Start Date: Sep 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2024
Budget: € 7.996.115
Towards Intelligent DC-based hybrid Grids Optimizing the network performance
HYPERTECH Energy Labs have been awarded a new R&D contract from the European Commission (Project Acronym: TIGON) focusing on the deployment and integration of intelligent DC-based grid architectures within the current energy system while providing ancillary services to the main network. To do so, TIGON proposes a four-level approach aiming at improving 1) Reliability, 2) Resilience 3) Performance, and 4) Cost Efficiency of hybrid grids through the development of an innovative portfolio of power electronic solutions and software systems and tools focused on the efficient monitoring, control and management of DC grids. These solutions will be demonstrated in two main Demo-Sites located in France and Spain, while additional use cases in the residential and urban railway sectors will act as niche markets for analysing and further solidifying the replication of TIGON developments after the project’s end. TIGON has involved for this purpose a multidisciplinary team of 15 partners from 8 different European Member States with a well-balanced consortium integrated by 7 non-profit entities and 7 companies. This partnership provides the required expertise from fields such as power electronics, cybersecurity, standardisation, etc. to design the solutions proposed within TIGON as well as the industrial capabilities required for the manufacturing, integration and validation of the whole TIGON concept.
HYPERTECH Energy Labs is leading the activities related to the replication potential of the project. Moreover, along the whole project execution HYPERTECH Energy Labs works on providing a data quality plan and homogenising the collected information for its detailed evaluation and comparison.