TIGON - Towards Intelligent DC-based Hybrid Grids Optimizing the Network Performance

The project TIGON is set to demonstrate how direct current (DC) microgrids can help make the EU's electricity grids greener, more efficient, and more resilient as the world turns to renewable energy.

TIGON aims to make a business case for advanced hybrid microgrids. The project will develop and demonstrate flexible solutions in two microgrids in France and Spain. The demonstrations will integrate solar power, energy storage systems, electric vehicle charging points and other DC loads using highly efficient grid technologies such as solid-state transformers, DC/DC converters and energy management systems.

The replication potential of the demonstrations will be tested in two use cases, the other one being the DC microgrid at Naantali Luonnonmaa residential district near Turku. The role of NERC is to lead the the analysis and provide results and conclusions on TIGON replication potential in Finnish infrastructure and legislation, and on the benefits of extending the DC network and improving its interaction with the main grid.

The project consortium of TIGON is led by CIRCE (Fundación CIRCE Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos) from Spain. The four-year project is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

Project duration: 1.9.2020-31.8.2024

Source of funding: Horizon2020

Project website: https://tigon-project.eu/






Samuli Ranta 
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