CONNECT develops concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent management of the energy flow and thus allows to reduce the demand for primary energy, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and facilitates a decentralized energy infrastructure.
A total of 21 companies from Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy are involved in the European research project, led by Infineon AG as consortium leader.
CONNECT is supported by the "Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking" (ECSEL JU). The Joint Undertaking is supported by the "Horizon 2020" funding programme of the EU and by funds from Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. The project is also funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
- As a hardware manufacturer, devolo AG is contributing its PLC expertise and is specifically researching fast data transmission in the Smart Grid using MIMO-BPL.
- In addition, it is being investigated how the BSI concept for secure data transmission in energy networks can be transferred to the European context.