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ITE developed 44 R+D+i projects in 2015

  • ITE generated business with 554 national and international clients

In its last year, ITE contacted and generated business with 554 national and international clients and it developed up to 44 R+D+i projects in different areas such as Energy Storage and New Materials, Smart Grids, Interoperability or Electric mobility and Transport.

Throughout 2015, the Institute strengthened its collaboration policy with external entities, signing new agreements with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the Asociación Española de Tecnologías de Fabricación Aditiva y 3D (ADDIMAT), with the Federación de Polígonos Empresariales de la Comunidad Valenciana (FEPEVAL)  and with the Federación Nacional de Comunidades de Regantes (FENACORE).

Moreover, as regards training, ITE boasts two Official Masters on the energy sector, both recognized by the UCH-CEU, the Official Master in Project and Energy Installation Management and the Official online Master in Energy and Projects internationalization, whose new edition will start in September.

Prizes

Walkiria Project won the AEDIVE Innovation Award in the III European Electric Vehicle Congress, organized by the Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo e Impulso del Vehículo Eléctrico (AEDIVE), that took place in Madrid on November 23, 2015.

The main objective of Walkiria project was to develop an integral Smart system of recharge management for electric vehicles (EV), in a sustainable electrical grid. The system is supported by a technology platform that enables the functionalities of dynamic management and real-time load, integrating necessary connections for the operation of the smart grids (with all the agents involved in the electricity supply) and various distributed generation systems related to microgrids.

Walkiria, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the INNPACTO 2012 Programme, manages EV charging both in the conventional fixed charging stations and in the new mobile charging system PREMISA, which permits to charge the EV from any electricity supply point.

Accreditations

In 2015, ITE also got the PRIME Alliance accreditation as official PRIME certifier for Base Nodes (data concentrators). Since 2013, ITE was already official PRIME certifier for Service Nodes (Smart meters), and this makes it achieve a worldwide position in Smart Grid Services. Only three entities in the world, among them ITE, can certify PRIME technology for meters and data collection devices.

PRIME Alliance, constituted by electricity companies and world’s leading manufacturers, aims at providing a framework where meter and Smart Grid industry can access open and detailed technical specifications for the development of interoperable solutions in order to make different manufacturers’ equipments operational in the same electricity grid.

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