The aim is to strengthen the Cyprus power system using innovative methods
The Center of Excellence for Research and Innovation "Koios" of the University of Cyprus has secured funding from the Research and Innovation Foundation for the implementation of a new and ambitious research project titled "EMPOWER", in cooperation with all major electricity operators in Cyprus, as well as with a significant contribution from companies and organizations active in the sector. The project aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Cyprus electricity system, using smart tools and systems without affecting the stability and reliability of the system.
The project’s results are expected to bring multiple socio-economic benefits for Cyprus. The deployment of cutting-edge solutions will evolve the Cyprus power system and enhance its stability, quality, reliability and integrity. Through the study of optimal storage technologies and system management, the project will contribute decisively in achieving the goals of Cyprus for increasing the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources. Consequently, it will be possible to achieve a reduction in the emission of gases and improve the quality of life of the citizens. Additionally, through the pilot demonstrations that will be implemented during “EMPOWER” all the developed software tools and innovative technologies will be tested in actual operating conditions.
This Project INTEGRATED/0916/0035 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation with 1 million euro. In addition to the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus, the following entities are actively participating in this project: the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, the Transmission System Operator-Cyprus, the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority, the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Deloitte, the Cyprus Energy Agency, the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, T.P. Aeolian Dynamics, and Phoebe Research and Innovation.