Fuel Cell Systems

The CIEMAT, an Organism of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, is a Public Research Agency for excellence in energy and environment, as well as in many vanguard technologies and in various areas of fundamental research. Since its creation in 1951 as the JEN, and since 1986 as the CIEMAT, it has been carrying out research and technological development projects, serving as a reference for technical representation of Spain in international forums, and advising government on matters within its scope.

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is the Greek organisation for Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES). CRES has been appointed as the national co-ordination centre in its area of activity. CRES was founded in September 1987 by Presidential Decree 375/87. It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and has financial and administrative independence. Its main goal is the research and promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as well as the support of related activities, taking into consideration the principles of sustainable development.

DNV GL is a global, leading authority in business and & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification, along the energy value-chain. The company provides impartial advice and support to the producers, suppliers and end users of electricity, gas and heat, as well as to governmental bodies. It also tests and certifies transmission, distribution, and other energy-related equipment for a wide range of clients. With over 2,300 experts in more than 30 countries around the world, DNV KEMA is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. The company is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is part of the DNV Group.

Fraunhofer IWES was founded at the start of 2009 from the merger of the former Fraunhofer Center for Wind Energy and Maritime Engineering CWMT in Bremerhaven and the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology ISET e.V. in Kassel. The research activities of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES cover wind energy and the integration of renewable energies into energy supply structures.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation pursuing the tasks of a Baden-Wuerttemberg state university and of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. The KIT mission combines the three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation. With about 9,400 employees and 24,500 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

Description: Lodz University of Technology is one of the biggest universities in Poland with approximately 20,000 students and about 1,550 academic staff members. The University consists of 10 Faculties, which then are divided into departments and institutes. The main research activity of the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering encompasses distributed generation (including renewables) and its integration with electrical power grid, quality of supply, microgrids, optimisation of network and power plant operation, electricity markets, power system modelling and simulation as well as optimisation of lighting networks and devices.

Description: Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti (UPB) is the largest (now 25000 students enrolled) and the oldest (since 1818) technical university in the country. UPB is ranked among the most prestigious universities in Romania. MicroDERLab is a Research Group at Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania, reuniting teams from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Power Engineering. MicroDERLab promotes a common research agenda on electrical engineering topics focusing measurements and instrumentation for a faster deploying of the intelligent networks of the future. MicroDERLab has a strong record of R&D projects in DC microgrids area.

SEER, the research center on Renewable Electrical Energy Systems at the Technical University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech, develops leading edge research projects at the international excellence level with the aim of making real today the electrical networks of the future. In cooperation with both international companies and institutions SEER conducts multi-disciplinary research activities focused on: Power generation based on renewable energies, mainly wind and solar; Grid integration of distributed generation systems; Exploitation of energy storage systems in electrical networks; Active, flexible and intelligent electrical networks; Power quality and energy efficiency improvement and Advanced control of electrical systems. To know more about us, please goggle by our SEER site or contact us at info@seer.upc.edu

The Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory (DETL) at Sandia National Laboratories conducts research to integrate emerging energy technologies into new and existing electricity infrastructures and accommodate the nation’s increasing demands for clean, secure, and reliable energy. Sandia’s research spans generation, storage, and load management at the component and systems levels and examines advanced materials, controls, and communications to achieve the Lab’s vision of a reliable, low-carbon electric infrastructure. DETL research is conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other customers, often in collaboration with industry and academic partners.

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) is a center for research, innovation and education at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), department of Electrical Engineering. CEE covers a broad range of electric technologies including production, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity as well the interactions with other energy carrier systems such as district heating.

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