EKATE, the project developed by Vicomtech and the UPV/EHU that aims to turn the French-Spain border regions into a benchmark in the management of short circuit photovoltaic energy


Aim of the project

The aim of the project is to turn the French-Spain border regions into a benchmark in the management of short-circuit photovoltaic energy. To this end, the project partners plan to build reference facilities in Catalonia and Iparralde. These facilities will make it possible to evaluate technology and business models for a better diffusion of Poctefa throughout the country. The project also envisages the preparation of a diagnosis of the agents of the territory, their location and the possibilities for developing collective self-consumption.

Role of Vicomtech

At EKATE, Vicomtech works hand in hand with the UPV/EHU, developing subrogated models of energy production and consumption for optimal energy management in the buildings of the ESTIA campus

Applied technologies and sector of application

The future electricity grid will be decentralised, decarbonised, digitised and smart, with priority given to short energy circuits using local natural resources. With the EKATE project, a thirty-month project has been launched that aims to respond to this challenge, working on efficient energy exchange management systems for photovoltaic installations for collective self-consumption, thanks to the technologies “blockchain” and “Internet of Things. ”

Project partners

The partners of the project that collaborated with Vicomtech were ESTIA, UPV/EHU, CIMNE, ENERCLUSTER, TECSOL and DERBI

Funding of the project

The project has been funded by the European Union and its cross-border programme

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