November 2019

Successful presence at European Utility Week - EUW 2019, on Stand R50.I6 at Initiate! Hub

November 12-14, Paris


www.european-utility-week.com/


  • exhibition of K-INF technology

  • demonstration of K-INF power management system capabilities via our customized real-time hardware-in-the loop demonstrator

  • visits on our stand and networking

  • presence in “The New Energy System” pitch session on Wednesday November 13th 2019 at Theatre 1 / Initiate! Hub

https://www.european-utility-week.com/hub-sessions-programme/panel#/

The pitch speech can be listened here

(starting from 10'):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph8C4np5WJo&list=PL-hIQamIit0ux5KPiJpbmq_VL8q4pzzwV&index=8

December 2019

User-friendly K-INF design interface in MATLAB®/ Simulink® is fully operational

 

Application software used for designing
and off-line closed-loop testing the H-infinity controller which is the core of K-INF power management system. 

This interface contains a comprehensive mix of design and test functions and is intended to be used within an iterative design approach.

The user inputs the plant parameters and closed-loop desired behavior. Then the plant model, templates of sensitivity functions (TSF) and the controller itself are automatically computed.

The closed-loop behavior is verified  within a four-step procedure via frequency- and
time-domain simulations. If one of this steps yields non-satisfactory results, the design process is resumed from the beginning by altering the TSFs' initial parameters (desired performance).

January 2020

Tests of LiFePo batteries with K-INF PMS will be finished

Tests of LiFePo batteries working in the micro-grid frequency regulation use-case simulated environment, equipped of K-INF PMS, are in progress on the real-time demonstrator, in order to further build a sound comparison basis with state-of-the-art PMS performance.


Batteries have been solicited within accelerated operation cycles relevant to the frequency regulation use case in order to quantify fatigue effects on their state of health (SoH).

K-INF is supported by SATT Linksium Grenoble Alpes.