Innovative power electronics for a greener energy grid

The iPLUG project will develop novel power electronics based on multiport converters, thus facilitating the integration of multiple renewable sources, energy storage systems, and loads to the grid.


The increasing adoption of renewable energy technologies exerts strain on the distribution grids operating at low and medium voltage levels. Alongside this, contemporary distribution grids encounter additional obstacles such as the need for new infrastructure and the connection of diverse loads operating at varying voltage levels. To address these challenges, the iPLUG project, supported by the European Union, aims to create innovative power electronics utilizing multiport converters. These converters will enable the seamless integration of multiple renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, and loads into the distribution grid. By deploying these converters across different locations, the iPLUG project aims to alleviate grid congestion and enhance overall system performance.

Value proposition

How the use of multiport converters will reduce grid congestion and increase the efficiency of renewable energy integration?

Improved grid stability and reliability

By using multiport converters, the iPLUG project aims to reduce grid congestion and improve the stability and reliability of the electricity grid. This will help to prevent blackouts and other disruptions to energy supply.

Cost savings

By using multiport converters, the iPLUG project aims to reduce the cost of integrating renewable energy technologies into the grid. This will help to make renewable energy more competitive with fossil fuels.

Increased renewable energy integration

The iPLUG project will make it easier to integrate multiple renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, into the grid. This will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote a more sustainable energy system.

Greater flexibility

The iPLUG project will allow for greater flexibility in managing energy flows on the grid. This will make it easier to balance supply and demand and to integrate new energy storage technologies.

Latest news

CIRED 2024 Conference

Two weeks ago, Paula Muñoz from CITCEA-UPC attended the CIRED (International Community on Electricity Distribution) 2024 Vienna, focused on increasing distribution network hosting capacity. Paula Muñoz presented our paper entitled “Multiport Converter Design and Optimal Location in Distribution Grids”, co-authored by Marc Cheah Mañé, Eduardo...

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PEMD 2024 Conference

🌐 Our project was represented by Yahia (UNIPD) at the PEMD 2024 Conference held at the PEMD | International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (, Nottingham (UK)! 🇬🇧 Yahia, presented a comprehensive study which evaluates #semiconductor device stresses, losses, total chip area and magnetic element size. The main...

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Have a look to this event organized by our colleagues from AGISTIN (Horizon Europe project). In iPLUG-HE we are also interested in #gridcodes for #MultiportConverters. This has been covered in WP1 and will be soon available in D1.1. Future grid codes for Multiport Converters must also consider existing requirements from #storage devices as...

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Our team

The iPLUG project consortium is formed by the following partners:

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