Driving the transition to renewable energy
“At SuperGrid Institute, our offer responds to two key challenges: 1. shaping the future of electricity networks and actively contributing to the energy transition by removing technical barriers to the deployment of supergrids; and 2. deploying innovative technologies and services and drawing on our unique expertise and facilities to create value for our clients, helping them gain a competitive advantage through differentiation.”
Benoît Duretz, Partnerships & Business Development Director
The technologies and services we offer our customers, listed below, are primarily aimed at power producers, power system operators, engineering companies and consultants, project developers, service and technology providers and manufacturers of high and medium voltage switchgear.
& technology transfer
Our innovative technologies and their associated registered patents make for a win-win technology transfer process. We offer:
- solutions based on innovative applied research results
- assistance in developing results or technologies for the market
- licensing and technology transfer, including protection of intellectual property
- specific collaborations for applied research.
Clients benefit from our:
- AC/DC high voltage laboratory
- dielectric material laboratory
- real-time simulation platform
- vacuum brazing platform and plasma chamber
- power electronics characterisation and converter platform
- medium frequency transformer
- combined hyperbaric platform
- pump storage laboratory
- cable testing platform.
& consulting services
We lend expert support for:
- grid consulting services and studies
- design and establishment of AC/DC networks, including point-to-point HVDC links, meshed HVDC grids, DC integration within AC grids, amongst others
- HV/MV product design and trouble shooting
- power electronics and conversion studies, modelling, and design
- cable and accessory design
- expertise in hydro turbines and ancillary services
- training for our clients.
SuperGrid Institute’s unique expertise and capacity for innovation in HVDC and MVDC systems and technologies is applicable in numerous domains, including, amongst others:
& distribution grids
We are helping to shape the power systems of the future by enabling a massive quantity of electricity to be transported over long distances whilst ensuring network stability.
Offshore & onshore
We design, simulate, and optimise wind-farm electrical power systems to reduce costs whilst safeguarding the power system’s reliability and availability.
We design, simulate, and optimise the electrical power systems connecting photovoltaic farms to get the most out of DC technologies and systems.
DC subsea equipment
We design and test DC subsea equipment for cable systems and junctions, used especially in connecting offshore wind farms.
Hydro power & storage
We design, simulate, and physically test hydro-pump turbines in their working environment to optimise their performance. We also develop hybrid solutions using hydro systems and other storage technologies to increase grid flexibility and support ancillary services.
We apply innovative power conversion and power-electronics technologies in railway systems to optimise their infrastructure and their rolling stock.
SuperGrid Institute is ISO 9001:2015 certified for ‘performing electrical, mechanical and characterisation tests and consulting services’. This certification confirms our high standards, our commitment to quality and our drive to provide the best possible customer experience for our clients.
Our quality management process is designed to ensure that our products and services are continually improved. Each member of the SuperGrid Institute team, from our test engineers to our support services and management, is involved in this process and plays a vital role. We work together to integrate quality management principles, cultivate a strong customer focus, measure customer satisfaction, evaluate our key suppliers and monitor quality improvement.
Our 4 key commitments
Guarantee optimal quality thanks to a bespoke, progressive, flexible, and fine-tuned management system calibrated to meet our requirements.
Place excellence in customer service at the centre of our corporate culture.
Promote innovation aimed at facilitating the large-scale integration of renewable energies and reinforcing electricity networks.
Offer our customers unique testing facilities as well as internationally renowned expertise and quality of service.
Research tax credit (CIR)
Customers and partners who use their capital to work with us on research and development via French legal entities can benefit from a research tax credit (CIR), in accordance with the existing eligibility requirements.