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Smart electric grid

The current electrical power system was built up over more than a 100 years. However, over the last few decades, the rapid deployment of renewable energy sources, the introduction of new market and regulatory structures and the increased volume and use of electricity have brought significant challenges in operation and control of the power system. These challenges have so far been addressed by a number of initiatives, but further significant developments are required in order to secure system stability, reliability and security.

Such circumstances require further technological development to upgrade the current transmission and distribution system. This can be achieved by implementing new smart grid technologies and providing improved system support for advancements in the grid. It is anticipated that without smart grid technologies, the electrical power system would become less stable and disruption in the supply may occur much more frequently.

To satisfy both the increasing demand for energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions, it is of vital importance to build an electric system that can handle such challenges in a sustainable, reliable and economic way. When information and communication technologies are deployed on a large scale, the number of applications used in the smart grid quickly increases. Advantages include enhanced cyber-security, increased control over the intermittent sources of electricity like wind and solar power and even the integration of electric vehicles into the grid.

The smart grid has the potential to provide enhanced reliability and quality of power supply, while allowing greater levels of efficiency in power transmission and distribution. It will also be capable of integrating sustainable energy sources into power networks without compromising the balance between consumption and supply. This is why smart grids represent an essential piece of the future energy puzzle.

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EBUS BATTERY

The objective of E-bus battery project is the development of a modular battery system capable of using new types of cells of different chemistry for applications in the public transport sector and for re-use in stationary applications. BOOTH 76. 

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ELDEV

Eldev develops and manufactures next generation battery management solutions that thrive to increase efficiency as well as connectivity. Our technology targets a wide spectrum of specialized applications in the Lithium battery market, such as battery systems for yachts, caravans and commerical use vehicles. BOOTH 77. 

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Eneida

Eneida® develops and delivers especially designed, low cost, low power and robust wireless smart sensor networks, integrated with specific machine learning algorithms and a collaborative software platform. Such networks enable electric utilities to optimise the condition and operation of their critical assets both remotely and online. BOOTH 78. 

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UCGEN

The envisaged product is a next generation ultracapacitor, which will meet the need for higher efficiency and a lower cost-of-ownership. The key innovation with this product line is a significant increase in energy and power density. BOOTH 87. 

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ProInterface

Intelligent Power Conditioning and Monitoring Interfaces for Smart Grid Prosumers. BOOTH 85.  

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OgarniamPrad

Ogarniamprad.pl makes energy purchase and sales competitive, transparent, secure, comfortable and easy for consumers and retailers. BOOTH 84. 

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SCiBreak

SCiBreak develops ultra-fast circuit breakers for medium and high voltage based on an innovative concept that enables the interruption of fault currents in both AC and DC grids in a few milliseconds. BOOTH 86. 

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Forsnetics

Forsnetics delivers magnetic thrust bearings for the hydro-power industry. The technology enables oil free stations and increased reliability of operation at an investment that is covered from the savings it provides due to the reduction of friction losses in the hydro-power stations. BOOTH 81. 

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Linkener

Likener manages electric data to optimise the purchase and sales of power retailers. BOOTH 83. 

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ColdShift

Provides secure and intelligent flexibility for the electricity consumption of supermarket refrigeration systems. BOOTH 75. 

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Greenely

Helps households decrease their energy consumption without the need for any hardware. BOOTH 82. 

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Foreseeti

Is commercialising a cyber security assessment and modelling tool called “CySeMoL”. BOOTH 80. 

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Ferroamp Elektronik

Develops power electronics for smart grid applications related to solar power, energy storage, EV charging and visualisation of energy flows. BOOTH 79.