EPRI Europe DAC (EPRI Europe) is a subsidiary of EPRI International Inc., which is in turn a subsidiary of the Electric Power Research Institute Inc. (“EPRI”). EPRI Europe was incorporated in Ireland in 2019, has an independent board and officers, and is engaged in work across the continent. EPRI Europe has more than 30 leading subject experts, with 500+ years of combined experience delivering energy system innovation, engage in research, development, and innovation projects around the globe by:
1. Supporting collaborative projects organized through EPRI
2. Leading and participating in European regional projects and collaboratives
EPRI is leading WP1 on the overall management of the project, WP7 on disseminating, communicating and exploit the project’s results and findings, and is contributing to WP2, WP3 and WP4.
University of Kassel
The department “Energy Management and Operation of Electrical Networks” (e²n) of the University of Kassel represents in research and teaching the technically and economically optimized design, control and operation of the future decentralized energy supply system (Smart Grid) with a high share of renewable energies as an important challenge of the energy transition to ensure a secure, cost-efficient and sustainable energy supply. The main focus is on technically and economically optimized concepts and processes for the analysis, design, control and operational management of electrical grids.
Leading WP3 on the enhanced AGI Design and contributing to WP2, WP4 and WP5.
In its capacity of France’s transmission system operator, RTE is a public utility whose role is to supply electricity around the clock, providing the same quality of service across the country with the support of
its 9,500 employees. Every second of the day, RTE controls power flows while constantly balancing supply and demand. RTE maintains and expands the capacity
of the high and ultra-high voltage grid (ranging from 63 000 to 400 000 volts) amounting to almost 100 000 kilometres of overhead lines, 7,000 kilometres of underground lines, 2,900 solely operated or jointly operated substations and 51 cross-border lines. France’s power grid – the most extensive in Europe – is
interconnected with 33 countries. As a neutral and independent key industrial player in the energy transition, RTE is optimising and transforming its grid
with a view to accommodating more power generation facilities, irrespective of ffuture energy choices. The public authorities rely on RTE’s technical expertise
and reports to inform their decisions.
Leading Task 2.2 on functional requirements of industrial users for integrating innovative storages and Task 2.5 on guidelines for future requirements for integration of innovative storage embedded in AGI, and contributing to WP3.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE) in Kassel conducts research for the transformation of energy systems. It develops technical and economic solutions to further reduce the costs of using renewable energies, secure supply despite volatile generation, ensure grid stability at a high level, and make the energy transition an economic success.
Leading WP4 on the performance assessment for AGI-integrated innovative storage for industrial processes.
Fraunhofer IWES secures investments in technological developments through validation, shortens innovation cycles, accelerates certification procedures, and increases planning accuracy by means of innovative measurement methods in the wind energy and hydrogen technology sectors. At present, there are more than 300 scientists and employees as well as more than 100 students employed at the nine sites: Bochum, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Görlitz, Hamburg, Hanover, Leer, Leuna and Oldenburg.
Leading Tasks 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 in the WP5 on the demonstration of AGI-integrated innovative storage for green H2 production, and contributing to WP2, WP3, where it is leading Task 3.4, as well as WP4.
CARTIF is a horizontal, private and non-profit research institution, whose main mission is providing innovative solutions to the industry to enhance their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities. CARTIF develops R&D projects financed by private companies or through public funds obtained from competitive calls at national and international level. The centre also supports public entities (city councils, regional governments…) on high impact projects planning and development. It is a multidisciplinary centre that works in multiple knowledge fields focused to many economic sectors: energy, food, industry, construction and infrastructures, health and environment, addressing research lines oriented to the main societal challenges, as industry 4.0, smart grids, smart cities, energy efficiency, cultural heritage, quality of life, circular economy, natural resources and biotechnology. In addition, CARTIF has an analytical testing laboratory the offers analysis services to the centre and to other companies by means of a wide offer that includes 3D digitalization, biomass characterization, food biotechnology and material nanotechnology.
Leading Task 2.4 on devising methodology to conduct Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) for energy storage integration via AGI, leading Task 5.5 on testing AGISTIN developments at Shell’s industrial green H2 production site, and contributing to WP2, WP4 and WP6.
CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) is a Public Research Organisation attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the General Secretariat for Research, focusing mainly on the fields of energy and the environment and the technological fields related to both. The I+D+i activity carried out is framed within the national and international spheres, such as participation in EU programmes and cooperation with intergovernmental organisations and research centres in other countries. I+D+i is complemented by training activities, technology transfer, the provision of technical services and advice to the different administrations and the representation of Spain in various international forums.
Leading Task 6.3 on testing Al-ion battery and AGI in pumping applications, and contributing to WP3, WP4 and WP6.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 82,000 employees and operations in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Our strategy is to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, purposefully and profitably, in step with society. Our purpose is to POWER PROGRESS together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. This is underpinned by our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people as well as our focus on safety.
Leading WP5 on the demonstration of AGI-integrated innovative storage for green H2 production, and contributing to WP2, WP3 and WP4.
Polytechnic UNIVERSITY OF CATALoNia
CITCEA-UPC is a research centre created in 2001 and based in Barcelona, Spain. The centre is devoted to research, innovation and technological transfer to the industry. Currently, 10 CITCEA-UPC members belong to the staff of professors of UPC, and the rest of the team consists of engineers, PhD students and master students, reaching almost 70 people. The group activity is focused on mechatronics and energy engineering. Also, the centre has created 3 spin-off companies in the last years, with the objective of bringing research and innovation to the market. In the current year, the group is participating in 11 EU projects, apart from several competitive projects funded by the Spanish and Catalan governments, as well as direct contracts with the local industry.
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Leading WP6 on the demonstration of AGI-integrated innovative storage for large pumping loads, leading Task 4.6 on AGISTIN techno-economic design tool for transforming irrigation canals into innovative energy storage systems, and contributing to WP2, WP3 and WP4.
Geyser Batteries is a Finnish clean tech start-up developing and producing a new generation of safe and sustainable power batteries using proprietary water-based electrochemistry. The patented technology is ideally suited to stabilize renewable power grids by providing fast-storage batteries with a minimal cost per charge, minimal CO2 emissions, maximum safety and ease of recycling.
Leading Task 4.4 on laboratory tests and characterization of aqueous ECR batteries, and contributing to WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP6.
INFRAESTRUCTURES DE CATALUNYA
Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya S.A.U. (Infraestructures.cat) is a public company of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which is part of the Administration and its public sector. The company’s corporate purpose is to design, construct, conserve, maintain, modernize and operate all types of infrastructures and buildings that the Generalitat promotes, participates in or has agreed with third parties, as well as the services that may be installed or developed.
Leading Task 6.4 on demonstration of innovative energy storage integrated with irrigation pumping, and contributing to WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP6.
The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) based in Brussels, Belgium, gathers over 60 members representing electric grid operators, utilities, research, academia and industry. EASE actively promotes Energy Storage in Europe and worldwide. EASE actively supports the deployment of Energy Storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system. EASE contributes to building a European platform for sharing and disseminating Energy Storage-related information and supports the cost-effective transition to a resilient, climate-neutral, and secure energy system.
Leading Task 7.2 on exploitation and business plan rollout, and contributing to WP7.
RINA provides a wide range of services across the Energy & Mobility, Marine, Certification, Infrastructure & Real Estate and Industry sectors. With over 4,000 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide and through our global network, we support market operators across the entire lifecycle of their projects, whilst assisting them in renewing their products, technologies and services. RINA will be mainly involved in the project through its sub-holding RINA Consulting.
Leading WP 2 on identification and enabling innovative business models for energy storage integration with grid users, leading Task 6.5 on technical, economic and sustainability assessment of the AGISTIN storage concept for irrigation and pumping applications, and contributing to WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP7.
ETH Zurich is the leading university in continental Europe with a world-class reputation in academia and industry, particular in science and technology. The automatic control group is ranked within the top three control groups worldwide. The particular expertise of the group is within control theory, computational methods, and applications thereof to power systems and power electronics.
Leading Task 3.5 on development of optimization and control methods for real-time AGI Operation, and contributing to WP3, and WP4.
TeknoCEA is a spin-off company of the CITCEA-UPC, a center for technological innovation within the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), founded in 2012 to exploit the technologies developed in previous research activities. TeknoCEA is an expert in Silicon Carbide based power converters, achieving higher efficiencies and power density in its products. Another area of expertise is digital control of power converters: TeknoCEA designs, adjusts, and develops custom control algorithms in an embedded control system, digitally controlling the converters on a real-time control loop. Another relevant topic regarding integration is industrial communications. Finally, TeknoCEA also has a wide experience in modelling and simulating power converter control algorithms for different applications.
TeknoCEA will participate in the design of the AGI topologies (WP3) and implement the custom application power electronic components needed for the AGISTIN Spanish demonstration (WP6), while also contributing to the definition of functional, regulatory and sustainability requirements (WP2).