Partners

The project brings together 15 entities – SMEs, research centres and industry representatives – from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

CEMOSA provides Engineering and Quality Control Services in the field of Civil, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering and Architecture. Its activities are applied in the following sectors: i) building services, ii) transport infrastructures, iii) renewables power plants, iv) environment and water, v) urban planning and vi) industry. CEMOSA counts on innovation with a major focus on the R&D policies for the development of new technical and productive skills.

 

Role in the project

CEMOSA is the ebalance-plus Project Coordinator, responsible of the continuous follow-up of the project guaranteeing the smooth and adequate development and demonstration of the project’s products, services and methodologies, according to the implementation plan and goals of the project. It is the sole communicator with the EC. CEMOSA is also leading the activities related to the definition of the Use Cases and the Demonstration of all the project developments in the 4 real pilots and the in_Lab emulator. It is also in charge of the development of the algorithms to unlock the energy flexibility.

IHP is a member of the Leibniz Association. It conducts research and development in microelectronics and information technology.

 

Role in the project

IHP will continue its work on the platform for energy management, started in the precursor project “e-balance”.

National Information Processing Institute is a research institute under the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It employs specialists from varied fields of science: from social and cognitive psychology to information technologies and neuroscience, user-centred design and statistics.

Role in the project

The Institute will focus on the platform users. During the first phase of the project, it will deal with user requirements and determine how to encourage maximum use of the system in order to provide energy flexibility.

Ampere Energy is an expert in Smart Energy Management. It offers solutions that guarantee a more  efficient use of energy. Ampere Energy is working to promote a new, more efficient and sustainable energy model, based on self-consumption, storage and intelligent energy management that gives consumers greater power, because we believe in the future.

 

Role in the project

Ampere Energy is responsible for the design and development of the smart energy storage system for buildings with high energy needs.

Universidad de Málaga (UMA) is a public university with 40,000 students and staff. The Embedded Real Time Systems (ERTIS) research group, from the UMA’s Department of Programming Languages and Computer Science will participate in the project.

 

Role in the project

UMA is one of the project’s demonstration sites. As such, it will be involved in activities ranging from specification to the actual demonstration of the works and results. Drawing on its experience in middleware solutions, IoT and fog/cloud computing, UMA will also participate in other work packages.

Software for Critical Systems S.L. (SOFTCRITS) originated as a spin-off from the Software Engineering Group of the University of Málaga. SOFTCRITS staff is composed of software and telecommunication engineers who are experienced in research and development of innovation projects with private and public funding.

 

Role in the project

SOFTCRITS is leading the research on data exchange middleware for the communication platform, with a special focus on fog services for flexible software deployment. SOFTCRITS will also work on industrial dissemination and the design of the exploitation.

Reengen is a Turkish high-tech company established in 2012. Reengen’s energy IoT platform is a cloud-based PaaS data analytics solution for smart grid, buildings, industrial facilities and renewable energy plants.

 

Role in the project

Reengen leads the research on “Solutions to enhance flexibility and grid resilience” and will develop IoT solutions for smart buildings.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) are a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge power conversion systems with applications for industry, transport and energy. Their range of bespoke, high-performance power electronics are designed to the highest specification to withstand harsh and challenging environments with a variable power range from upto 1 MW.

 

Role in the project

TPS is involved in the development of solutions to enhance flexibility and grid resilience. TPS will lead the development of high-efficient power inverters for RES and EV integration.

EMTECH specialises in space software engineering and smart-grid automation. It has significant experience in managing complex research and innovation projects in both domains.

 

Role in the project

EMTECH will contribute to the project’s technical aspects, from use cases and grid resilience requirements to units for low and medium voltage, distributed energy resources management and algorithm development for grid resilience.

MAGNUM CAP develops charging posts (chargers) for electric vehicles and electronic equipment for energy management, controlling and distribution.

 

Role in the project

MAGNUM CAP is responsible for the development of all Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Vehicle to Everything (V2X) functionalities in the project, including equipment development and all controlling software required to integrate the electric vehicles.

The University of Calabria (UNICAL) is a public medium-sized university established in 1972. The participating research group of Electrical Energy Systems – Department of of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering (DIMEG) is currently involved in development and implementation of enabling technologies for Smart Grids: Smart Meter; models and algorithms for Demand Response and Demand side management; electronic power converters for Renewable Plants and storage systems; micro-cogeneration systems; nanoGrid for Home Application; Energy Management System (EMS); electricity market, e-mobility and energy communities.

 

Role in the project

The UNICAL Campus makes its buildings available for testing the proposed energy management platform connecting microgrids, PV systems, storage systems, electric vehicle, secondary substations and power-to-heat systems.

JUNIA is a non-profit higher education and research institution which covers all domains of engineering.

Role in the project

JUNIA (together with its linked third party ICL) will principally contribute, as a demonstrator provider, to the development and implementation of the experimental energy platform solutions. Additionally, JUNIA will work on user engagement.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), founded in 1829, is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe. DTU Compute is Denmark ́s largest group for mathematics and computer science with more than 400 employees and the largest department of the DTU.

 

Role in the project

As experts on market models simulation and electric energy management simulations, DTU will lead the technical and market requirements specification.

ENFOR, a DTU spin-off, provides forecasting and optimisation solutions for the energy sector. Utilities, energy traders, transmission and distribution system operators use ENFOR solutions for forecasting wind power, solar power, electricity and heat demand as well as optimisation of district heating systems.

 

Role in the project

ENFOR will further develop energy forecasting techniques with a special focus on forecasting flexibility of energy for controlling the energy system. ENFOR is the leading partner for “Solutions to enhance flexibility and grid resilience” and “Electric solar charging stations based on PV and V2G technologies”.

The European Science Communication Institute (ESCI) gGmbH is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers scientists and engineers, helping them to communicate with a non-expert audience to bridge the gap between science, technology and society.

 

Role in the project

ESCI will lead all communication, dissemination and exploitation activities in close cooperation with the project partners.

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