Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya


Who is IREC?

IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya is the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, a Catalan research centre, part of the ICERCA – Centres de Recerca de Catalunya institute. Its mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of our society implementing industrial competitiveness, generating scientific knowledge, and building technology around energy-related issues. The Power Systems research group within IREC encompasses a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines (such as #electrical, #electronic, #energy, #communications, #control, among others) required to comply with an evolving electrical system and sector. Its research lines are focused on the resolution of challenges of the future power systems, allowing larger integration of renewable energy sources, energy storage, as well as power converters and electric vehicles.


Which is their role in iPLUG-HE?

They are WP4 leader, where the objective is to ensure a stable and secure integration of the multiport converters with the network and their elements. IREC is also involved in WP1, supporting the definition of resilience indicators, in WP3 for the modelling and simulation of MV level multiport converters and in WP5, they will be responsible for the life cycle assessment of the chosen multiport converter topologies and for the exploitation of iPLUG project outputs and innovations developed by Energy System Analytics Group and Knowledge and Technology Transfer Department.