Highly efficient and trustworthy electronics, components and systems for the next generation energy supply infrastructure

  • Bauer, P. (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Qin, Z. (Co-Principal Investigator (CoPI))
  • Dong, J. (Co-Principal Investigator (CoPI))
  • Batista Soeiro, T. (Co-Principal Investigator (CoPI))
  • Wang, L. (Participant)
  • Riekerk, C. (Participant)

Project Details


Next generation smart grid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grid peak power

The high-power requirements of ultra-fast charging stations give rise to special challenges when designing smart charging infrastructure. In support of Europe’s 2030 climate targets, the EU-funded PROGRESSUS project aims to introduce a next-generation smart grid demonstrated by the application example of a smart charging infrastructure integrating seamlessly into current smart-grid architecture concepts. To do so, it will research new efficient high-power converters that support bidirectional power flow. New DC microgrid management strategies for energy efficiency and service provision that consider renewable energy sources, storage and flexible loads will be investigated. It will also explore novel sensor types, inexpensive high-bandwidth communication technologies and security measures based on hardware security modules and blockchain technology to protect communication and services. The project’s solution will promote a more environmentally friendly and efficient next-generation energy supply infrastructure.


This project has received funding from the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 876868. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Slovakia, Netherlands, Spain, Italy.
Effective start/end date1/04/2031/03/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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