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10 January 2020

Presentation of the TALENT project in the framework of the University of Oviedo’s program on the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25)

On the 10 December 2019, the TALENT project was presented at the Conference “Climate Summit: Time to act” organised at the University of Oviedo (Spain).

This Conference included presentations of European projects within the framework of the participation of the academic institution in the Conference of the United Nations on Climate Change (COP25).

At this occasion, research from the University of Oviedo that contributes to a carbon-neutral economy that is resilient to climate change has been announced.

In this perspective, Pablo García Fernández, Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department presented the EU-funded project and its role in developing cost-effective technological developments to accelerate energy transition.

The presentation highlighted TALENT cost reduction of the power electronics for batteries’ components for homes, districts and larger systems which have the potential to accelerate significantly the energy transition of the electricity network.

Indeed, TALENT promotes a future grid where many energy producers of different power ranges collaborate for a sustainable energy system in which electric batteries allow an increased flexibility in the energy system and therefore a high penetration of renewable sources.

This Conference was one of the three axes of the University’s programming on the occasion of COP25, together with an online awareness campaign and an exhibition of research projects, initiatives and activities developed by the institution on climate change and energy transition in which TALENT participated as well.

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