Research, Demonstration and Commercialisation of DC Microgrid Technologies (RDC2MT)
RDC2MT is a four-year international collaborative research project (2017 to 2020) aims to address new challenges of DC microgrids in the applications of DC powered houses and DC distribution networks.
RDC2MT project brings together unique and complementary expertise from 11 international leading research groups in the Europe, Asia and North America, and will be the catalyst to enable the synergy and strong links among the major research and innovation investments that will allow the individual research projects to expand even further. This will be done by dealing with a unique set of challenges across multi-scales, going from fuel cell electrochemistry at molecular scale to microgrid optimizations at system level, through coherent multidisciplinary, inter-sectoral and international collaborations. It will enable knowledge transfer and sharing between project partners, establish long term collaborations, and maximize research impacts.
Challenges of DC microgrids
The RDC2MT project will deal with a unique sets of challenges of DC microgrids. The following research areas have been identified for this project:
1. Smart power electronics converters for DC microgrids
2. Fuel Cell for residential DC house applications
3. DC microgrid control and system optimisations
4. DC microgrid demonstration sites and modelling
5. DC microgrid technology commercialisation