The TALENT project is preparing a workshop for next December 17 on the main objectives and achievements of the project so far, emphasizing the benefits that the solutions proposed for greater flexibility can bring to the grid and to the acceleration of the energy transition.

This EU-funded initiative coordinated by CARTIF aims to offer cost-effective solutions for network flexibility, providing a modular and scalable format that can be managed by interoperable software at home, district and utility scale. In this context, the project will hold on December 17 -from 10:00 to 12:30- its first online workshop, called “Cost effective technological developments to accelerate clean energy transition”.

The TALENT project, which began in 2019 and plans to end its activity in 2022, seeks to increase the flexibility of the electrical system by reducing the cost associated with integrating batteries into the electrical grid. To achieve this, three new technological elements will be developed: scalable and modular topologies for power electronics, power electronics devices for specific voltage levels and interoperable power system management, delivered as a service.

This international initiative will try to develop 5% more efficient and 20% cheaper power electronics for batteries in the 400-800V range, 15% cheaper for 1.5 kV batteries based on new IGBT and FWD devices, and 20% cheaper for batteries of 3 kV based on new MOSFET devices, as well as a cloud control software architecture with local elements that allows the integration of batteries in virtual power plants.

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