04 December 2015

E2SG: ENIAC JU 2015 innovation award´s winner

The E2SG - “Energy to Smart Grid” – project is the ENIAC JU 2015 innovation award´s winner. The prize was given during the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2015 (ENF’15). E2SG addresses the transition from a “first order” to a sophisticated solution that addresses smart metering, secure communication and processing of information of consumption and harvesting, highly efficient power conversion and advanced control of power distribution, as key facilitators to enable a truly smart grid.

The unique consortium, 29 partners from 9 countries, includes big industrial players, innovative SMEs and high quality research centres.

Seven patents and four patent applications for semiconductor devices/technology and power conversion were filed, securing the position of future innovation for European players in the smart grid, building and industry automation. The knowledge gained was transferred to standardization groups in the areas of security (TCG, BSI) and semiconductor devices (VDE, IEC). The consortium was able to demonstrate its credibility and disseminate to the wider community via more than 115 contributions, some in premier conferences & events and 36 scientific Journal publications.

CTTC participates to E2SG through the SMARTECH department. The IoTWOLRD testbed has been extensively used in this project. New building blocks that measure and optimize the energy consumption in buildings taking into consideration dynamic pricing and the user´s comfort have been developed during the lifetime of the project.

The IoTWORLD is one of the few platforms that facilitates real time measurements of CO2, temperature, humidity, power consumption in buildings using a multihop network and cloud capabilities.

In addition, the SMARTECH researchers have proposed innovative demand response algorithms that reduce the power consumption in buildings. The results of the work have been published in journals with high impact factor such as IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Energy and Applied Energy.

E2SG team in ENF´15: Second and third from the left Christos Verikoukis (CTTC) and Holger Schmidt (E2SG Project Manager, Infineon)..

E2SG stand in the ENF’15