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Cost-effective technological developments for accelerating the energy transition

  • Increase the grid flexibility
  • Boost batteries penetration in the grid
  • Decentralized and hybridized energy systems
  • Maximize the multi-service usage of the battery storage over the lifetime

The EU-funded project TALENT, will aid the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future with technological advancement in the generation, transport, and distribution phases of energy infrastructure. Since renewable energies are on the rise, the electric market needs to be adapted by means of increasing the grid flexibility, guaranteeing its stability and supply security, while still assuring affordable energy to end-consumers.

The main objective of TALENT is to achieve the increase of batteries penetration in the grid through the cost reduction in two main components:

1) Power electronics for batteries

2) Software to manage hybridized and decentralized energy systems.

In the case of power electronics, cost reduction will be mainly attained by means of new designs and architectures. With regards to the software, a cost reduction is reached due to its interoperability (software as a service – iSaaS).

CyberGrid’s role

CyberGrid will lead the development of a distributed architecture for the management of decentralised and hybridised energy systems. Based on the algorithms, an optimization method will be developed to maximise the multi-service usage of the battery storage over the lifetime, while minimizing ageing and loss of capacity. By extending battery life, fewer resources are required, which has a positive impact on the climate. Furthermore, the technology offers valuable insights for the production of more efficient batteries and can thus make an important contribution to the promotion of multi-service battery storage.

Read more about TALENT:

How to Support Energy Storage as the Key to Increase Renewable Energy

Energy network interoperability is key to sustainability

TALENT: Supporting the electric grid with batteries

Partners: TALENT was kicked off in October 2019 in Boecillo, Spain and is coordinated by Fundacion CARTIF. The consortium combines 11 partners and a third party across six different countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), each contributing specific knowledge to meet TALENT objectives.

Coordinator: Fundacion CARTIF

R&D programme: Horizon 2020

Time frame: 2019–2022

Official project website


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement Nº 864459.

“Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”

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