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Scaling and operating new energy systems

Smartgrid Platform

Published on 7 May 2019

The smart-grid systems platform works with fifteen industrial partners on how to scale, operate, and optimize energy systems for individual homes, buildings, or entire neighborhoods.

These energy systems can be connected to intermittent energy sources (PV solar panels or electric vehicles) and electricity storage systems—all of which must be managed optimally to ensure that electricity is available when needed. R&D work at the platform encompasses modelling, virtual and real-world component testing, software development, and materials selection.

  • The platform leverages a real-time grid simulator showing converters, consumption, rooftop PV panels, and various electricity-storage systems. The simulator can be used to test different grid configurations, determine operation strategies, and optimize profits.

  • R&D
    Energy-system scaling and management optimization encompassing production,storage, and use for both off-grid and grid-connected systems


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​30 engineers and technicians

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​Real-time grid simulator showing converters, consumption, rooftop PV panels, and various electricity-storage systems

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​€2 million in investment

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​The platform's industrial partners include energy industry leaders like RTE, Alstom, SRD, SOREA, Urbasolar.

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​300 sq. m of facilities; a 4,000 sq. m outdoor testing platform


​30 patents, 7 patent applications per year