ARMINES, FR, Research: ARMINES is a non-for-profit research organisation founded in 1967 and with a turnover of €44.7 million (2014) and is one of the leading French Research and Technology Organisations. ARMINES participates in this project with the Centre PERSEE, a joint Centre with MINES ParisTech.
ARTELYS, FR, Industry: Artelys specializes in optimization, decision-support and modeling towards diversified industries, including Energy & Environment, Logistics & Transportation, Telecommunications, Finance and Defense. Artelys regularly provides software and consulting to all actors of the energy markets in Europe and North America: producers, power exchanges, regulators, TSOs, DSOs, large consumers.
ENGIE GREEN, FR, Industry: A 100% subsidiary of ENGIE, is a single point of contact in the wind energy sector, from design to operations of wind farms, including construction and maintenance. R&D is a major activity in order to improve our productivity.
FRAUNHOFER-IWES, DE, Research: The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest research institution with more than 12,500 employees and 60 institutes, acting as a link between academic research and business practice. Fraunhofer IWES, founded in 2009, has more than 500 employees working in the field of wind energy and energy system technology. Fraunhofer IWES’ contribution to this project lies in the 1) development and 2) test of an updated Kombikraftwerk’s VPP.
HYDRONEXT, FR, Industry: Hydronext aggregates decentralized renewable energy, and negotiate it on the French electricity market. Initially active in small hydro, Hydronext extended its activities to other types of technologies such as wind and waste to energy. Hydronext serves a portfolio of 100 MW made of 100 sites.
INESC TEC, PT, Research: INESC TEC is a private nonprofit institution with 600 researcher (300 hold a PhD degree), with a budget that reaches €14 million, from which some 35% result from direct R&D contracts with industry and some 30% is international activity.
SOLAR WORLD, DE, Industry: SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs approximately 3,400 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, USA.