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Smart Rural Grid

European Commission

Smart grids and Big data

The Smart Rural Grid project aims to develop the smart rural grid and explore the best ways to make the transition from the current rural distribution networks to the new using novel smart grid technologies and associated business concepts. The project will reconsider rural network distribution architectures that are currently used and introduce, combine and test an entirely new concept that we have named the Smart Rural Grid. Smart Rural Grid will accommodate telecommunications, control and storage technologies and other systems and devices to revamp existing structures and to ensure a successful inception of the new concept developed in the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 619610 Poster_SmartRuralGrid.pdf

Ultra-fast recharge system through intelligent DC transfer via direct contact and optional backup energy storage system



The development of the electric vehicle is one of the most important challenges facing the industry in the short and medium term. There is a clear trend towards the efficient use of energy resources due to the growing demand for them and, therefore, electric vehicles will become a reality in the near future.

For the implementation of the electric vehicle, a battery recharging infrastructure composed of domestic recharge systems and ultra-fast recharge systems will be necessary. The ultra-fast recharging stations will accommodate the electric vehicle to the recharging habits of current internal combustion vehicles.

The scientific and technological objective of the SURTIDOR project consists of the conception, theoretical study, design and experimental verification of an ultra-fast recharge station for continuous batteries for the electric vehicle whose power transfer will be by direct contact; It will include an energy storage system with a bidirectional converter, a system for the integral management of the station and the systems necessary for its integration into the supply network.

This project, with the project code TSI-020302-2010-127, has been co-financed by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011

Study of hardware and software features necessary to implement motion control applications


Digital control

This project is a study to identify and to state in advance the motion control applications that can be developed with a system consisting in Tecnotrans servodrives and a Motion Controller communicated via CAN bus

Design and development of a resonant serie converter of 200 kW / 10 kHz for induction heating



  • Application: Induction heating
  • Maximum Power: 200 kW a 10 kHz
  • Voltage-fed series-resonant inverter
  • isolated output
  • Active matching transformer
  • IGBT technology

Design and development of a series resonant converter of 25kW and 200kHz



  • Application: induction heating
  • Power: 25kW to 200 kHz

Design and construction of a functional prototype power converter for an induction furnace



  • Design and development of a parallel resonant converter (current -fed) of 50kW and 70kHz
  • Application: induction heating
  • Maximum Power: 50 kW at 70 kHz
  • Current-fed parallel-resonant inverter
  • Special High frequency drivers without short-circuit protection
  • IGBT technology

    Study of the installation of devices FACTS to ensure security on the distribution networks


    Smart grids and Big data

    • Study of the influence that have devices FACTS in the case of contingencies
    • Avoid saturation on the network problems due to FACTS devices
    • Maximizing energy efficiency network and optimal localization of FACTS devices

    Equipment that generates a plasma lance 200 KV and itis used for high efficiency treatment of waste



    • Design and implementation 200kW (30kVpic. 280A) Plasma generator interleaved buck converter (1400V 280A output)
    • Application: waste treatment
    • Topology: multi level buck converter
    • Isolated output
    • Tesla reactor ignition
    • IGBT technology

    Design and production of a prototype hybrid external charger for hibrid's vehicle of RSU propiety FCC collection



    Design and implementation a NiMH battery charger, 700Vdc up to 14 kW, based on a high frequency full bridge converter for application in hybrid garbage truck

    Design and production of system prototype for uninterruptible power supply DC industrial




    • Battery charger for 125V batteries
    • Modular 19 inches system interconnected with CAN bus
    • Up to 6 modules of 25A: isolated high frequency converter, active PFC, current sharing
    • Control and supervision module: local + remote control (web server)