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INESC TEC part of a European project to develop the digital twin of the European electricity system

It is called TwinEU and is one of the largest consortia to date under the Horizon Europe programme. We're talking about €20M, and 75 partners from 15 countries, including INESC TEC. The goal? To develop a digital twin of the European electrical system to allow optimal management and planning of the electrical system in scenarios with high integration of renewable production, while designing new business models (e.g., the flexibility of the electrical system) towards achieving the European goals of carbon neutrality.

05th February 2024

Institutional

Researchers demonstrated new applications that enable new flexibility services for the power grid

Distribution System Operators have a new set of innovative applications, which will help them not only in the operation and planning of the distribution network, but also in the negotiation of new flexibility services on different market platforms. This was one of the main results of the EUniversal project, which also featured an open interface - UMEI, or Universal Market Enabling Interface - that facilitates the interaction between operators and new flexibility markets.

15th January 2024

Institutional

INESC TEC researchers won first and second places at the REN 2023 awards

Justino Rodrigues, INESC TEC researcher, was the big winner of the REN 2023 awards, in the category of "Best PhD thesis" in energy. In his thesis, developed within the scope of the Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Energy Systems of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) - and supervised by two INESC TEC researchers, Carlos Moreira and João Peças Lopes - Justino Rodrigues was able to test the incorporation of new functionalities for smart transformers applied to microgrids and multi-micro-grids; thanks to his work, the researcher received €30K.

24th November 2023

Institutional

The future of European distributed energy storage systems is interoperable

Developing open-source interoperability tools to improve the performance of distributed energy systems – this is the main objective of the European InterSTORE project, with INESC TEC as partner.  

17th November 2023

Institutional

INESC TEC maps the energy needs of the Asprela campus

The Asprela+Sustentável project focuses on transforming the Amial area into a pioneering model of solar energy management as a sustainable energy source. The municipal authorities of Porto, together with other partners – including INESC TEC – is already working on replicating this “square kilometre of sustainability” in other city locations.  

17th November 2023

Institutional

Artificial Intelligence and humans collaborate to increase safety of critical infrastructures

The European project AI4REALNET will support electricity, rail and air traffic system operators to implement human-intelligence interactions and increase safety and efficiency in decision making, considering the challenges of energy transition and digitalisation.

14th November 2023

Institutional

INESC TEC submarine "travels" to Cape Verde for an event on energy transition

INESC TEC participated in the fourth edition of the International Fair of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (FIEREE), which took place in Cape Verde. The event was held in Cidade da Praia (Santiago Island), between October 12 and 14 - with the motto "Towards a fair and sustainable transition". The MARES - an autonomous underwater vehicle developed by INESC TEC - travelled to Cape Verde, alongside three researchers who represented the institution during the event's exhibition, as well as in one of the discussion panels.

18th October 2023

Institutional

Protection, control and monitoring of medium voltage networks: researchers develop platform for the substation of the future

The SCALE project, which brought together INESC TEC, Efacec, Armis and the Telecommunications Institute, has ended. The collaboration between these entities translated into a platform for the digital distribution substation of the future - which allows to control, monitor, and protect power distribution networks. The solution has been successfully demonstrated in the laboratory.

16th October 2023

Institutional

Baterias 2030: renewable production technologies at the service of the community

Photovoltaic solar modules for facades, wind systems and pavements capable of generating power: welcome to the cities of the future! The journey that began in 2020, towards promoting the decarbonisation of cities through renewable energy communities, is now coming to an end.

17th August 2023

Institutional

“Empresas e Academia – O novo compromisso para a inovação” – INESC TEC participated in an event promoted by Agência Lusa and COTEC Portugal

What is the relationship between companies and universities? What path should Portugal follow to leverage innovation partnerships that boost industrialisation and growth? These were some of topics discussed during an event promoted by Agência Lusa and COTEC Portugal, featuring INESC TEC.

28th July 2023

Institutional

Ecovale: energy efficiency training sessions kicked off in Barcelos and Vila Nova de Famalicão

Is the refrigerator the top energy-consuming appliance in my home? Is my house ready for the temperature changes during winter and summer? What energy efficiency actions can I adopt?  How can I monitor my household energy consumption? These and other issues were addressed in the first workshops of the Ecovale project, aimed at the population of Barcelos and Vila Nova de Famalicão; the events brought together dozens of citizens from both cities.

28th July 2023

Institutional

Smart Grids: INESC TEC promotes training action in liaison with the Atlantic Technical University

During the months of June and July, INESC TEC will carry out a capacity-building action dedicated to "Smart Grids" targeting the professors at the Higher Institute of Engineering and Marine Sciences (ISECMAR) of the Atlantic Technical University (UTA), Cape Verde, as well as a training initiative with business actors part of the electricity sector. This action follows the cooperation agreement between INESC TEC and UTA, signed in 2022.

21st June 2023

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