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Innovative smart components, modules and appliances for a truly connected, efficient and secure smart grid.

Innovative smart components, modules and appliances for a truly connected, efficient and secure smart grid.

Objective

CONNECT aims to provide concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent control of the power flow. The demand for primary energy and the carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced and a decentralized energy infrastructure will be facilitated by these solutions.
CONNECT investigates new concepts and technologies for power conversion that will be specifically developed for bidirectional power exchange with the grid and for controllable power flow in order to support the extended integration of renewables like PV and local storage. Power quality optimization will be explored in order to avoid unnecessary energy flows in the grid.
The enhanced capabilities of the power conversion fit seamlessly to the smart energy management systems researched in CONNECT applicable for single/multiple buildings and quarters. Monitoring approaches and advanced control algorithms will be developed which take into account renewable energy sources, local storage and electric vehicles for peak demand reduction and optimization of local generation, consumption and storage.
In order to fully exploit the advantages of the aforementioned technologies it is necessary to enhance the data transmission capacity of the smart grid communication infrastructure. For this purpose CONNECT will develop solutions for high interoperable, high data rate local and wide area communication in the grid with enhanced security in order to protect this critical infrastructure against attacks. Particular effort is spend to minimize the power consumption of the developed solutions.
Selected results of CONNECT are planned to be demonstrated not only in lab environment but also in close to real life scenarios.

Coordinator

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Address

Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 934 442,50

Participants (19)

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NXP SEMICONDUCTORS GERMANY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 925,63

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 142 734,38

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 410 171,56

DEVOLO AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 045

MIXED MODE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 213 750

SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 110 250

R-DAS, s.r.o.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 82 500

Enexis Netbeheer BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 101 625

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 213 516,19

HELIOX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 612 472,88

GREENFLUX ASSETS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 384 624

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 170 625

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 224 000

IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 233 775

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

ENEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 151,32

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 478 100

POLITECNICO DI BARI

Italy

ENEL X SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 598,68

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 737434

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 351 806,23

  • EU contribution

    € 5 146 307,14

Coordinated by:

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany