TALENT – Cost Effective Technological Developments for Accelerating Energy Transition

TALENT is a three-year project funded by the European Commission’s H2020 program and coordinated by the Fundacion Cartif.

The project aims at developing new modular, scalable and safe technological solutions for the cost-effective integration of the batteries in the grid. Its main objective is thus to enhance the flexibility in the energy system, promoting a wide and cost-effective integration of batteries in the grid.

The project will rely on three new technological developments in:

  • Power electronics based on new scalable architectures and new types of electronic devices;
  • Modular battery system adaptable to different voltage levels (800, 1.500 and 3.000 volts);
  • Interoperable software services for the management of hybrid and decentralized energy resources with the ability to interact with virtual power plants.

Cost reduction is an essential requirement of TALENT as it will contribute to the increase of batteries in the grid. It will be achieved through new designs and architectures in power electronics batteries, along with software to manage hybridised decentralised energy system offered as interoperable software as a service (iSaaS).

Innovative power electronic architectures for electric batteries will be developed and tested at three different scales (multi-home buildings storage, district and utility levels) and validated at the facilities of the University of Oviedo, Gamesa Electric and CEA.

As a result, the integration of electrical storage batteries along the different stages of the power supply chain will help adjusting the variability of the generation coming from renewables, hence meeting the end-users demand.

EASE will be responsible for leading the activities of TALENT’s communication outreach and stakeholders’ engagement. The aim will be to spread TALENT innovative concept and main results and discuss the potential replicability of TALENT solutions with stakeholders in Europe and beyond.

EASE will also lead the organisation of a final event to present and discuss the results of the project from research, industry, EU and non-EU officials.

Funding programme: EU HORIZON 2020 – Research and Innovation Action
Grant agreement n°: 864459
Call identifier: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020
Duration: 2019 – 2022

For more information please contact Ms Capucine Vannoorenberghe (c.vannoorenberghe@ease-storage.eu)

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EASE is currently involved in several EU-funded projects promoting research, innovation and demonstration in the energy storage sector.


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