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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.
Energy Observer, the world’s first hydrogen-powered boat, features an innovative end-to-end energy architecture that is 100% carbon-free, distributed, and digital. Didier Bouix, who heads the project at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently won the Mission Innovation Champions award for his work.
The French National Solar Energy Institute (INES) developed and tested an energy management system coupled with battery-based energy storage. The solution is currently being rolled out at the Sainte Rose wind farm in Guadeloupe.
The first power-to-gas demonstrator unit built on technology developed by the CEA was commissioned a few months ago. The early results are very encouraging for the future of the technology, which could play a major role in facilitating the integration of renewable energy into our grids.
Smart Battery for Electric Cars, Bikes, Robots & Smartphones Powers on Even When Cell Fails
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.
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.