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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.
In research conducted for the EU m2M-grid project, CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed advanced microgrid coordination tools that were successfully tested on a real grid operated by electric utility SOREA.
A system for detecting transitory faults on medium-voltage electrical distribution networks was developed to prevent power outages before they occur. It can detect and locate very early indicators of wear or damage to cables.
The Tendermint blockchain consensus was recently validated—a noteworthy occurrence in the world of blockchain, where proof of the validity of protocols is only rarely provided.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is currently developing software to pinpoint losses in solar PV power plants. The software should be helpful in improving plant maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
Differential voltage measurement was used to develop models that will enable more detailed characterization of lithium-ion battery aging.
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.