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Multi-Energy Smart Grid Platform
Localized in Chambéry this platform's goal is to
evaluate energy management technologies on complicated networks (electricity/ gas/ heat) in real-world scenarios before deploying them.
This semi-virtual platform aims to
test actual components on real networks but whose applications are simulated (virtualized). This enables the creation of multiple usage profiles and the identification of their impact on the system's overall functionality. The platform's work attempts to dimension, control, and optimize:
Its design enables researchers to investigate various network configurations ranging from micro-ilotated to interconnected networks, test components, establish control strategies, test them, and therefore optimise their profitability.
This platform allows for functional testing of equipment, development and validation of EMS algorithms and smart charging / V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) / V2H (Vehicle-to-Home) testing.
As the number of electronic devices people use every day grows, higher-yield, more compact power converters will be needed more than ever. In research conducted for a Carnot Energie du Futur project called Nice GaN, CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed software that can rapidly dimension the magnetic components inside power converters.
CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has invented the first-ever thermal sensors to utilize thermoelectricity to keep power electronics like HEMT transistors from overheating. The innovation does not impact fabrication processes or costs.
Electrolyzers used to produce hydrogen from electricity, can help balance supply and demand on electricity grids. CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently took part in the EU QualyGridS project, which addressed the topic.
€2 million in investment
300 sq. m of facilities; a 4,000 sq. m outdoor testing platform
Transportation and Mobility
Construction and Electrical Engineering
Manufacturing and Retail
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.