The Smart Grid area does research and develops optimal control systems to manage hybridised, distributed microgrids. These systems allow the optimal combination of renewable energy and energy storage in batteries. We also work on the integration of thermal and electric grids.
We develop systems to manage demand flexibility featured by some domestic and industrial devices and processes. These systems allow the generation of ancillary services with no utility or comfort loss that can be marketed, enabling customers to participate actively in electricity markets.
To enhance the systems mentioned, we work on prosumer communities energy production and demand forecasting, as well as on battery models and digital twins.
- Optimal control for energy systems.
- Model based predictive control for energy systems.
- Demand response and flexibility management in electricity systems. Virtual storage.
- Stationaty battery systems modelling and management.
- Demand and renewable energy generation forecasting in local energy generation and use systems.
- Development of tools for energy communities management and planning.
- Tools for prosumer management, including optimisation of local renewable energy sources and storage use.
- Energy Communities.
- Energy forecast and characterisation.
- Local energy grid planning and control.
- Flexibility management.
Networks and Platforms
Ali Vasallo Belver
Head of Energy Division
Sergio Saludes Rodil
Head of Smart Grids Area
The proliferation of renewable energies and the electric charges that operates with continuous current originates a growing interest in electric grids that operates with continuous current. This is due to the higher efficiency, security, flexibility and feasability that grids have than those ones that operates with alternate current.
The MUSE GRIDS project wants to contribute to the development of interconnected local energy network management systems to make better use of the synergies between these networks.
INTERPRETER will overcome these limitations by means of a modular grid management solution consisting of a set of 10 software applications for an optimal design, planning, operation and maintenance of the electricity grid
The TALENT project aims to increase the flexibility of the electrical system by reducing the cost associated with the integration of batteries in the electrical network.
The SocialRES project seeks to increase scientific knowledge about the non-technological aspects that prevent the adoption of social energy alternatives such as cooperatives, aggregators or crowdfunding platforms.
The objective of the Optigrid project is the research and development of concepts and services that allow greater flexibility in electricity generation and demand.
Urban water networks could became a source of renewable energy. Energy harvest in water industry using micro-hydropower technology.
HPC Ongrid project collaborates with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the develop and programming of different components of a hybrid generation plant controller.