CNET – Centre for New Energy Technologies SA (EDP CNET)


EDP Group is an integrated energy player, with strong presence in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France,
Belgium, Italy, Romania, Poland and UK), US and Brazil and the third player in the world in terms of
wind installed capacity (in excess of 9 GW installed worldwide). EDP is a medium sized and very
innovative European Utility with an important presence across all the energy value chain, in
Generation, Distribution, Energy Trading and Retail of electricity and gas.
EDP’s key figures are in the range of 11 million customers (most of them for electricity), 3.600 million
Euros of annual EBITDA and 12.000 million Euros of market capitalization. EDP has an over-all
installed capacity in excess of 23 GW. EDP owns HC Energia, the 4th Energy Utility in Spain and
Energias do Brasil which has strong presence, namely in de S. Paulo region.
EDP Centre for New Energy Technologies (EDP CNET) is a subsidiary of the EDP Group and has the
Mission to create value through collaborative RD in the energy sector. It is fully committed to
research and development with a strong focus in technology demonstration projects.
EDP CNET is the result of an internal reorganization process, centralizing the Group’s RD activities in
a newly created centre, established within EDP Group’s laboratorial facilities and creating EDP’s
technical excellence centre of RD in the EDP Group.
EDP CNET has four priority areas, one of which is Energy Storage and Energy Management. In this
area, EDP aims to cover most of the value chain – generation, grid operation and retail – by
investigating different storage technologies, management solutions and methodologies, from
centralized to distributed.

Main Task within the EU-SysFlex project

EDPCNET is the entity that will lead WP7 which is focused on the Portuguese demonstration. Apart
from having the pivot role of articulating all the partners in the different parts of the demo and
making sure the interactions are carefully dealt with, EDPCNET will also be specifically in charge of
the system use cases definition and characterization of the end-user requirement (subtask 7.1.1) and
the management and execution of the use cases (task 7.4).

Person in charge of the project: Miguel Jorge Marques

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