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Renewable energy sources are key enablers to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to cope with the anthropogenic global warming. The intermittent behaviour of them and their limited storage capabilities present new challenges to power system operators in maintaining power quality and reliability. However, the increased availability of advanced automation and communication technologies has also pr ...
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In order to unlock the full potential of Europe’s offshore resources, network infrastructure is urgently required, linking off-shore wind parks and on-shore grids in different countries. HVDC technology is envisaged but the deployment of meshed HVDC offshore grids is currently hindered by the high cost of converter technology, lack of experience with protection systems and fault clearance componen ...
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MATChING goal is the reduction of cooling water demand in the energy sector through innovative technological solutions, to be demonstrated in thermal and geothermal power plants. The project targets include an overall saving of water withdrawal of 30% in thermal power generation, and a decrease of evaporative losses up to 15% in geothermal sector. The use of advanced and nano-technology based mate ...
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"City-zen, a balanced approach to the city of the future" (CITY-ZEN)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2019,

"City-zen deals with the development of the city of the future. The project has three major goals, 1- to realize more effective collaboration models and a methodology for development of smart cities, 2- to connect with industry, and have them develop technology to the benefit of smart cities and 3- to showcase to society ambitious pilot projects. Main idea for this project is that after successful ...
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Living in a safe and secure society is a fundamental human need. The security of critical infrastructures must be maintained so that supplies of power, water or other resources are secured. Modern critical infrastructures are increasingly complex and they are turning into Cyber-Physical Infrastructures because ICT is growing in importance in infrastructure management.The SUCCESS project will dev ...
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NOBEL GRID will develop, deploy and evaluate advanced tools and ICT services for energy DSOs cooperatives and medium-size retailers, enabling active consumers involvement –i.e. new demand response schemas – and flexibility of the market – i.e. new business models for aggregators and ESCOs.Through the dual-use of telecommunication networks, and validating the integration of renewable generation pre ...
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This project is about the demonstration of very low energy buildings. In all demonstrations, the ambition is net zero carbon/energy or better (active or plus-energy house). The project paves the way for large scale implementation of energy neutral buildings/neighbourhoods as foreseen in the Energy Performance of Buildings directive and the pilots are running more than five years ahead of the goal ...
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... maximise the impact of project outcomes.eStorage gathers major stakeholders from the entire value chain across EU (Elia – TSO, EDF – Generation Company, Imperial College – Academic Institution, Kema – Engineering Consultancy and Alstom – Equipment Manufacturer).
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European Commission plans for wind energy development by 2020, highlights a fully competitive onshore wind power with 20% penetration. One of the better opportunities to fulfil this aim is the integration of small and medium wind turbines into urban and peri-urban environments, due to the potential market given. However, nowadays there are several barriers) that have relegated the Small Wind Turbi ...
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VIMSEN: Virtual Microgrids for Smart Energy Networks (VIMSEN)

Start date: Feb 1, 2014, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

The subsidy feed in tariff policy, which has recently been adopted for accelerating renewable energy investments, cannot be retained as a sustainable business model for the future smart energy grid. This is mainly because this policy increases the energy cost, especially when the amount of the energy generated by renewable sources is not negligible compared to that generated by traditional ones, a ...
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The DREAM project will lay the foundations for a novel heterarchical management approach of complex electrical power grids, providing new mechanisms for consumer involvement in economical and ecological electricity use as well as stable and cost effective integration of distributed renewable resources.Applying the principles of autonomous agent-based systems to the control and management of the el ...
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With millions of square meters of available flat roof surfaces with PV conversion potential, PV roofing membranes have a huge potential for mass deployment. However, currently, major issues still hinder this deployment: adhesives or barrier encapsulants of the existing flexible PV roofs don’t meet yet the same reliability as standard construction materials and BIPV is still expensive. The PV-GUM p ...
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The STALLION project develops and validates a safety framework for large stationary Lithium Ion batteries in all stages of their life cycle (commissioning, transport, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, decommissioning, recycling). It offers a unique approach by relating safety issues to root causes at all levels of the system (material, cell, module, pack, system). This two-axis safet ...
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T-TRANS project aims at providing information on innovation mechanisms for the Intelligent Transportation Systems domain, encouraging and facilitating an accelerated market deployment of related innovative products and services. A deep analysis of the current activity in Intelligent Transportation Systems shows an increasing importance of this transport research and application domain to support m ...
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The concept of the project is to create a new class of electrical energy storage system with the unique combination of characteristics of high energy density, modularity, fast response and low cost. To achieve these aims, the project will radically extend performance of a zinc – air batteries from small scale single primary cells to rechargeable redox flow battery modules, which at production scal ...
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Carbon Capture and Sequestration has become an important technology to comply with the CO2 reduction targets set by the EC. However CCS has the drawback that the electrical efficiency of the coal fired power plant will drop significantly. To overcome this drawback, one has to increase the base efficiency of the power plant or increase the biomass co-firing share as this is a CO2 neutral energy sou ...
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Reverse Electrodialysis Alternative Power Production (REAPower)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

The project is focusing on the salinity gradient power – reverse electrodialysis (SGP-RE) process. It has been shown in scientific papers that the performance of the process can be increased by an order of magnitude when brine and sea or brackish water are used for the creation of the salinity gradient rather than the current approach of seawater with fresh water. The overall potential is very hig ...
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... e demonstration activities will provide the basis for the elaboration of recommendations for energy positive urban planning.The consortium brings together relevant actors from three sectors: energy (KEMA), construction (ACCIONA, VSM) and ICTs (IBM, TEAMNET), working closely with research institutions (CIRCE, EIT, COMILLAS) and public authorities (MALAGA and IDEA). This multidisciplinary consortium ...
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Distributed Energy Resources Research Infrastructure (DERRI)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 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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Capture of evaporated water with novel membranes (CapWa)

Start date: Sep 1, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2013,

One of the major challenges of this century is the provision of safe drinking water for a growing population. The shortage in water resources in arid areas requires the availability of more efficient and cheaper drinking water production processes. For groundwater, it is often sufficient to aerate and disinfect to produce drinking water. However, in large parts of the world the use of groundwater ...
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"“The Battery is the Car”. New traction battery packs make the fully electric & plug-in vehicles more and more capable. Their share of the price of the car is set to become even more dominant. Factors driving this include the strident demand for better car range. Battery packs increasingly incorporate electronics for safety and power conversion. The integration of these new complex battery packs p ...
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"ADDRESS will research, develop and deploy technologies and processes to increase usage of Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Resources thereby engaging in a new relationship between customers, generators and network operators. ADDRESS aims to develop new innovative architectures for Active Distribution Networks (ADN) able to balance in real time power generation and demand allowing netwo ...
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Price-based Control of Electrical Power Systems (E-PRICE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2010, End date: May 31, 2013,

The EU electric power system experiences a fundamental change in the quasi-monopolistic, top-down oriented, stable, and reasonable predictable arrangements of the past. It now spans continents, has hundreds of millions consumers and hundreds of thousands of producers, from nuclear power plants to privately-owned and operated badly predictable renewables such as solar cells, wind and microturbines ...
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Current battery technologies for hybrid (HEVs) and small electric vehicles (EVs) have technological, cost or environmental limitations. Despite this, the global market for HEVs and EVs is growing rapidly and is expected to top $2billion by 2015. The PolyZion project will create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The research p ...
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Today, there are largely no communications infrastructure deployments in European medium and low voltage power distribution networks. Powerline communications has a large potential to enable new and intelligent applications to and from the last branch of the distribution grid. However, current powerline communication technologies cannot offer the reliability, quality of service and interoperabilit ...
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European energy industry is facing three major challenges:a) the increased integration of renewable, fluctuating power resources to achieve the climate goals,b) increased "smartness" especially in the electrical distribution grid to cope with increasing capacity requirements and finallyc) the stakeholder diversification separating grid operation, power provisioning, metering services, auxiliary se ...
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REViSITE will contribute to the formation of a European multidisciplinary 'ICT for energy-efficiency' research community by bringing together the ICT community and 4 important and complementary application sectors: grids, building/construction, manufacturing and lighting.The objectives of REViSITE are to: (1) Establish communication between sectoral ICT4EE communities in the 4 key industrial domai ...
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Open Public Extended Network metering (OPEN meter)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2011,

New smart multi-metering or multi-functional Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is capable of creating value for energy consumers, network operators, metering operators and retailers. AMI will provide better services for customers in various ways: not only by more accurate metering and billing, but also by easing the supplier switching process and also by facilitating demand response to price ...
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Development and use of Sustainable Energy sources is one of the key elements in European Research. Connecting (newly) developed Sustainable and Distributed Energy Resources to the electricity distribution networks however causes significant effects on the management of these networks. Bottlenecks are stability, security, peaks in supply & demand and overall management. Electricity storage systems ...
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