The SocialRES Project aims to close non-technological research gaps that impede the widespread uptake of social innovation business and service models in the European energy sector. By creating a better understanding of socio-economic, socio-cultural, socio-political and gender factors, a more evidence-based regulatory, investment and policy landscape will be enabled for decision makers. SocialRES’ participatory approach establishes a solid knowledge based on the social acceptability of the energy transition, facilitating sustainable, replicable and participative governance structures for the energy system.
- Comparative analysis of success potential, addressing the socio-economic dynamics and energy behavior of social innovations.
- Collaborative potential of social innovations for the development of new business models and services through mutual learning activities.
- Decision-making processes through conclusive recommendations for various actors from the political and private sector and civil society.
- Provide a better understanding of socioeconomic, gender, sociocultural, and socio-political factors and their interrelations with technological, regulatory, and investment aspects.
- Provide recommendations to create a more favorable legal and regulatory framework for social innovation.
- Unleashing the potential of social innovation to ensure a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy system.
Smart grid projects:
D-HYFROFLEX seeks research into technological innovations in hydropower plants in search of improved efficiency and sustainability and hydropower competitiveness in modern electricity markets. The project will develop tools for the digital renovation of existing hydroelectric plants based on sensors, digital twins, artificial intelligence, hydrolyser modelling and image processing.
SINNOGENES project aims to develop the Storage INNOvations (SINNO) energy toolkit, a complete framework of methodologies, tools and technologies that will enable the grid integration of innovative storage solutions beyond the state-of-the-art, while demonstrating sustainability, technical performance, lifetime, nondependency on location geogrpahical particularities and cost.
PISTIS brings forward a reference federated data sharing/trading and monetisation platform for secure, trusted and controlled exchange and usage of proprietary data assets and data-driven intelligence.
CERFlex project consist on research in development and TIC solutions implementation moods that help to the deployment in a new concept of energy communities, especially focus on rural environment, facilitating a decentralized management of the energy interchange, the maximum utilisation of the renewable resources and a sustainable consume of the available resources.
AGISTIN will enable industrial users to rapidly deploy renewable energy through advanced integration of innovative energy storage technologies. The rapid decarbonisation of industry through electrification, the growth of renewables and the need for grid stability represents a unique opportunity for new forms of storage and schemes for grid integration.
GEDERA is a research project whose objective is the study and development of a multi-agent architecture that allows the development of applications for the smart grid, focusing the project on the management of flexibility in buildings.
EVPLAN looks for developing tools that use as strategic decision making base that benefit users and future consumers of the electric vehicle
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 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.