Ongoing projects


Advanced Grid Interfaces for innovative STorage INtegration. Ref. HORIZON- CL5-2022-D3-01-11

Project funded by the Framework Programme Horizon Europe (HORIZON): SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND COMPETITIVE ENERGY SUPPLY (HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01).

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AGISTIN will allow industrial grid users to quickly install renewable energies thanks to the advance integration of innovative energy storage technologies into the grid’s interface. The main objectives of this project are: developing new ways of energy storage to satisfy the stability and flexibility short duration needs of the grid, reducing the impact of a great and new energy demand to the grid and, finally, reducing the cost to high-demand grid users through an innovative integration of storage systems.

A total of two demonstrations and three tests, focused on the electrolysis of green hydrogen, pumping for irrigation systems and quick charge of electric vehicles, are meant to demonstrate the advance concepts of energy storage, grid integration and grid user. Among the storage technologies that will be studied in the AGISTINN project are, for instance, the use of irrigation systems as energy storage systems, aluminium-ion batteries, and aqueous electrochemical recuperators. These technologies will be developed and demonstrated in the context of their intended uses. 

A total of 14 entities from nine European countries are taking part in the AGISTINN project, being CEDER-CIEMAT one of them.



Storage Innovation for Green ENergy Systems. Ref. HORIZON- CL5-2022-D3-01-11

Project funded by the Framework Programme Horizon Europe (HORIZON): SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND COMPETITIVE ENERGY SUPPLY (HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01).

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The SINNOGENES project is aimed to develop a set of energetic tools, that is, a complete framework of methodologies, tools and technologies, allowing the grid integration of innovative storage solutions, while demonstrating sustainability, technical performance, useful life, cost and no-dependency on geographical location particularities. It will develop successful cases and storage systems, and will deploy them into innovative and “green” energy systems at different scales and times. The SINNOGENES project will be completed thanks to a detailed analysis about its scalability and replicability capacity, demonstrating the impact of the SINNOGENES innovations in Europe.

Six pilot studies will be carried out in Portugal, Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Spain. The Spanish demonstration will be held at CEDER-CIEMAT.

A total of 23 entities from nine European countries are taking part in the SINNOGENES project.

Duration: 2023-2026

Energetic Management of vehicles


Project funded by the MOVES Proyectos singulares II programme.

This project aims to integrate a fleet of 12 electric vehicles (two plug-in hybrid cars, two electric cars and eight electric bikes), in CEDER-CIEMAT’s smart microgrid.

These vehicles would be for the staff to use. Thanks to this project, CEDER-CIEMAT will develop a fleet-management tool that will allow to generate knowledge about the design of software app.

The app should be customisable, depending on the number and type of vehicles, energy storage capacity in the microgrid, and the capacity of renewable energy production in self-consumption mode.

Duration: 2022-2024


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


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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.


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.


Duration: 2018-2022

Completed projects


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: 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


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: 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: 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: 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