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Project Objectives

(i) Modular housing granting high thermal, acoustic, physical and mechanical performance, including sustainable materials; environment sensors and smart management of natural ventilation; urban customization; green roof and façades towards that performance and CO2 capture.


(ii) Solutions towards grid resilience: environment and electric values wireless sensors (energy harvesting, plug and play, inter-changeable/operable).


(iii) A controller providing: modular and distributed architecture; monitoring and remote self-healing of the LV grid; asset condition monitoring; DER asset and street lighting management; automatic and agnostic smart meters mapping.


(iv) A MV/LV transformer, according to ecodesign, providing better energy efficiency and lower sound power, using a new partial discharges sensor.


(v) Less volume MV cells, adapted to the previous sensor and to the new fault detector.


(vi) A device suitable for flexible applications – at the secondary substation and throughout the LV feeder – for: voltage regulation; grid services support, e.g. harmonic distortion mitigation, phase balancing, compensation of voltage dips and of power factor.


(vii) An energy storage system, according to ecodesign, for: adding dimension to the previous device function; bringing energy efficiency with capacity support during self-healing.

The NextStep project has received grants from the COMPETE program,
within the national “Portugal 2020 framework”, supported by the European Union.