Innovative controls for renewable sources Integration into smart energy systems


The continuous increase of the share of renewable energy sources is redefining the electrical networks. In future infrastructures, an important number of agents (sources, storage devices and consumers) will have intelligent interfaces allowing the regulation of the injection and extraction of power into the grid. This context will create multiple alternatives to increase the efficiency in electricity generation and consumption, to reduce energy costs and to provide a more reliable operation of electrical grids. These future networks will be only possible with suitable control algorithms. INCITE is a multisectoral consortium gathering experts on control and power systems, from academia and industry with the purpose of providing innovative control solutions for the future electrical networks.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Alberto Borghetti

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi"

Fundacio Institut De Recerca De L'Energia De Catalunya(Spain)

Other Participants:
Technische Universiteit Delft - Delft University Of Technology (Netherlands)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Efacec Energia - Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos, S.A. (Portugal)
Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. (Belgium)
General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH (Germany)
Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya (Spain)
Université Joseph Fourier (France)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 3.527.433,00
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/12/2015
End Date: 30/11/2019

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Affordable and clean energy This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 675318