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Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 2.82M | Year: 2016

MEAN4SG network aims to educate 11 young researchers in the smart grids metrology field by constructing a training network gathering the whole innovation value chain. The main EU actors in the field of smart grids metrology have worked together, under the umbrella of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET), and relying on the support of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), in order to design a training program coping with the principal R&D challenges related to metrology for smart grids while tackling the shortage of highly-skilled professionals on this area that has been foreseen by the European Commission, the electricity grids industrial sector and the academia. The overall MEAN4SG research programme tackles the main research challenges in the smart grids metrology field identified by the European R&D community: (1) power quality analysis, (2) smart grids modelling and management, (3) advanced monitoring through Phasor Measurement Units applications and (4) smart cable diagnosis. These main goals have been divided into eleven specific objectives, which will be assigned to the fellows, for them to focus their R&D project, PhD Thesis and professional career. The established training plan answers the challenges identified by the SET Plan Education Roadmap. Personal Development Career Plans (PCDP) will be tuned up for every fellow, being their accomplishment controlled by a Personal Supervisory Team (PST), composed by a main supervisor from the beneficiary and two mentors from the institutions hosting the two fellows secondments. The training plan includes intra-network activities, like Specific Courses lectured by the project partners, as well as network-wide initiatives, like two secondments for every fellow, PhD Seminars organized in cooperation with EURAMET and Summer Schools. Internal agreements have been reached among the beneficiaries to ensure the access for all the fellows to the obtention of a PhD degree.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: INFRAIA-1-2014-2015 | Award Amount: 10.00M | Year: 2015

Renewable energy sources are key enablers to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to cope with the anthropogenic global warming. The intermittent behaviour of them and their limited storage capabilities present new challenges to power system operators in maintaining power quality and reliability. However, the increased availability of advanced automation and communication technologies has also provided new intelligent solutions to these challenges. Previous work has presented various new methods to operate highly interconnected power grids with corresponding components in a more effective way. As a consequence of these developments the traditional power system is transformed into a cyber-physical system, a Smart Grid. Previous and ongoing research activities have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of Smart Grids, but until now no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in a cyber-physical systems manner is available. The lack of system validation approaches for Smart Grids is especially addressed by ERIGrid. By providing a Pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing Smart Grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers in is provided as well to foster future innovation. ERIGrid addresses these challenging aims by providing a single entry point to the provided research infrastructure and offering a broad spectrum of services to researchers active in Smart Grids. This will strengthen the technical leadership of Europe in the energy domain.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2010.7.1-1 | Award Amount: 52.26M | Year: 2011

Grid4EU project is an innovative SmartGrid project proposed by a group of Distribution System Operators (from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden), in close partnership with a set of electricity retailers, manufacturers and research organizations. Adopting a systemic approach and organized around large-scale demonstrations networks located in six different countries, its structure is built to facilitate dynamic knowledge sharing, technical assistance and review. The project will run over a 51 month period. Grid4EU aims at testing in real size some innovative system concepts and technologies in order to highlight and help to remove some of the barriers to the smart grids deployment and the achievement of the 2020 European goals. These barriers may be technical, economic, societal, environmental or regulatory barriers. It focuses on how distribution system operators can dynamically manage electricity supply and demand, which is crucial for integration of large amounts of renewable energy, and empowers consumers to become active participants in their energy choices. Ultimately, these innovative concepts and technologies should cost-effectively increase the networks reliability, flexibility, and resiliency.


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2013-04-10

The invention relates to a gas circuit breaker switch (5) which can be integrated inside a switching device insulated in a dielectric gas, said switch (5) comprising an arc chute (1) inside which a fixed contact (3) and a moving contact (4) are arranged. The integration of the contacts (3, 4) inside at least one casing (19, 20) corresponding to the arc chute (1) allows reducing distances between phases, in addition to preventing any incident in one phase from affecting the remaining phases, and finally more compact electrical equipment is obtained. The switch (5) also comprises at least one generation means (6) for generating at least one gas, at least one blowout/intake means (7) for at least one extinguishing gas and at least one generation means (2) for generating a magnetic field, such that the electric arc generated between the contacts (3, 4) of the switch (5) can be extinguished by combining said means (6, 7, 2).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2015-08-19

The present invention relates to an electrical coupling device. The electrical coupling device (1) allows coupling between different sets of busbars (2, 3) that are encapsulated or insulated in their corresponding modules (4, 5), such that said coupling is carried out when they are live, i.e., without putting a line connection switchboard comprising the set of busbars (2) out of service. The device (1) allows performing quick and safe electrical coupling, maintaining the protection rating of IP2X at all times.


The present invention relates to electrical switchgear with a built-in connection system (7) for connecting measuring and/or communication equipment comprising: at least one high-voltage compartment (1, 1) incorporating electric power distribution elements (2); at least one low-voltage compartment (3) incorporating control, communication, diagnostic, measuring and protection elements (4); and at least one connecting point (6) for measuring and/or communication equipment (5); where the connecting point (6) for measuring and/or communication equipment (5) is installed in the low-voltage compartment (3), such that the measuring and/or communication equipment (5) can be connected without having to perform switching operations in the high-voltage power grid.


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2016-10-26

The present invention relates to an on-load tap changer device, which allows the automatic regulation of voltage in the secondary winding (28) of high-voltage electrical equipment (26) by selecting the number of turns of the primary winding (27) by means of an on-load tap changer device (1), having reduced volume and weight, obtaining the highest possible number of transformation ratios without changing the constructive arrangement of the high-voltage electrical equipment (26).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2013-01-02

It comprises an outer pot (110) having an inner cavity (115) for receiving an inner pot (130), the outer pot (110) having an interior (117) where a tray structure (118) is provided comprising trays (118a, 118b, 118c) dividing said interior (117) into sub-chambers (C1, C2, C3, C4) arranged at different levels for supplying watering liquid towards the inner cavity (115) at different heights through openings (116, 131) formed in the outer and inner pots (110, 130). Valve means (300) operated according to the hydrostatic pressure of the watering liquid in the sub-chamber (C1, C2, C3, C4) are provided for allowing controlled supply of watering liquid to the inner cavity (115). Adjusting means are provided for controlling the amount of watering liquid supplied into each sub-chamber (C1, C2, C3, C4).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2015-08-12

The present invention relates to an electrical low-voltage power distribution equipment for the distribution of electrical power to different consumers, wherein the equipment can be expanded when it is live to allow supplying power to a larger number of consumers, maintaining an IP protection rating of IP2X at all times, for which purpose it basically comprises at least one outlet with a fuse-holder base (2) and at least one set of busbars (1) encapsulated in an insulation module (4) preventing access to live parts, as well as a connection point (6) that allows the expansion thereof when it is live and is also encapsulated in the insulation module (4).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2014-04-30

The method for monitoring partial discharges in distribution elements (4) in voltage, online or offline, of a high voltage power distribution network (2) elements (4), provided with distribution elements (4), is carried out by means of at least one measuring equipment (13, 14) and at least one device for producing and injecting defined charge pulses (1), such that in a first the tracking of the voltage of the distribution network (2) step is carried out and in a second step, by means of the production and injection of a defined charge pulse and synchronized with the voltage of the network (2), the measurements of the partial discharges are quantified through the measuring equipments (13, 14) regardless of the configuration or topology of the distribution network (2). At the same time several measuring equipments (13, 14) can be synchronized. By means of this monitoring method it is allowed carrying out remotely both the monitoring of the distribution network (2) and the management of its facilities (3, 3 3).

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