovative portfolio of power electronic solutions and software systems and tools focused on the efficient monitoring, control and management of DC grids. These solutions will be demonstrated in two main Demo-Sites located in France and Spain, while additional use cases in the residential and urban railway sectors will act as niche markets for analysing and further solidifying the replication of TIGON developments after the project’s end.
TIGON has involved for this purpose a multidisciplinary team of 15 partners from 8 different European Member States with a well-balanced consortium integrated by 7 non-profit entities and 7 companies. This partnership provides the required expertise from fields such as power electronics, cybersecurity, standardisation, etc. to design the solutions proposed within TIGON as well as the industrial capabilities required for the manufacturing, integration and validation of the whole TIGON concept.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-EC-ES-SCC
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 170 843,75

Participants (14)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 306 750
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 360 562,50
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 522 020
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 692 591,25
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
EFACEC ENERGIA - MAQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELECTRICOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 719 468,75
Address
Lugar Da Arrotela
4465 587 Leca Do Balio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBITECH ENERGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 279 125
Address
Boulevard Edmondmachtens 79/22
1080 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKUO ENERGY SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 78 015
Address
140 Avenue Des Champs Elysees
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PREMO S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 508 955,13
Address
Calle Severo Ochoa 47
29590 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 336 546,88
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 225 225
Address
Joukahaisenkatu 3A
20520 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVATIVE ENERGY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 153 562,50
Address
Ul Magnurska School N11 Hay Tek Park By Office 316
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METROPOLITEN JSC
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 51 187,50
Address
Str.121 Kniaz Boris I
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 281,25
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 062,50
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other