Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest opens
The Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest aims to develop concrete and innovative solutions, based on energy produced by marine renewable energy technologies (MRE) at the SEM-REV test site, run by Centrale Nantes.
The final objective of the projects proposed will be to develop technological components related to the offshore production of energy, as well as its local uses on shore. These solutions should offer added value in terms of managing the electricity produced offshore (smart grids).
Sea-GRID relies on the facilities and skills of the three organisers: Centrale Nantes, via its SEM-REV offshore test site, which already supplies electricity to the grid, and RTE & Enedis, who are responsible respectively for the transmission and distribution of electricity across the grid.
Expressions of interest should propose solutions for the electrical connection between sea and shore:
- OFFSHORE: Via a floating platform to test – in real conditions – the electrical machines of future offshore power substations and solutions for energy storage and monitoring at sea.
- ONSHORE: Through the implementation of a concrete example of a smart grid, which will be the interface between electricity produced offshore and its local use (e.g. carbon neutral mobility solution, storage, self-consumption…).
The above list is not intended to be exhaustive. Expressions of interest may address one or both parts. The projects submitted may be individual or collaborative, provided that at least one partner is based in the Pays de la Loire region.
Selected projects will benefit from the technical support of Centrale Nantes, ENEDIS and RTE to confirm the feasibility of their project with a view to deploying a demonstrator at the SEM-REV site. They will also have the support of Sea-GRID partners: Pôle Mer Bretagne Atantique, Pôle S2E2, SMILE, Solutions&co and WEAMEC. WEAMEC is also offering the possibility of submitting seed projects within the Sea-GRID call, and has set aside a budget for 3 to 4 winners.