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. The main goal of TIGON is to enable a smooth deployment and integration of intelligent DC-based grid architectures within the current energy system.
The project will develop and demonstrate flexible software and hardware 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. TUAS is responsible for the replication activities in Naantali Luonnonmaa district. The replication is done using simulation models and Hardware-in-the-Loop equipment. As a result, it can be evaluated, which of the solutions work best in Finnish infrastructure and legislation.