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"A group of eight Transmission System Operators with a generator company, manufacturers and research organisations, propose 5 demonstration projects to remove, in 4 years, several barriers which prevent large-scale penetration of renewable electricity production in the European transmission network. The full scale demonstrations led by industry aim at proving the benefits of novel technologies cou ...
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The ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme on Smart Grids (ELECTRA) brings together the partners of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids (JP SG) to reinforce and accelerate Europe’s medium to long term research cooperation in this area and to drive a closer integration of the research programmes of the participating organisations and of the related national programmes. ELECTRA’s joint research a ...
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Major sources for human made CO2 emissions comprise the energy and the industrial sector including cement production. One of the most appropriate concepts to capture CO2 from such point sources is the oxyfuel combustion. The main energy demand for this method results from the O2 generation, which is usually done by air liquefaction. This energy demand can substantially be lowered using thermally i ...
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Preparing ESNII for HORIZON 2020 (ESNII plus)

Start date: 01 Sep 2013, End date: 31 Aug 2017,

Preparing ESNII for HORIZON 2020The aim of this cross-cutting project is to develop a broad strategic approach to advanced fission systems in Europe in support of the European Sustainable Industrial Initiative (ESNII) within the SET-Plan. The project aims to prepare ESNII structuration and deployment strategy, to ensure efficient European coordinated research on Reactor Safety for the next generat ...
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Self-Healing Thermal Barrier Coatings (SAMBA)

Start date: 01 Mar 2013, End date: 28 Feb 2017,

"This project deals with the creation of a new, unique self-healing thermal barrier coating (TBC) for turbines and other thermally loaded structures in order to realize a significant extension of the lifetime of critical high-temperature components. The concept is based on novel Al2O3 coated Mo-Si particles embedded in the TBC layer, typically consisting of yttria-stabilised zirconia. As the curre ...
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The basic assumption of the project is that the difficult public acceptance of Electric Power System (EPS) infrastructures are due to several reasons: i) the lack of trustworthiness in the relationship between Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and the stakeholders and general public; ii) the difficulty in comparing the new EPS infrastructures benefits, which are on a global, with the impacts , ...
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Advanced Safety Assessment : Extended PSA (ASAMPSA_E)

Start date: 01 Jul 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2016,

The Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan resulted from the combination of two correlated extreme external events (earthquake and tsunami). The consequences (flooding in particular) went beyond what was considered in the initial NPP design. Such situations can be identified using PSA methodology that complements the deterministic approach for beyond design accidents. If the performance of a Level 1 ...
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With the growing relevance of distributed renewable energy sources (DRES) in the generation mix and the increasingly pro-active demand for electricity, power systems and their mode of operation need to evolve. evolvDSO will define future roles of distribution system operators (DSOs) on the basis of scenarios which will be driven by different DRES penetration levels, various degrees of technologica ...
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"In case of a severe accident in a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) fission products are released from the degraded fuel and might reach the environment if their confinement is lost and/or bypassed. Given the high radio-toxic nature of fission products for environment and population, their release should be avoided at all costs. This highlights the importance of relying on efficient mitigation systems ca ...
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People Centric easy to implement e-mobility (FREE-MOBY)

Start date: 01 Sep 2013, End date: 31 Aug 2016,

The FREE-MOBY project is focused to the implementation of easy to deploy micro fully electrical vehicles (450-650kg and speeds up to 90+ km/h)) and city EVs (650-1000kg).By an extra cost of only 15% solar installations in roof houses can be integrated with robust battery packs that can smooth peak powers up to 30%. Solar parking and integrated photovoltaic-battery installations are becoming more a ...
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INGRID introduces and demonstrates the usage of safe, high-density solid-state hydrogen storage systems as an effective energy vector to balance the grid also by powering off-grid applications, thus enabling a smart balance between variable green energy sources supply and the grid demand. To reach its ambitions objective, the INGRID project will focus on:• The usage of new hydrogen solid-state sto ...
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IntegratinG Renewables in the EuropEaN Electricity Grid (IGREENGRID)

Start date: 01 Jan 2013, End date: 31 Mar 2016,

IGREENGrid focuses on increasing the hosting capacity for Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) in power distribution grids without compromising the reliability or jeopardizing the quality of supply. Based on the experience of six world class DRES integration Demo Projects in low & medium voltage grids (led by some of EEGI members; Distribution System operators –DSOs-) and other EU initiativ ...
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6 Transmission System Operators (Belgium, France, Greece, Norway, Portugal and United Kingdom) and CORESO, a TSO coordination centre, together with 13 RTD performers propose a 4 year R&D project to develop and to validate an open interoperable toolbox which will bring support, by 2015, to future operations of the pan-European electricity transmission network, thus favouring increased coordination/ ...
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In order to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Europe and to reduce the different regulatory, commercial or political barriers, it is imperative that EVs, Charging Points (CPs) and all kind of systems needed to allow the charging and other additional services are compatible to some extent.EVs emerge as a great challenge for the grid infrastructure. During the last years m ...
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Grid4EU project is an innovative SmartGrid project proposed by a group of Distribution System Operators (from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden), in close partnership with a set of electricity retailers, manufacturers and research organizations.Adopting a systemic approach and organized around large-scale demonstrations networks located in six different countries, its struct ...
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Eight Transmission System Operators (BE, CZ, FR, DE, IT, PT, CH, PL) and ENTSO-E, together with 4 associations of technology manufacturers, and 16 RTD performers propose a 3-year R&D project to develop and to apply a methodology for the long-term development of the Pan-European transmission network. The project aims at delivering a top-down methodology to support the planning from 2020 to 2050. F ...
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The 3rd Energy Package clearly boosts the development of an Integrated European balancing mechanism. In this context, ACER has in 2011 started the development of the Framework Guidelines on Electricity Balancing.It is expected from the ACER statements that Demand Response will play significant role in the future integrated balancing market allowing Virtual Power Plants, comprising Demand Response ...
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Stability and cost-efficient operation of Power distribution grids are the main targets of novel information-rich demand, voltage, and generation control, while at the same time aiming to reduce costs for the grid infrastructure. However, adding intelligence to the power grid requires communication and computation infrastructure, with consequent requirements for additional investments. To be cost ...
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Smart Consumer - Smart Customer – Smart Citizen (S3C)

Start date: 01 Nov 2012, End date: 31 Oct 2015,

The overall objective of the S3C project is to foster ‘smart’ energy behaviour of households and SMEs in Europe via active user participation. Strongly linked to European large-scale demonstration projects, the small and flexible consortium follows a human centric approach from social and behavioural sciences. It includes insights from other fields such as telecommunications, and tests different t ...
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The INTrEPID project aims to develop technologies that will enable energy optimization of residential buildings, both performing an optimal control of internal sub-systems within the Home Area Network and also providing advanced mechanisms for effective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, electricity distributors, and enabling energy exchange capabilities a ...
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Green eMotion aims at enabling mass deployment of electromobility in Europe. To achieve this, major players from industry, the energy sector, municipalities as well as universities and research institutions have joined forces to develop and demonstrate a commonly accepted and user-friendly framework consisting of interoperable and scalable technical solutions in connection with a sustainable busin ...
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PhotoVoltaic European Research Infrastructure (SOPHIA)

Start date: 01 Feb 2011, End date: 31 Jan 2015,

The objective of the SOPHIA project is to strenghten and optimise research capabilities, mainly by coordinating efforts on important but precompetitive issues. Large research infrastructures working together will avoid the useless replication of a large number of small efforts. The SOPHIA project aims at pulling together the main European photovoltaic research infrastructures in order to provide t ...
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"The present multi-annual International Research staff exchange program has the aim to strengthen the research partnerships among European (Italy and Spain) and Third Countries (Brazil and Russia) in the field of Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV). The scope of the project is (I) to promote a transfer of knowledge between the partners on the CPV technology, (II) to study the soiling effects on CPV m ...
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"AFTER project addresses the challenges posed by the need for vulnerability evaluation and contin-gency planning of the energy grids and energy plants considering also the relevant ICT systems used in protection and control.Project emphasis is on cascading events that can cause catastrophic outages of the electric power systems.The main addressed problems are related to high impact wide spread mul ...
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The present project provides the necessary support to the EEGI Team gathering, in a structured and organised way, a team of top level players (research centres, SMEs, universities, in close coordination with ENTSO-e and EDSO for SG) to design in a coordinated way with both TSOs and DSOs a set of accompanying activities to make sure that the EEGI will pass through the critical 2012-2014 period (pre ...
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Innovative Transport SME Support Action (INTRASME)

Start date: 01 Oct 2012, End date: 30 Sep 2014,

INTRASME focuses on the changing role, which SMEs have on innovation in the transport sector. SMEs employ approximately 55% of the EU workforce in transport, and their important role in the value chain is expected to increase and change, especially in the emerging Low Carbon Transport (particularly road and air transport) sector, where reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions and alternative p ...
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Dense membranes for efficient oxygen and hydrogen separation (DEMOYS)

Start date: 01 May 2010, End date: 31 Jul 2014,

"Membranes for oxygen and hydrogen separation play a key-role in the development of CO2 emission-free coal or natural gas power plants. In addition, cost-effective oxygen and hydrogen production processes are urgently needed in gas supply industry. Today existing membranes, however, are not able to meet the requirements for an economical use because of the high costs in combination with limited pe ...
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Meter-ON is a coordination and support action to steer the implementation of smart meteringsolutions throughout Europe by effectively collecting the most successful experiences in thefield and highlighting the conditions that enabled their development. On the basis of thelessons learned the goal of Meter-ON will be to provide to any stakeholder an openinformation platform with clear recommendation ...
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Low Emission Gas Turbine Technology for Hydrogen-rich Syngas (H2-IGCC)

Start date: 01 Nov 2009, End date: 30 Apr 2014,

The overall objective of this project is to provide and demonstrate technical solutions which will allow the use of state-of-the-art highly efficient, reliable gas turbines in the next generation of IGCC plants, suitable for combusting undiluted hydrogen-rich syngas derived from a pre-combustion CO2 capture process, with high fuel flexibility. The recognised challenge is to operate a stable and co ...
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As the evidence for human induced climate change becomes clearer, so too does the realization that its effects will have impacts on natural environment and socio-economic systems. Some regions are more vulnerable than others, both to physical changes and to the consequences for ways of life. The proposal will assess the impacts of a changing climate on the quantity and quality of water in mountain ...
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"The project aims at developing a unique device for electricity networks: A superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) based on coated conductor YBCO tape (cc-tape) or 2nd Generation HTS tape. The general trend in Europe to a higher meshing of distribution networks and the rapid growing integration of renewable energy sources leads to an increase of the fault current level by every new installat ...
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Distributed Energy Resources Research Infrastructure (DERRI)

Start date: 01 Sep 2009, End date: 31 Dec 2013,

DERRI has as its primary objective the further integration of the European Distributed Energy Re-sources research community through the provision of User Access to a unique portfolio of important European Laboratories in the field of Distributed Energy Resources, focusing mainly system and architectural aspects of smart energy network based on Distributed Generation.
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GEn IV and Transmutation MATerials (GETMAT)

Start date: 01 Feb 2008, End date: 31 Oct 2013,

In FP5 and FP6, a number of significant projects have been launched, aimed at investigating innovative strategies for safe and optimised radioactive waste management. In particular P/T strategies based on the use of Accelerator Driven Systems are being addressed within the integrated project EUROTRANS. Moreover, during FP6, projects were also initiated to study advanced systems, as defined in the ...
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A group of 6 Transmission System Operators (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany The Netherlands and Spain) with 2 generator companies, 5 manufacturers and research organisations, propose 6 demonstration projects to remove, in 3 years, several barriers which prevent the electric system from welcoming more wind electricity, and wind electricity from contributing more to the electric system. The full s ...
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Initial training network on biocorrosion (BIOCOR ITN)

Start date: 01 Sep 2009, End date: 31 Aug 2013,

"Any material in contact with water or moisture during its life-cycle is rapidly colonised by microbial species which can be the source of severe deterioration processes, such as microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), also called biocorrosion. The annual direct and derived costs of corrosion are estimated to be around 4% of the GNP of developed countries, of which 10-20% are related to biocorrosi ...
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"APOLLON proposal concerns the optimisation and development of Point focus and Mirror Based Spectra Splitting photovoltaic concentrating (CPV) systems (multi-approach). The different technology paths will be followed with due focalisation on the recognised critical issues related to each system component in order to increase CPV efficiency, assure reliability, reduce cost and environmental impact. ...
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The three year coordinating action THINK will improve the knowledge support to policy making by the European Commission in the context of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. THINK is organized around a multidisciplinary group of 24 experts covering five dimensions of energy policy: science and technology, market and network economics, regulation, law, and policy implementation. The Think Tank wi ...
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Severe Accident Research Network of Excellence 2 (SARNET2)

Start date: 01 Apr 2009, End date: 31 Mar 2013,

Most of the actors involved in severe accident research in Europe, plus Canada, Korea and the United States (41 partners), will network in SARNET2 (Severe Accident Research NETwork of Excellence - Phase 2) their capacities of research in order to resolve important pending issues on postulated severe accidents of existing and future Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). The project has been defined in order ...
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The DEBCO project responds to the need for further operational experience in high share biomass co-firing using different type of fuels. The project aim to demonstrate and assess, on a long term basis, the advanced and innovative co-firing techniques that are capable of achieving higher shares of biomass up to 50% more on a thermal basis. These objectives will be achieved through a programme of r ...
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The CLARIS LPB Project aims at predicting the regional climate change impacts on La Plata Basin (LPB) in South America, and at designing adaptation strategies for land-use, agriculture, rural development, hydropower production, river transportation, water resources and ecological systems in wetlands. In order to reach such a goal, the project has been built on the following four major thrusts. F ...
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