Cost-effective technological developments for accelerating the energy transition

TALENT project communication:

The aim of the transition to a more sustainable energy system is to build a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.
EU-funded project TALENT will aid this transformation 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 and 2) software to manage hybridised decentralised energy systems. In the case of power electronics, cost reduction will be mainly attained by means of new designs and architectures. With regards to 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.

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

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

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