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NEW COLLABORATION WITH ‘HE-SSTAR’ PROJECT

ūüďĘ Exciting News!¬† We are happy to announce a new collaboration with HE SSTAR project. Please find as follows a short SSTAR¬†summary: Considering the needed transition towards a low-carbon economy, SSTAR project is contributing to change the energy industry infrastructure, starting from Solid-State Transformers (SSTs). The SST is a quite recent...

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eGrid 2023

ūüĆź Our project was represented by Yahia (UNIPD) at the 8th IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid 2023) held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany! ūüá©ūüá™ Sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), this workshop served as a pivotal platform for industry professionals and...

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02 NEWSLETTER

ūüďĘ Exciting News! Newsletter #2 is here! ūüďį Dive into our latest update, covering two major events and essential technical details about MultiPorts. Stay informed and engaged with our progress. Check it out now! Access here to read the full newsletter. #horizoneurope¬†#energy¬†#powerelectronics CITCEA-UPC,¬†Universit√† degli Studi di Padova,¬†Chalmers...

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VALUE PROPOSITION

How the use of multiport converters will reduce grid congestion and increase the efficiency of renewable energy integration? #horizoneurope #energy #powerelectronics CITCEA-UPC, Università degli Studi di Padova, Chalmers University of Technology, IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, University of Strathclyde, INFRAESTRUCTURES DE LA...

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WP4

Hierarchical, distributed grid intelligence will play an important role in the future of low inertia, converter-dominated power systems.In iPLUG's vision of the future distribution grids, the Multiport Converters will stand as critical intelligent and autonomous agents which act as local "brains" managing multiple distributed energy sources and...

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02 GA – summary

Two weeks ago, Typhoon HIL, Inc. hosted the 02 General Assembly, in Novi Sad, Serbia. On the first day, there was an extensive review of the Work Packages and technical discussions regarding Multiport converters sizing and topologies for medium voltage applications. Later in the day, attendees had the opportunity to tour Typhoon HIL facilities...

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02 GA – 2st day

The second day of the General Assembly concluded, marked by numerous productive technical discussions on multiport converter topologies and control.#horizoneurope #energy #powerelectronics CITCEA-UPC, Università degli Studi di Padova, Chalmers University of Technology, IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, University of...

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02 GA – 1st day

The 02 iPLUG’s GA has already started, Hosted by Typhoon HIL, Inc. in Novi Sad, Serbia.#horizoneurope #energy #powerelectronics CITCEA-UPC, Università degli Studi di Padova, Chalmers University of Technology, IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, University of Strathclyde, INFRAESTRUCTURES DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA...

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E-smarter Europe

Last week, IPLUG attended the E-smarter Europe event at Messe M√ľnchen, which took place from June 14 to 16, 2023. ūüĆćūüĒĆ This event, themed "Creating a new energy world," stood as Europe's largest platform for the energy industry and drew an impressive attendance of over 100k visitors. It focused on renewable energies, decentralization, and...

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The smarter E event closing day

iPLUG wants to express our sincere gratitude for your attendance and participation at The smarter E event. Your presence and engagement made it a remarkable success! A special thanks to Alessandro, Maria Laura and Edoardo for organizing and the support given through the event, as well as all the other 7 EU...

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Panel session¬†‚ÄúFlexibility and retail market options for DSO – Replicable solutions for a cross-sector compliant energy ecosystem‚ÄĚ

Today our colleague Dr Marc Cheah Ma√Ī√© from CITCEA-UPC participated in the panel session ‚ÄúFlexibility and retail market options for DSO - Replicable solutions for a cross-sector compliant energy ecosystem‚ÄĚ organized by CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency Bridge ETIPSNET,...

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 iPLUG-HE project at The smarter E event

CITCEA-UPC is representing the iPLUG-HE project at The smarter E event, taking place in Munich, Germany. Feel free to reach out to us in, European Commission BRIDGE ETIP SNET CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency zone (booth B5.220A), and let's seize this opportunity...

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01 NEWSLETTER

We are thrilled to share the first iPLUG project newsletter! ūüéČ Our newsletter provides insights into the objectives, impact, and partners of this EU-funded project. iPLUG is developing cutting-edge power electronics based on multiport converters that enable the integration of renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, and loads to the...

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WP3 OBJECTIVES

The WP3 objectives are: ‚ÄĘ Reviewing multiport power converter topologies for LV applications and compared them in terms of efficiency, power density, component count and controllability.‚ÄĘ Power Converter modelling and control to ensure Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS), wide bandwidth current/voltage control and impedance passivity at converter...

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WP3 KICK-OFF

We're excited to share that iPLUG-HE has started the activities of WP3: the development of efficient multiport power converters for low voltage applications. Our goal is to create a solution that is more efficient, smaller, and easier to scale than traditional setups that require dedicated power converters for each port. Our multiport structures...

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WP2 OBJECTIVES

The objectives of WP2 are:‚ÄĘ Reviewing multiport converter topologies based on¬†#modularconverters¬†with parallel/series cell connections and¬†#isolation¬†options for various ports‚ÄĘ Development of control and modulation strategies to achieve¬†#functionalities¬†at the different ports‚ÄĘ Selection of topologies based...

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WP2 KICK-OFF

Last month iPLUG-HE started WP2 led by Chalmers tekniska högskola. This WP addresses the design and development of #reliable, #efficient, #modular and #highpowerdensity #multiportconverter topologies for medium voltage distribution grids as compared with the more traditional solutions where a dedicated converter is used to interface sources and...

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Interconnection requirments for Multiport Power Converters

#Multiportconverters will integrate 3 or more ports (each with associated energy sources/sinks) with potentially multiple networks and can have time-varying objectives. As a result, the definition of interconnection requirements for multiport converters will be difficult compared to conventional converter-interfaced devices, whose requirements...

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01 GA SUMMARY

Last week the first iPLUG-HE General Assembly meeting was held on the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The first day, a brief review of current activities was presented with focus on the results from WP1. In particular, the study cases, potential KPIs and grid requirements for #multiportconverters were summarised. The second day, different...

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01 GA

The iPLUG-HE 01 GA is about to start, hosted by University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. #horizoneurope#energy#powerelectronics CITCEA-UPC, Chalmers University of Technology, IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, Anell, Typhoon HIL, Inc., INFRAESTRUCTURES DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA SAU, Università degli Studi di Padova...

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Multiport Power Converter for Interconnected Communities.

Third group of scenarios examines introduction of Multiport Power Converter within #offgrid communities currently powered by on-site generation. Such #microgrid systems are predominant source of electricity within some #ruralcommunities in Scottish Highlands as well as across the Global South. Adoption of MPC could significantly improve power...

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Multiport Power Converter for Household Applications

Multiport Power Converter for Household Applications.Second group of case studies investigated by iPLUG-HE considers scenarios where Multiport Power Converter is used within #Household Applications to integrate local #PV, #Electric Vehicle and #Battery Energy Storage Systems. Initial analysis confirms that introduction of Multiport Power...

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Adoption of Multiport Power Converter at the Medium Voltage Level

Introduction of Multiport Power Converter within MV networks shows a potential for greater power flow balancing between feeders operating either at the same or different voltage levels. In such cases, additional ports of the converter can be used to utilise local #renewablegeneration, adapt backup #energystorage devices or support #EV charging...

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Asiatic Dating Traditions

Eastern women are frequently portrayed as hypersexualized wild" Geisha females knowing it" or obedient and subservient when it comes to dating. These preconceptions may have a detrimental impact on Asian American children's romantic hopes and sense of self.Despite these unfavorable prejudices, Eastern dating lifestyle is improving. More Eastern...

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CITCEA-UPC description

Who is CITCEA-UPC?CITCEA-UPC is a research centre created in 2001 and based in Barcelona, Spain. The centre is devoted to #research, #innovation and #technologicaltransfer to the industry. Currently, 10 CITCEA-UPC members belong to the staff of professors of UPC, and the rest of the team consists of engineers, PhD students and master students,...

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UNIPD description

Who is Università degli Studi di Padova ?Celebrating in 2022 eight hundred years from its foundation, the University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of the leading Universities in #Italy and has a long tradition and consolidated reputation for #scientific excellence. Its 32 departments, 40 doctoral degree courses and 4 interdisciplinary research and...

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ICAT description

INFRAESTRUCTURES DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA SAU (ICAT) is the entity of the Generalitat de Catalunya that manages most of the constructions of the #Catalan Administration. It participates in the planning, construction, operation and maintenance phase of buildings and infrastructure driven by the Generalitat. The main strategic mission of...

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TYPH description

Tajfun HIL d.o.o. is a fully owned #Serbian subsidiary of Typhoon HIL, Inc., and a market and #technology leader in the rapidly growing field of ultra-high-fidelity Controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) simulation for #powerelectronics and #microgrids. Typhoon HIL delivers industry-proven, vertically integrated real-time test solutions that...

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ANELL description

Who is¬†Anell?Anńõll (ex Estabanell Distribuci√≥) is a Distribution System Operator based in¬†#Catalonia, Spain. Its electrical grid was initially built more than 100 years ago to supply electricity to the textile industry and was later expanded to supply electricity to other towns and end users. Anńõll has more than 120 km of 40 kV sub-transmission...

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IREC description

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...

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CTH description

Who is Chalmers tekniska högskola ?Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university based in #Gothenburg. The researchers involved in the project belong to the division of Electric Power Engineering in the department of Electrical engineering and conduct research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Research...

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UoS description

Who is the University of Strathclyde?The University of Strathclyde is a world-leading technological university located in Glasgow, Scotland. Strathclyde is one of Europe's largest energy research clusters, with a core focus on power engineering. Strathclyde is home to the state-of-the-art megawatt range research facilities PNDC and the DER...

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What is a Multiport Converter?

-What is a Multiport Converter?#powerelectronics have an important role on improving the operation of the distribution grid. A Multiport Converter considers the possibility to integrate multiple ports with AC and DC outputs, which could be used to introduce #storage or DC loads, such as #electricvehiclecharging stations, between AC feeders...

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KOM

Last September 22 and 23 we kicked off the Horizon Europe IPLUG project in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya  CITCEA-UPC. The project is entitled "Distributed multiport converters for integration of renewables, storage systems and loads while enhancing performance and resiliency of modern distributed networks". The consortium is led...

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