The ERG project by CITCEA, award winner at the seventh Nit de l’Eficiència

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The Converters Centre has received an award from the Catalan Efficient Energy Cluster (CEEC) in the Product category for its ERG (Energy Ring Generator) project.

On 20 June, the Efficient Energy Cluster held the seventh edition of the Nit de l’Eficiència (Energy Efficiency Night), an event that has become a meeting place for the main stakeholders in the sector.

This year, prizes were given in the second edition of the EmErgEnt awards. Joaquim Ferrer i Tamayo, secretary for Enterprise and Competitiveness from the Catalan Department of Enterprise and Knowledge, presented the awards that recognised the most relevant projects in the sector of energy management developed by start-ups from the efficient energy sector in Catalonia. CITCEA UPC won the Product category with the ERG (Energy Ring Generator) project, a device for integrating renewable energies in a scalable way and managing the charging and discharging of static batteries or those used in an electric vehicle, so that they become a natural substitute for the contaminating diesel generator sets as they use clean energy. The device can be scaled up with capacities of 25, 50, 75 and 100 kVA and could be a great solution for residential self-consumption and in communities that generate electricity from renewable sources. It has a capacity for variable charges, for example, it can charge the batteries of electric vehicles.

In the Seed category, the ENergy Button project by Cliensol Energy won an award. The award winners can take part in a study mission to China organised by the CEEC in 2019, specifically to the area of Hong Kong-Shenzen.

In addition, the Communication award is given to a professional, programme or media that has made a commitment to efficient energy in its news reporting. This year, the award was received by Lorena Farràs, a journalist who collaborates with La Vanguardia.

As part of the event, the Cluster donated 2,000 euros to the Catalan Rett Syndrome Association, which works to increase the visibility of this disorder, support affected families and promote actions to improve the treatment of affected individuals.