CONNECT develops concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent management of the energy flow and thus allows to reduce the demand for primary energy, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and facilitates a decentralized energy infrastructure.
A total of 21 companies from Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy are involved in the European research project, led by Infineon AG as consortium leader.
CONNECT is supported by the "Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking" (ECSEL JU). The Joint Undertaking is supported by the "Horizon 2020" funding programme of the EU and by funds from Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. The project is also funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
- As a hardware manufacturer, devolo AG is contributing its PLC expertise and is specifically researching fast data transmission in the Smart Grid using MIMO-BPL.
- In addition, it is being investigated how the BSI concept for secure data transmission in energy networks can be transferred to the European context.
smart energy from north-eastern Germany
The WindNODE showcase region in north-eastern Germany is the real-life laboratory for a complete energy system. The central goal of WindNODE is to set standards for the networked energy system of the future.
More than 60 partners from industry, energy and science
In the model region "Solarbogen Süddeutschland", C/sells demonstrates how intelligence in the grid can guarantee the cost-effective, secure, environmentally compatible and participatory supply of solar energy and other renewable energies.
Digitalisation of the energy supply
The next big step in the energy revolution. The enera model region in northwestern Germany is characterised by decentralised generation of large quantities of wind energy from onshore and offshore wind farms. Ideal for testing and establishing an intelligent smart grid.
Smart Technology Planning
PLC planning and optimization methods are used to create an intelligent network that makes optimum use of existing network capacities, connects network resources and recognizes network states.
Methods for energy network actors for prevention, detection and reaction to IT attacks and outages
The next important step in energy supply is security against IT attacks and IT outages in order to guarantee a secure, stable and reliable supply in Germany.
Together on the way to the European internal market for electricity
The CALLIA project investigates the extent to which cross-border direct interaction between distribution networks can facilitate the integration of renewable energies beyond pure physics. The goal is a more efficient integration of decentralized energies as well as a stabilization of the pan-European power grid.
Secure data communication for the distributed factory of the future
Data protection and data security for smart grid communication to be transferred to the Industry 4.0 environment for secure cross-location communication.