Ongoing projects

TIGON

TIGON Towards Intelligent DC-based hybrid Grids Optimizing the Network performance

This project is funded by H2020. H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020: BUILDING A LOW-CARBON, CLIMATE-RESILIENT FUTURE: SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY.

TThe aim of TIGON is the rollout and seamless integration of smart, DC-based network structures within the existing energy system, while providing auxiliary services to the main grid. The project also aims to improve the reliability, durability, performance and efficiency of hybrid networks by developing innovative electronic solutions in the areas of energy and systems, along with software tools for the efficient management, monitoring and control of DC-based networks. 

These solutions will be presented in the form of two demonstrator systems, one of which is the smart grid located at CEDER-CIEMAT. 

The TIGON project comprises a multidisciplinary team made up of 15 organizations from eight EU countries.

Duration: 2020- 2024.

MAGYSTER

MAGYSTER: Active Architectural Modules with Geothermal and Renewable Energy Systems

This project is funded by the National R&D Plan.

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It grew out of the need to comply with the stringent requirements for energy efficiency and safety of personnel at military facilities and encampments. The aim of MAGYSTER is to develop industrialized modules with ballistic resistance for the construction of new, transportable buildings, and to produce innovative designs that allow for the industrial manufacture of residential spaces equipped with active solar performance, which would be used to heat fluids for climate-control systems and provide sanitary hot water.

Likewise, models are created that treat the different solar-based systems as new construction elements, in order to achieve energy optimization for the building envelope and minimize consumption of conventional energy, while at the same time introducing considerations of ballistic safety into the energy-balance equation and fostering the development of new materials within the multi-layered enclosures of the buildings.

Duration: 2018-2020.

TOGETHER

TOGETHER: TrigeneratiOn with GEoThermal Energy, Hydrogen Energy and Renewable Energy

The TOGETHER project is funded by the National R&D Plan.

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It focuses on technological and research-oriented development with a view to combining the fields of electricity production from renewable energy; storage of this energy (in both electrochemical form and using a more innovative hydrogen-based storage system); and the use of this stored energy to generate electricity on demand from batteries and fuel cells. The latter will be used as the basis for cogeneration in conjunction with geothermal energy or absorption/heat pumps for the purposes of climate control.

Duration: 2018-2020

CITIES

CITIES: Smart, Fully Integrable, Efficient and Sustainable Cities

Knowledge network funded by the Ibero-American Programme of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED).

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The aim of this project is to develop a strategic-planning methodology that will help cities in the region move towards becoming more sustainable, through cooperation and knowledge transfer between the participating research groups. When developing the methodology, the specific issues facing cities in the countries in question will be taken into account.  This will establish a foundation for the creation of smart cities: as well as becoming more efficient and sustainable, such cities must also be eminently integrable. The concept of integrability is fundamental to the development of smart cities, as they will become multi-disciplinary and wholly heterogeneous spaces not only in terms of their areas of interest, but also with regard to the partial or overall objectives that pertain to these areas.

Link: http://www.cyted.org/cities

Duration: 2018-2022

Completed projects

ENERGYSIS

ENERGYSiS: Development of a transportable energy-island system for modular structures of low demand and high energy efficiency

This project is funded by the National R&D Plan.

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It aims to develop, build a working prototype and validate a scalable, highly energy-efficient system comprised of lightweight and ultra-lightweight modular structures and a sustainable, renewables-based solution for providing these structures with climate control and supplying them with electricity. The project stands out for its portability and independence from fossil fuels and other energy systems.

Duration: 2016-2019

REDHIDRO

REDHIDRO: Ibero-American Small-Scale Hydropower Network

Knowledge network funded by the Ibero-American Programme of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED).

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The aim of this project is to enable experts from Ibero-American countries to share knowledge and information on current R&D&I initiatives regarding the promotion of hydropower, in order to stimulate a creative dialogue with the corresponding professional community.
 
Duration: 2016-2019

MIRED-CON

MIRED-CON: Microgeneration/Minigeneration and Management of Distributed Renewable Energy

This project is funded by the National R&D Plan.

It comprises the installation of advanced infrastructure for measuring and monitoring a grid that aims to be self-managing in terms of energy. This new grid would thus become a benchmark for future distribution networks. This distributed generation network incorporates wind energy, photovoltaic solar energy, mini-hydraulic energy and cogeneration from biomass, in addition to storage (using batteries as a basic system and a flywheel as a faster storage system) and both active and passive loads.

Duration: 2012-2015

OVI-RED

OVI-RED: Virtual Operator for Microgrids with Storage

This project is funded by the National R&D Plan.

It focuses on the design, development and implementation of a multi-level control system for the technical and economic management of a set of microgrids. In turn, these microgrids individually manage the resources contained at the local level, with distributed energy storage provided via different technologies. The basis of the project is the concept of the Virtual Power Plant (VPP).

Duration: 2012-2015

S.O.R.I.A. (+X-)

S.O.R.I.A. (+X-): Software for Intelligently Organizing and Regulating the Council’s Energy Management

This project is funded by the National R&D Plan. 

with the aim of creating software to capture information from municipal facilities, equipment, infrastructure and vehicles, which can then be used to produce detailed data on energy consumption, inform the decision-making process and take action to optimize the system. The project uses predictive algorithms to enable comprehensive management of the energy resources that fall within the remit of Soria Municipal Council. 

Duration: 2011-2014