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EGÚ Brno, a. s. is a recipient of funding for all the projects listed below, from the Funding Programmes for Applied Research, Experimental Development and Innovation BETA2, THÉTA and ZÉTA, provided by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

TK03030037 – New type of pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant

Project aims to investigate the accumulation of electric energy using a new pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant (P-SHEPP). Other aims of project: realization of construction, testing and pilot-plant of a laboratory model of a P-SHEPP, followed by a pilot-plant model; preparation of a patent, utility model and industrial design; compilation of a set of recommendations for the design, construction and operation of such power plant prototypes. The purpose of project is to increase the quantity of accumulated el. energy; to balance the disproportions in the consumption and generation of el. energy; to reduce the transfers of el. energy; to increase energy self-sufficiency and security; to decrease the generation of electricity.

The project is carried out in a collaboration with the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (the lead solver). The duration of the project is from 7/2020 to 12/2025.

TK03010086 – Development of technical-economic scenarios for transformation of the Czech heating sector

The project deals with the current state and the future of the Czech district heating industry. The project will yield three outcomes: a methodology for assessing the industry‘s resilience (outcome V1); a multi-layered map of district heating sites (V2); and a database of Czech heating industry (V3). The analysis will establish criteria to evaluate the current state of the industry (leading to V3 and contributing to V1 and V2); investigate factors which will determine its future development (e.g. environmental requirements, economic sustainability and social acceptability) and formulate scenarios of this development and visualized them in a map (V2). Finally, the data input and the scenario analysis will be used for building the methodology (V1) and formulating policy recommendations.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the Masaryk University – Faculty of Social Studies. The duration of the project is from 7/2020 to 6/2023.

TK03010078 – Research of the applicability of energy storage using P2G technologies

The project deals with the integration of P2G technology into the Czech energy industry, primarily by using surplus energy from renewable sources (RES). The increasing amount of RES in the energy system (ES) implies the need to deploy new technologies in order to maintain safe and reliable ES operation. However, from a certain installed capacity of RES, it is no longer possible to consume the electricity produced and it is desirable to store it. It can be stored by transformation in to chemical energy, in this case synthetic methane or hydrogen. Both gases can be mixed with natural gas. The research will determine the specifics of deployment of P2G technology, possibilities of electricity generation from RES, readiness of technical infrastructures and graphical output of suitable locations.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the Brno University of Technology – Faculty of Chemistry and Czech Gas Association. The duration of the project is from 7/2020 to 12/2022.

TK03010119 – Applicability of small and medium-sized nuclear reactors in energy sector of the Czech Republic

The main objective of this project is an assessment of the feasibility of deployment of small and medium-sized nuclear reactors in the CR for electricity and heat production from both technical, economic and legislative points of view. Projects of small and medium reactor (SMR) systems in the world will be mapped and assessed in terms of potential deployment in the CR for electricity and heat production. The technical and economic characteristics of these reactor systems will be elaborated, the regulatory and licensing framework of the CR and the broader economic context (e.g. the involvement of the energy industry in the CR in supply chains) will be analyzed. Recommendations for setting the regulatory framework for effective development of SMRs in the CR will be developed.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the ÚJV Řež, a. s. (the lead solver), consultancy company ENVIROS, s. r. o., and with the research organisations from the Center of Research Řež, s. r. o. and the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Science. The duration of the project is from 7/2020 to 12/2022, EGÚ Brno, a. s. will be participating during the year 2021 (12 months).

TJ04000003 – Development of mathematical model of photovoltaic power plant production with accumulation for consumers in the Czech Republic

The main objective of the project is to evaluate the potential and possibilities of photovoltaic power plant suitability for individual groups of consumers at low voltage level. The main criterion of the solution is the ratio between produced energy and object energy demands. Higher share of energy self-consumption without undesirable energy overflows to the grid leads to better return on investment on the part of the customer, but also to limit of negative effects of operation. The project focuses on system solutions for customer-type groups throughout the Czech Republic and its results are relevant for distribution system operators (result V1) and for the evaluation and sensitivity analysis of the conditions of investment grants for small photovoltaic plants (result V2).

The project is carried out in collaboration with the Brno University of Technology – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication. The duration of the project is from 7/2020 to 6/2022.

TIRDERU812 – Analysis and synthesis of effective factors affecting future investment development, including the definition of a framework and a system for setting the evaluation of investment efficiency in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic

The aim of the mini-tender is to analyze, map and present the key factors and possible scenarios for the development of investments in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic, especially in the legislative (assessment of legislative developments affecting the amount and necessity of large investments). (economic aspects of the development of the electricity sector). A partial objective will be to create a systemic basis for the resulting methodologies for evaluating investment efficiency. This systemic basis will mainly reflect the analyzed scenarios of the development of the given sector, but also take into account the current and planned practice of regulated entities for the effective implementation of the prepared methodologies. The created system basis of the methodology will provide a framework for a comprehensive process of evaluating the effectiveness of investments in the Czech Republic; it will be developed in accordance with the identified key factors, possible scenarios of legislative, technological and economic developments and in line with the substantive and pricing procedures in the electricity sector.

The project is carried out in collaboration with, the University of Economics, Prague – Center for Economy in Regulated Sectors, and Taures a. s. The duration of the project is from 5/2019 to 12/2021.

TK02010009 – Improving efficiency of rail transport within energy optimization of the multimodal mobility system

The development of transport in the Czech Republic on the environmental and energy side is controversial with the relevant documents of the EU and the Czech Republic. An efficient way to eliminate undesirable trends is to transfer parts of freight and passenger transport from road to rail. This project is finding the way for the transfer of important volumes of road transport to the electric railway at three levels: a global approach that analyzes resources and quantifies the benefits of energy and externalities and the development of two technical solutions in rail transport energy to meet the set objectives: a single rail AC power system with inverter power substations and battery operation on non-electrified lines.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the University of Pardubice – Jan Perner Faculty of Transport. The duration of the project is from 7/2019 to 6/2022.

TK02020060 – R&D of an innovative steam generator for cogeneration in WIP without chloride corrosion and with possible accumulation of electricity.

This project represents new unique approach how to avoid chlorine/chloride induced corrosion of superheaters used in waste incineration plants. This technology also will be used for cogeneration of electricity and heat from accumulated surplus electricity. There will be also specific scientific outcomes and techniques used in particular devices or technologies e.g. Power-to-Heat cogeneration units or whole new conception of steam generator.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (the lead solver), company INVELT SERVIS, s. r. o., and research organisation SVÚM a. s. The duration of the project is from 7/2019 to 5/2021.

Programme TRIO

EGÚ Brno, a. s. is a recipient of funding from the new programme TRIO for a research and development, offered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

FV40239

The objective of the submitted project is to develop a software tool to economically evaluate the use of micro-cogeneration units for the supply of electricity and heat to buildings. The developed software will assess the use of micro co-generation in the electric power system of the Czech Republic. This solution will be offered to handle the expected demand for alternative power supply, which is expected to start very early in the light of decarbonization efforts. Residential units for combined production of electricity and heat (CHP) on the basis of fuel cells operating on natural gas, have, thanks to innovative technology, a significant potential for emissions savings and at the same time can contribute to creating new technical jobs with high added value. Partial tasks for software development are technical-economic analysis and analysis of the life cycle of micro co-generation. Another objective of the project is to make the data obtained, e.g. on the state of the art of technology and legislation, available to stakeholders and users of the project results. Data will be collected in direct collaboration with potential users of the project results. The project will contribute to the preparedness of Czech energy system for structural changes within the expected decarbonization in all energy sectors. To this objective contributes in addition to economic and environmental analysis, the investigation of co-operation possibilities of Czech research and industry.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the ÚJV Řež, a. s. and the Center of Research Řež, s. r. o. The duration of the project is from 5/2019 to 12/2021.

OPEIC

EGÚ Brno, a. s. is a recipient of funding for all the projects listed below, from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness, programme Application.

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020116 – Development of an optimization model for the simulation of physical processes in European electricity and gas system
The main aim of the project is to develop new software that will analyse the operation of European electricity and gas network. The outputs will lead to the optimization of operating conditions of interconnected energy systems and the maximum possible synergy between them.

The project is funded by the grant, based on the grant decision ref.no. MPO 258374/20/61200/687, and is carried out in collaboration with the Masaryk University. The project has been awarded for the period from 1/2020 to 12/2022.

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0019913 – Development of a progressive system for numerical simulation of physical processes in gas systems
The main aim of the project is to develop new software that will allow to analyse operation of any gas network. The outputs will lead to the optimization of operating conditions and operation security analyses.

The project is funded by the grant, based on the grant decision ref.no. MPO 187625/20/61200/509, and is carried out in collaboration with the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. The project has been awarded for the period from 1/2020 to 6/2022.

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_019/0004466 – Technical-economic models of hydrogen applicability in electricity sector, gas industry and transportation, intended for decision-makers, technology and infrastructure operators and private sector.
The aim of the first phase is the adaptation and subsequent testing of a technological unit for the accumulation of electricity in the form of compressed hydrogen. The second phase’s aim is the development of simulation software for the optimization of the operation of the technological unit in the Czech Republic’s electric power system. There will be various optimization criteria that will result from the test operation.

The project was funded by the grant, based on the grant decision ref.no. MPO 16350/17/61600/750, and is carried out in collaboration with the ÚJV Řež, a. s. The project has been awarded for the period from 1/2017 to 8/2019.

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_018/0004312 – Power system reliability model using Monte Carlo method
The project’s main aim is software development, which will evaluate the reliability of the electric power system balance. The software will be based on the application of the Monte Carlo method. An optimized mathematical apparatus for calculating the reliability of load coverage for each hour of the year will be developed. The created software will be used as a part of the current model apparatus of EGÚ Brno and will be made available to other potential users under non-discriminatory conditions.

The project was funded by the grant, based on the grant decision ref.no. MPO 18387/17/61600/916, and was awarded for the 5/2016 to 4/2019.

EU Projects

EGÚ Brno, a. s. is a recipient of European Union funding for all the projects listed below.

Improved energy planning through the Integration of Smart Grid concepts in the Danube Region (STRIDE)
Smart grids (SG) as the upgrade of existing electricity networks need a strong policy background. In some Danube countries the development of SG is already advanced and some countries are only in the early stages of development. STRIDE is connecting both types which presents a unique mix of partners from different developed countries assisting each other in further SG development. The main objective of the STRIDE project is to improve regional and local energy planning in terms of the integration of smart grid concepts.

Project is co-funded by the European Union (ERDF, IPA). Start date 1. 7. 2020, end date 31. 12. 2022. Project partners: Main partner – Lokalna energetska agnetura Spodnje Podravje (SI), other partners – European Institute for Innovation – Technology (DE), ConPlusUltra Ltd. (AT), Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research (HU), University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (HR), Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum (BG) and CENTRE FOR ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES (BA).

EFEKT Programme

Under the state programme EFEKT, provided and financed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, EGÚ Brno, a. s. prepared publications and organised seminars on the topic of energy savings. The works were prepared with the financial support of the State Programme for the Support of Energy Savings for the period 2017-2021.

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Past projects

Research and Development of Computer Models in the Czech Electricity Industry

Reliable and Safe Nuclear Source of a New Generation for Energetics of the CR

The study of a different types high voltage line emission a low – frequency elektromagnetic field as a function of extremely climate condition

Research of sustainable development of Czech energy sector with special focus on nuclear and other perspective technologies used for power and heat production and energy savings in all branches of human activities – Sustainable energy development.

We are open to collaboration on research and development projects with both the private and public sectors. In case of your interest and for further information, please contact Ph.D. Martin Pešek.