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Article | Technical and economic aspects of energy
Smart grids must be capable of meeting rapidly-changing needs while providing a reliable, secure, cost-competitive energy supply—despite new energy challenges on both the supply and demand sides.
CEA Tech develops information and communication technologies (ICTs) that enable a more effective observation of grid and energy flows. These solutions can also help transform consumers into prosumers through smart-energy algorithms capable of managing production, consumption, and storage.
A micro-hydro turbine designed to be integrated into water distribution networks was developed at Leti, a CEA Tech institute. The turbine harvests energy from the flow of water to power sensors used to monitor the network.
Tomorrow’s land transportation will be clean, smart, and shared. CEA Tech has been driving advances in the vehicle of the future through targeted research programs for years.
A heating-network substation was commissioned in the lab for testing, and then upgraded to a more advanced version. Two testing platforms at solar energy research center INES were connected for the first time ever for the tests.
The Tunisian government has adopted an energy transition policy that includes multiplying the contribution of renewable energy tenfold within twelve years. To successfully make the transition, the country needed a smart-grid solution tailored to local conditions.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, presented its digital tools for dimensioning and managing energy storage solutions at the ANCRE press conference on February 7, 2018. Liten’s solutions facilitate the integration of renewable energy into island grids.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.