Enertronics is to make energy systems intelligent, using electronic technologies of power, control and communications, combined with the analysis and design of electrical and energy systems.
The scope of enertronics apply to the area of renewable energy, smart grids, smart city and electric mobility.
CIT UPC provides companies and institutions our knowledge and experience in the field of enertronics:
- Analysis of energy consumption patterns for prognosis, diagnosis and optimization.
- Optimization of energy consumption in buildings and industrial plants.
- Diagnostic and monitoring techniques of electromechanical systems.
- Intelligent control of the power grid.
- Design and development of electric chargers and V2G/V2H systems.
- Design of electrical machines as its monitoring and control.
- Design of electric motors for electric and hybrid vehicles to plug network.
- Design of small power generation systems.
- Management of energy storage systems.
- Electronic power applied to the emulation of computers.
- High voltage systems for sustainable transportation energy.
- Ventilation in indoor spaces has become a topic of great interest recently, especially with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recent studies report a reduction in the incidence of respiratory infections when ventilation maintains the concentration of carbon dioxide below 1000 ppm. Proper ventilation is also required to ensure the wellbeing of lecturers and students and to enhance their cognitive abilities.
- The AI4WATER project proposes optimizing the use of available water resources, to mitigate the effects of increasing water scarcity in agriculture and to improve food safety through the creation of a digital twin (DT) in an irrigation sector of the Segarra-Garrigues region (Lleida). Participants in the project are the Specific Research Centre in Communication and Detection of the UPC (CommSensLab-UPC), the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI) and the Geophysics and Earthquake Engineering (GiES) group of the UPC.
- The Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) of the UPC participates in the European project RESIST. The aim of this project is to study the use of tools to improve preparation for weather emergencies and thus to increase resilience in the face of climate change.
- SOPHOS, a project with the participation of the research group Construction Materials and Roads (MATCAR) and the Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), is born. In the framework of SOPHOS, a low-cost technology will be developed and validated to improve the efficiency of the use of agronomic resources, in particular water and phosphorus. This will be designed according to a circular economy model, which will reduce the impact.