Microgrid

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.

The National Solar Energy Institute INES is France’s center of reference in the field of solar energy. Based at Savoie Technolac on the shores of Lake Bourget, the institute was set up with the backing of Savoie Départemental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and includes research and development teams from the CEA, CNRS, University of Savoie and CSTB.

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.

EDF R&D is the research and development branch of EDF. Its main mission is to improve the performance of the operational crews of EDF, identify and prepare levers for growth in the medium-to-long term. EDF R&D implements a proactive policy of partnership in France, in Europe and in the world. R&D program activities are defined through exchanges with our clients and with the Laboratories Direction for the whole set of activities. Departments are responsible for the realization of the scheduled activities of the program with quality concerns in term of content, time of delivery and costs, while conforming to EDF R&D management rules (assets maintenance, adequation of tools and competence).

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.

Lemcko was founded in 1998 as an independent academic research institute focusing on electrical motors, drives and electrical power quality to provide substantial research for its industrial partners. Since then, there has been a continuous growth in manpower, knowledge and expertise in low frequent power quality (<2kHz), general low voltage electrical installations, energy-efficiency and renewable energy connected to the low voltage distribution grid.

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.

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a private law body associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). ICCS has been established in 1989, in order to carry research and development activities in the fields of telecommunication systems and computer systems and their applications in a variety of applications, such as electric power systems, software and hardware engineering, control systems and biomedical engineering. The Electric Energy Systems Laboratory (EESL) is one of the Research Groups of ICCS and offers various degrees of experimental training for students, as part of relevant courses. NTUA has participated in more than 40 research projects, most of which are collaborative EU funded projects.

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