DEVELOPING A FLEXIBLE RANGE OF LOW-CARBON ENERGY by better
understanding needs, promoting new end uses for electricity (heat pumps, electric mobility, etc.), establishing technical and economic models for sustainable buildings and cities, and encouraging energy efficiency.
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Travail d'études et de recherches d'eco-efficacité sur les moteurs tournants (moteurs et alternateurs) par les équipes d'ingénieurs du laboratoire THEMIS, R&D Clamart, recherche sur les alternateurs d'éoliennes.
DEVELOPING BENCHMARK ENERGY SOLUTIONS
From upstream to downstream, EDF R&D's prowess is highly sought after to lay the groundwork in an increasingly effective and carbon-free energy future tied to new uses in electricity, and namely electric mobility, heat pumps and low-consumption buildings. R&D is also very active in research and technological monitoring on new procedures of electricity storage.
OPTIMIZING AND MANAGING URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES
Througha sustainable development lens, cities are optimizing and managing infrastructures on local scales (transportation, waste management, buildings, power generation, grids), and as a result, are becoming “smart cities.” The trio of “smart grids”, “smart cities” and “super grids” evokes a transversal nature, echoes distinct yet similar
approaches,and requires a common thread to complete the cross-breeding. With this in mind, R&D has accepted the challenge to devise an energy plan anda global urban grid plan using buildingand sustainable city-specifi c economic models. The development of energy
effi ciency and distributed renewable energies, regulatory and technological changes, and the rise in competition give clients the possibility to be genuine players in their consumption and energy production.
UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
Becomingfamiliar with clients and their demands opens up avenues on the innovation front, enabling relationship-building to take on new dimensions in terms of methods, tools and procurement as a result of newtechnologies in information and communication. There is no doubt regarding the extent to which numeric information has witnessed tremendous growth catering to customer needs, including: smart meters, numeric sensors, mobile technology, interactive household appliances, etc. Ensuing are brand new tools designed to analyze, sort and fuse the data from the fi eld with that in simulation scenarios.
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