Who we are
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.a. is a leading provider of advanced Information Technology systems and services to diverse commercial and governmental customers, with a particular attention to the Energy and Smart Grid sector. Engineering Group is currently the first IT group in Italy has about 12.000 employees and 40 branch offices. Engineering is the BD4NRG project coordinator, leading WP4 Data Modelling & Open Modular AI-based edge-level Analytics Toolbox and WP10 on Dissemination, Exploitation and Standardisation activities.
Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems: The goal of ACS is to implement a multidisciplinary research approach able to capture the most recent advances in ICT to support the solution of the most advanced problems in the area of grid dynamics and automation.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS is a leading Information Technologies service provider and software developer in the field of e-government, operating internationally as a group of companies, with offices and antennas in Athens, Berlin, Basel, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Luxembourg, Nicosia, Stockholm, etc. The group designs, develops, supports and operates complex IT systems and commercialises a wide range of software products in the field of e-government, using state-of-the-art technologies.EUROPEAN DYNAMICS operates along the following lines:
- Bespoke development and delivery on IT projects on a turn-key basis
- IT consulting services & outsourcing
- Design, marketing and support of software products in the field of e-government
- Outsourcing, SaaS (software as a service), cloud and managed services
The International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) is a coalition of more than 120 member companies that share a vision of a world where all companies self-determine usage rules and realize the full value of their data in secure, trusted, equal partnerships; and we are making that vision a reality. Our goal is nothing less than a global standard for international data spaces (IDS) and interfaces, as well as fostering the related technologies and business models that will drive the data economy of the future across industries.
ENTSO-E is the official interface between the EU and transmission system operators. The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity gathers 41 members and one observer member across 35 countries. ENTSO-E members serve half a billion customers linking power generation to distribution systems and large industrial customers, and countries to countries. The organization facilitates one of the largest power market in the world and plans the development of transmission infrastructure. By EU law, ENTSO-E is responsible for several building blocks of the energy union. To name a few, ENTSO-E is in charge of drafting new EU technical rules for the power system and market & the EU network codes. ENTSO-E is also issuing every two year a pan-European 10-year network development plan to support Europe's climate objectives. It also manages a European transparency platform making near to real-time grid data accessible to all market participants. ENTSO-E is also advising and making proposals on EU policies impacting the power system taking a European, system and customer view. ENTSO-E supports the energy transition and innovation in power networks.
UNIWA was established in 2018, following the merger of the Piraeus and Athens Universities of Applied Sciences, becoming in this way the third biggest University in Greece with over 50.000 students. The University, based on the long and successful tradition of the two preceding institutes, provides high-level undergraduate and postgraduate education combined with advanced research and strong networking with local and foreign institutes. To this end, UNIWA participates actively in several national and EU funding programs. Currently, the University consists of six different schools (Engineering, Administrative, Economics & Social Sciences, Food Sciences, Applied Arts & Culture, Health Professions & Care, Public Health) and offers 27 undergraduate and 58 postgraduate programs in total. In BD4NRG project, the work will be undertaken from the department of Mechanical Engineers and more specifically from the Soft Energy Applications and Environmental Protection Lab (http://www.sealab.gr/) carrying significant expertise in the fields of:
- Energy transition planning for island regions
- Energy Management for microgrids and island grids comprising RES, storage and DSM
- Modelling of energy storage technologies -Clean Electromobility configurations and applications
- RES power generation and load demand forecasting with Machine Learning techniques
- Modelling of the Water-Energy Nexus
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around ~ 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.
The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With over 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. Our multidisciplinary and multicultural team has the skills to cover all the activities needed to run projects successfully, from scientific leadership to partnership coordination, from development of emerging technologies to the exploitation of project outcomes, with a strong focus on dissemination, innovation adoption and commercialization.
CARTIF is a horizontal, private and non-profit Research Institution, whose main mission is providing innovative solutions to the industry to enhance their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities. It is a multidisciplinary centre that works in multiple knowledge fields focused to many economic sectors: energy, food, industry, construction and infrastructures, health and environment, addressing research lines oriented to the main societal challenges, as industry 4.0, smart grids, smart cities, energy efficiency, cultural heritage, quality of life, circular economy, natural resources and biotechnology.
Within BD4NRG, the energy department of CARTIF is participating in the development of the Large Scale Pilot (LSP) 10, about next generation of EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) v2.0 or dynamic EPC. CARTIF contributes the expertise in the energy field and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) applied into energy efficiency to afford with new paradigms in the building energy performance.
University of Ljubljana is a public autonomous educational, scientific research and artistic institution of higher education with a very rich tradition. It is the oldest and the biggest university in Slovenia, established in 1919. Its member participating in BD4NRG is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where education the electrical engineering experts and research work are closely intertwined. Alongside electronics and power engineering, the Faculty is also active in the fields of telecommunications and automation. All fields are integrated with computer and IT sciences, including the most up-to-date communications tools, Internet developments and multimedia solutions.At the Faculty, the team of the Laboratory of Energy Policy (LEST) focuses mainly on the electricity market strategies, generation planning in energy systems, renewable energy sources integration, smart grids applications, asset management in generation and transmission, and power system economics. In scientific work, we follow a simple principle: follow the ethics in all our work, apply scientific methods in practice in the field, and focus on solutions that support the competitiveness of the Slovenian and EU industry.
Enel X S.r.l. is a company incorporated in Rome (Italy) and is a subsidiary fully owned by Enel SpA a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. Enel X consists of 6 Global Business Lines, divided by type of Customer (e-Home, e-Industry and e-City) and by type of Product (e-Mobility, Financial Services and Ultra broadband). In line with the Group's "Open Power" logic, Enel X has created an internal structure with the aim of encouraging continuous innovation and transforming it into value for the company and for customers, while responding to main challenges of sustainable development: Innovability Enel X.
The project BD4NRG will be carried out by this Unit which aim is to ensure the scouting of innovation trends in all sectors linked to the Enel X business. In particular Enel X has developed several Energy Storage projects with installation in Europe and in the world, coupling ES systems with renewable generation plants, in different sizes and configurations, connected to the grid or isolated gaining a large experience in ES systems design, purchase, commissioning and operation, in different geographical, social and regulatory contexts.
Enel X is interested in investigating and exploiting the capabilities applying big data technologies to Energy Storage systems design, integration in the energy system, operation and maintenance, for a better provision of innovative energy and system services, with the final aim of guaranteeing energy security of supply in different geographical and social contexts.
REN – Rede Eléctrica Nacional, S.A. (“REN”) is the Portuguese Transmission System Operator; REN main mission is to guarantee the continuous supply of electricity at the lowest cost while satisfying all quality and safety criteria, maintaining the balance between supply and demand in real time, in an international, interconnected and integrated market context.
REN is a subsidiary of REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais, S.G.P.S., S.A. which also integrates the transmission system operator of the Portuguese national gas system.
REN main activities include:
• technical and overall management of the national electricity system, with a high and increasing renewable energy sources share in the generation mix;
• transmission of electricity at very-high voltage (400, 220 and 150 kV);
• operation of the national electricity transmission grid, with more than 9000 km of transmission lines and 80 substations, assuring the planning, construction, and maintenance of its infrastructures.
R&D Nester is a research center in which applied research and innovation, transform knowledge into benefits in order to improve operational performance with benefits for the energy system. One of the shareholders of R&D Nester is the Portuguese TSO (REN).
UNINOVA is a Portuguese non-profit University-Enterprise association, established in 1986, with main theme of pursuing scientific research, technical development, high level training and the creation of new technological innovation centres and small-to-medium-sized industries. UNINOVA has a long success experience in the industry-university bridge in the improvement of industrial systems in National and European initiatives. Its main fields of activity have been the information and communication technologies and materials technology, mainly for the industrial sector. UNINOVA’ key personnel working in the BD4NRG project are majorly involved in scientific & technology development with a special emphasis on ICT domains having taken part in several key RTD projects in the area of autonomous systems, Cyber Physical Systems and others. These researchers are well-known for their competences in systems’ interoperability/integrability and middleware technologies for data acquisition, processing and distribution, etc.
Enercoutim operates Solar Demo Platform with concept of shared RES infrastructures, The Solar Lab which is a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) that offers conditions to test energy systems, such as microgrid approach, IoT infrastructures, EV charging and other integrated components. Located in the municipality of Alcoutim, Algarve region - highest solar radiation in Europe. It served as as DEMO site within projects where concepts like interoperability between distributed energy systems and decentralised IoT infrastructure, were explored, tested and demonstrated. ENERCOUTIM furthermore actively promotes regional economic and social development through the optimisation of local resources, supporting multidisciplinary and technology-based projects in the areas of clean energy, sustainability, energy efficiency, green hydrogen and digitalisation. ENERC latest developments include piloting activities for Storage-as-a-Service models including distribution grid services and co-developing the regional smart grid roadmap, rolling out of solutions from smart buildings based on data sharing through sensor networks and through exchange of locally available data sources. Within this capacity the organisation is working on development of Local to Local cross domain marketplaces. Through its active participation in regional energy policy and collaboration with regional entities, it is expanding its current testbed to include other regional data sources.
The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE mission by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members including end-users, developers and rest of stakeholders in the entire ecosystem. The FIWARE Foundation is open: anybody can join contributing to transparent governance of FIWARE activities and rising through the ranks, based on merit. FIWARE Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives the definition and encourages the adoption of open standards (implemented using Open Source technologies) that ease the development of smart solutions across domains such as Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart AgriFood and Smart Industry, based on FIWARE technology. Founded in 2016, the foundation has Atos, Engineering, NEC, Red Hat, TelefoΜnica, and Trigyn Technologies among its Platinum members.
Centrica Business Solutions Belgium is a leading energy-technology company specialized in the development and marketing of advanced automated demand management and virtual power plant (VPP) solutions with over 2.5GW of flexible assets in portfolio. Centrica plc is a worldwide energy services company and energy supplier to residential (B2C) and industrial (B2B) customers. Centrica Business Solutions Belgium is former aggregator REstore who has been acquired by Centrica.
TNO is the largest organisation for multidisciplinary applied scientific research in The Netherlands, and a member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO). Leveraging on its expertise and research in technological, policy, business and social innovation, TNO connects people and knowledge in order to create innovations which strengthen the competitive position of companies and societal welfare. With a staff of approximately 3500 people and an annual turnover of more than 500 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact on different themes addressing Societal Challenges. To that end, TNO is organized in units reflecting strategic domains and services: Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime, Circular Economy, Safety & Security, Industry, Energy Transition, Healthy Living, Traffic & Transport, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Strategic Analysis & Policy. TNO functions therefore as an intermediary between basic research organizations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and governments, from local, national to European. TNO is involved in many international projects including EU-funded collaborations. TNO has a broad set of expertise and has selected two main groups to work on BD4NRG bridging the units of ICT & Energy Transition.
ASM is an Italian multi utility company, established in 1960 and fully owned by the Terni municipality, specializing in water, gas, electricity and environmental services. It owns and operates the local power distribution network, covering a surface of 211 km2 and delivering about 400 GWh to 65,500 customers annually. Nowadays ASM’s electric grid is characterized by a large number of distributed renewable energy sources embedded in the MV and LV distribution networks reaching the total installed capacity of around 70 MW. In this regard, it is worth pointing out that 200 GWh of the 400 GWh absorbed yearly, are produced by DER systems connected to the MV/LV grid of ASM, 70 GWh of which are from intermittent RES.
The Latvian Environmental Investment Fund was established on April 28th, 1997. The mission of the Fund is to reduce environmental pollution, promoting the implementation of environmental protection projects and to increase the capacity of municipalities and commercial organizations to prepare and carry out of high quality and effective projects from their idea to realization. The Fund has worked on different environment protection projects for over 19 years. Activities are directed to reach maximal environment improvement, supporting commercial activities in public and private sector, and attracting financing for environmental and business infrastructure developments. Since 2009 the Fund provides supervision of implementation and post-implementation monitoring of projects co-financed by Climate change financial instrument (KPFI - Green investment scheme. Currently the Fund is implementing a state budgetary program Emission Quota Auction tool (EKII).
ComSensus is a Slovenian high-tech and innovation company specialised in the development of embedded systems, sensor networks and data analytics solutions mostly focused on the energy sector and the IoT business segment.
HOLISTIC is a dynamic consultancy firm offering a wide range of services in the fields of, energy and environmental policy and planning, digital services, project organization and management support. HOLISTIC designs and implements integrated solutions, provides specialised administration services, and designs, develops and monitors the implementation progress of innovative IT systems. HOLISTIC team consists of executives who have long and extensive experience in the development of projects in these fields, they have the necessary know-how to undertake and execute complex projects of public, municipal and private organisations in the EU, while they have a considerable research and academic background in cutting-edge methodologies, systems and technologies, which allows detailed and well-documented studies to be carried out in the areas of expertise of the company.
Imec (https://www.imec-int.com/en/home) is a world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies with over 3,500 researchers spread across various spearpoint knowledge centres & universities in Flanders, Belgium.
IDLab (Internet Technology and Data Science Lab, https://www.ugent.be/ea/idlab/en) is a core research group of imec and its research activities are embedded in Ghent University (in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Information Technology) and University of Antwerp. IDLab counts over 350 members.
The AI4SG research team led by Prof. Develder, part of IDLab, focuses on data analytics and machine learning for smart grid applications. This includes research on the clustering of load patterns, identification of flexibility in demand patterns of smart appliances (e.g. electrical vehicles, whitegoods), appliance identification via non-intrusive load monitoring and the design of self-learning, scalable control algorithms for demand response services.
Within BD4NRG, the AI4SG team will mainly focus on the topic of cross-stakeholder transfer learning for demand response services as a means to boost the training of models and agents for new environments by leveraging models based on data obtained for similar assets but deployed in different locations and in different conditions.
Terrasigna is a Romanian SME, having 15 years expertise in the Earth Observation (EO) domain. The company’s main business line refers to analysis, processing and interpretation of different types of EO data. It provides customized Geo-Information services to a wide pool of public and private national, European and international clients: space agencies (European Space Agency, NASA, German Aerospace Center), international financial institutions, national public authorities, and private companies.
The EO monitoring services and applications offered by the company cover geographical areas from Romania and Europe to countries worldwide, in domains like agriculture, forestry, marine environment, urban and critical infrastructure development, crisis management, etc. Its in-house developed algorithms and procedures offer innovative solutions for environmental monitoring and risk assessment, based on different techniques of: knowledge extraction from heterogeneous Earth observation data, big data technologies, AI and . Terrasigna also offers its clients desktop and web applications for geospatial data management (satellite images, maps, surveys, and digitized content). The company is certified within the TERRAFIRMA project, with the support of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), to apply SAR technology to Earth’s surface monitoring. Other business directions: educational software, ground based SAR.
As one of the five biggest private weather service providers in Europe UBIMET strengths are in meteorological data interpretation and their processing in competitive solutions and customer-orientated services. The company's main area of expertise lies in the field of meteorology, specifically in developing forecast models, issuing weather forecasts and severe weather warnings with high temporal and spatial resolution, as well as in preparing data and forecasts tailored to suit individual customer requirements. The clientele includes insurance agencies, infrastructure operators, energy providers, municipalities and international organizations (UNDPD), as well as mass media, such as daily newspapers and private radio stations. Due to the essential advantage of an in-house R&D department, UBIMET can provide state-of-the-art knowledge in all areas of meteorological technology and has experience in different joint research programs dealing with meteorology and ICT. The major research focus is on the improvement of meteorological nowcasting and forecasting models, assimilation of real-time observational data, situation-based event notifications and information logistics. UBIMET operates several Severe Weather Centers in Europe and Australia. They provide 2.5 million private customers, companies and communities with forecasts and warnings for wind, thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail, via email, SMS and mobile phone applications.
Elektro Ljubljana, d.d. manages the largest electricity distribution network in the Republic of Slovenia. The network covers over 6,166 km2 in the central part of Slovenia, i.e. 30% of the total area of Slovenia, where it involves total of 342,224 users, were 341,501 users are consumers and 723 electricity producers, which are directly connected to the power network. Electro Ljubljana distributes 37% of the electrical energy consumed in Slovenia. The part of household customers is 27.3% of the total electricity supplied, while industrial part of power supply is 72.7%. A total of 64.8% of the industrial users is connected at medium voltage, with 35.2% is supplied at low voltage. The Company is also responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the power network. Elaborating the power network numerically, there are 17,643.9 kilometers of underground cables and overhead lines and more than 5,522 SN/LV transformer stations (TS). Ljubljana, the capital city, relies almost exclusively on the underground network and covers an area of 149 km2while the cables stretch on over 2.697 km. Elektro Ljubljana d.d. manages distribution transformer stations (DTS) of different voltage levels and transmission ratios, namely three 110/35 kV DTS, 25 110/20/10 kV DTS and one 35/20/10 kV DTS. In addition, 25 distribution stations (DS) provide reliable supply for users. We are connected via the transmission network to the power stations 400/220/110 kV Beričevo DTS, 220/110 kV Kleče DTS, 110/35 kV TET DTS, and 110 kV Hudo DS. The number of distribution devices is constantly growing, showing the network’s rapid development and an increase in consumption. Exceptionally, the 35 kV network is becoming smaller because it is gradually being phased out or replaced by the 110 kV or 20 kV voltage level. In 2019 we continued to install the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The construction of the advanced metering system (AMS) at Elektro Ljubljana is being carried out in accordance with the outlined national strategy. A total 30,520 advanced electricity meters were installed and 32,464 were included in the advanced metering system in 2018. AMS inclusion means that a data concentrator was also installed in the corresponding transformer station and that regular transfer of data from the meter to the measurement centre was activated. Almost 2,500 metering points were included monthly in the AMS. The AMS enables end-users to utilise the functionalities of advanced metering and billing according to their actual consumption. The comprehensive advanced metering system comprises measurement points at household end-customers and industrial customers. The Company boasts with the following certificates: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), ISO 27001 (Data Protection Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System), which attest company’s dedication towards quality-orientated organization and policy. The Company’s mission is by connecting and integrating advanced electric power supply services, to provide a safe, reliable, high-quality and sustainable system for distributing electricity, while attentively focusing on fulfilling the needs of our users, owners and employees. The Company’s vision is to employ efficient, innovative and integrated electric power supply solutions with the aim to remain the leading electricity supply partner at the local and national levels, as well as the leading group for managing modern energy infrastructure networks that creates returns for the owners and a motivating work environment for the employees. Additionally, Elektro Ljubljana, d.d. is the manager and owner of 62 smart recharging stations (CS); of which most are implemented in the capital city of Slovenia, in the City Centre of Ljubljana. The company owns a modern system which enables remote access to each station, the control of charging sessions, the management of active power and handling of users. The concept of manageable charging sessions will be used also to achieve the goal of the power flows optimization.
We are the Slovenian Power Market Operator (delegated operator) and thus enable the coherent operation of the Slovenian electricity system, i.e. management of the balance scheme, recording of contracts and operational forecasts, imbalance settlement. We prepare and issue some regulatory acts, including the Electricity Market Rules. We are also a registered RRM with ACER and offer RRM REMIT reporting services, facilitating the transparency of the market.
We manage the Slovenian support system for RES and high efficiency CHP, including all energy and financial matters connected to it. The company also manages the Slovenian Guarantees of Origin Registry, which is an essential tool for ensuring the traceability of the origin or source of electricity production. The Slovenian GO Registry, developed by Borzen in cooperation with an external IT provider, supports both national and EECS certificates and is connected to the AIB HUB, enabling transfers throughout Europe.
We also provide information and raise awareness on renewable energy sources and efficient energy use through our brand TRAJNOSTNA ENERGIJA (Sustainable Energy).
Sant Cugat del Vallès is today a young and modern city that, at the same time, has managed to preserve the traditional spirit of that agricultural and summer town of not so any years ago. A green and innovative city, its challenge is to continue advancing in a model based on social, economic and environmental sustainability. Located at the foot of the Collserola mountain range and in one of the main economic axes of the country, a place to live and enjoy, study and work.
With approximately 90,000 inhabitants, the population of Sant Cugat is one of the youngest and most qualified in Catalonia. City of children, land of artists, university campus, research center and headquarters of companies and multinationals, it is also a welcoming and diverse city , with a rich associative net.
According with its smart city strategy, Sant Cugat has also been one of the pioneer cities in Spain promoting the City Protocol Society. The City Protocol Society is an international forum that invites the city councils, industry, research organizations and other agencies involved in city transformation to work together in order to share knowledge and experiences in the sustainable transformation of urban spaces. This cross-sector partnership focuses on the establishment of international standards and politics that should drive the sustainable development of cities.
ELES is the operator of the electric power transmission network of the Republic of Slovenia. With a professional approach, know-how and advanced technology, ELES has been providing safe, reliable and uninterrupted electric power transmission throughout Slovenia and across the borders for 90 years. Thus, the company connects people and ensures quality of life. ELES endeavours to strategically, responsibly and sustainably plan, construct and maintain Slovenia’s high-voltage transmission network in three voltage levels: 400 kV, 220 kV and a part of 110 kV.
E-Lex Law Firm is an Italian SME located in Rome, offering legal consultancy services to international private and public companies, Legal Informatics and Information Technology Law, Cybercrime, Data Protection, Privacy, Intellectual Property, IoT, Social Media, Open Government, Telecommunication, Media Law, Gambling, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Advertising, Product Liability, Alternative Dispute Resolution.
OEDAS is one of Turkey’s biggest Distribution Companies (1.7 million customers, 6.1 TWh distributed energy, 49.000 km2, 24.000 km MV lines, 22.000 km LV Lines). OEDAS is responsible for electricity distribution of 5 different cities which are Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Bilecik, Eskisehir and Usak with a variety of network structures, customer types, and customer energy consumption profiles. It has 600 MW RES installed capacity mostly in rural areas (2GW more is expected to be connected in 3 years).
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 178,780 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
The EGI Foundation (also known as Stichting EGI and abbreviated as EGI.eu) is a not-for-profit foundation established under the Dutch law to coordinate the EGI Federation (abbreviated as EGI), an international collaboration that federates the digital capabilities, resources and expertise of national and international research communities in Europe and worldwide. The main goal is to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate and to carry out data- and compute-intensive science and innovation.The EGI Federation is one of the largest distributed computing infrastructures for data-intensive research collaborations. It federates hundreds of major research data centres in Europe and worldwide, making advanced computing services, capacity and research data accessible in a federated manner to members of international scientific collaborations. The EGI Federation provides access to more than 1 Exabyte of research data and 1.1 Million CPU Cores for data processing and analysis needs. EGI expanded the federation of its facilities with other non-European digital infrastructures in North America, South America, Africa-Arabia and the Asia-Pacific region, as such EGI fully realises the Open to the World vision. In order to interoperate at international level, EGI and its partners operate in the context of a lightweight collaboration framework defining rules of participations via a corpus of policies and technical guidelines.
CINTECH SOLUTIONS LTD is a leading service provider for companies that are operating in engineering, transport, defence, information technologies, communications, environment and renewable energy sectors. CINTECH mission is to assist businesses and professionals in turning complex data into clear and actionable insights. In the energy domain, CINTECH -as a specialist energy company- provides strategic consultancy services, that include engineering solutions as well as technical, environmental and consenting advice to organisations operating within the energy sector. Its solutions include energy data management, analyses of related measurements of the power grid and verification of technologies, advanced analytics, grid code-compliance studies, assessment and modelling of innovative smart grid technologies. From a business perspective, CINTECH has proven experience in deploying funding mechanisms, whereas also provides development of business models, including modelling of capital and operating costs to assess profitability, energy market analyses, regulatory development and impact assessment of regulations on the business case, etc.
Established in 2014, Emotion Srl develops and commercializes equipment and devices for e-vehicles charging. Thanks to its technical competences, it has developed frontline and reliable solutions in the field of e-mobility, such as its charging stations SpotLink WALLBOX, SpotLink EVO and SpotLink FAST. Emotion charging station's main strength is its user-friendliness and its added services, such as the web platform for managing the charging as well as the smartphone application. Indeed, SpotLink is not just a simple charging station, but also an integrated network with highly technological services; it enables to monitor each charging station at any time, it provides statistics/reports and it allows the manager to setup in autonomous way the charging station configuration such as charge power outputs and charge prices. Furthermore, through its App the closest charging stations can be always localized, as well as their current status. Another strength is the payment modality: by using SpotLink, each EV user can pay the service in complete autonomy, by carrying out payments via App, by credit card, or directly at the station with pre-payment coupons. Emotion will be the responsible partner for electric mobility in the Italian pilot site and will provide his expertise on IoT, smart contracts, real time monitoring, remote management and ancillary services contributing in the technology integration, demonstration and validation.