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Prof. Dr. Rik W. De Doncker
Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph. D.
Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci, Ph. D.
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2020 to 30.09.2024
EU contribution:
6.965.520,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957788.  


Hybrid Provision of Energy based on Reliability and Resiliency by Integration of Dc Equipment


Global climate change is critically related to human activity and the energy that powers it. Enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability is thus a key pillar of most policy initiatives. Currently, most power grids rely on alternating current (AC) because generators, motors and transformers use the induction principle. With increasing contributions from internal direct current (DC) based renewable energy sources, electromobility and battery storages, low-voltage DC grids or DC coupled with AC in a hybrid network could enable more stable, efficient and sustainable electricity distribution at lower costs. The EU-funded HYPERRIDE project is developing the technologies to make this possible with planned demonstrations in a variety of use cases. All this will be accompanied by business models for the resulting products, services and applications.


  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria (Coordinator)
  • SCiBreak AB, Sweden
  • Eaton Elektrotechnika sro, Czechia
  • Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr. techn. Josef Zelisko Fabrik für Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau GmbH, Austria
  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
  • ASM Terni S.p.A., Italy
  • Flexible Elektrische Netze FEN GmbH, Germany
  • Emotion S.r.l., Italy