Cobra is a company within the ACS group of companies and it has acquired a strong reputation in the overall market as a strong, reliable and experienced EPC Contractor in Oil & Gas projects and in the Energy and Renewable sectors.

Cobra possesses extensive experience in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of industrial facilities and power plants, but is also known for its strong international presence.

ACS is a worldwide reference group for construction, civil works and related services, developing its activity in over 54 countries in key sectors such as Oil & Gas, Infrastructures, Mining, Power & Heat (CCGT) and Energy (Renewable Energy facilities including onshore & offshore wind, tidal, hydroelectric power plants, solar PV and solar thermal –CSP– plants).

ACS, through Cobra, is strongly investing in renewable wind and dispatchable solar thermal energy development; high voltage transmission lines development all around the world; and desalination plants development throughout the Mediterranean.

ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (ETRA I+D) is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain.

Its mission is putting in the market the most advanced solutions and services either directly or through the 10 companies of the Group.

The main market areas of ETRA Group are Spain, South-Central America, Asia and the EU. The activity of the company – with a turnover of 220 M€ and a staff of 1.900 – started in the 70’s and it is cantered in four main activity lines: energy management (with more than 25 major cities using ETRA’s systems), traffic, transportation and access control systems.

The HEDNO (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.Α.) was established in April 2012 with the secession of the Distribution sector of PPC S.Α. in accordance with Law 4001/2011 and in compliance with EU Directive 2009/72/EC. It is a 100% subsidiary of PPC S.Α., however is independent functionally and administratively, in compliance with all the requirements of independence incorporated in the above legal framework.

TECNALIA is a private, non-profit technological research and innovation centre, based in the Basque Country (Spain) that supports its customers via RTD, demonstration projects, technology transfer and innovation projects.

Tecnalia covers several fields of activity, such as, low-carbon energy, sustainable construction, climate change, advanced manufacturing, health and ageing, innovation and ICTs.

The Smart Grid and Energy Storage Area of Tecnalia, which belongs to the Energy and Sustainability Division, is involved in GRIDSOL project. The main expertise of this group is on active demand solutions for the SmartGrid, RES integration, energy storage technologies, energy management systems, implementation of dispatching support software tools, data modeling, network simulation and electronics.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of the leading technical universities in Europe (In the Leiden ranking No. 1 in the Nordic region and no. 7 in Europe). DTU has a strong focus on research, while holding a business-oriented approach, and is known for its focus on sustainability. DTUMAN, Systems Analysis Division, has extensive experience in conducting research on energy system analyses, operation research, market development, regulation and socioeconomic scenarios with respect to energy and climate change.

Integrated energy systems analyses, integrated modeling and energy markets and regulation are at the core of the competences in DTU-ME, which has been and currently is coordinating and participating in a large number of national and international projects. DTU-MAN currently employs 279 employees, distributed across Scientific, technical & administrative staff, including PhD’s.

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a private law body associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

ICCS has been established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education in order to carry research and development activities in the fields of telecommunication systems and computer systems and their applications in a variety of applications, such as electric power systems, software and hardware engineering, control systems and biomedical engineering.

ICCS R&D staff of ICCS consists of 40 members of staff of NTUA, 20 additional senior researchers and 120 research students. The Electric Energy Systems (EES) Laboratory of NTUA has been actively involved in research in the areas of Power System Analysis, Planning and Control, Renewable Energy Sources (RES): MORE CARE,EU-Deep, Dispower, More MICROGRIDS,IRED ,Integral, BEAMS ,Smart House/SmartGrid Smart Houses.

CESI is an independent center of expertise and a global provider of technical and engineering services to customers throughout the energy value chain, including business and technical consultancy, engineering and operational support.

CESI also acts as owner’s engineer and provides qualified third-party opinions to power utilities worldwide.
Through its top-class modern testing facilities located in Milan, Berlin (IPH GmbH) and Mannheim (FGH GmbH), CESI is among the leading international organizations providing measurements and inspection, testing & certification and design review services to the global power industry.

IDIE is a company oriented to the development of new products, processes and configurations using renewable energies. Thanks to its strong R&D orientation, IDIE is focused in three different lines. Through the participation on these projects, it has improved its capabilities and has grown from developing solar and thermal components, to the hybridization of renewable energies and the next step is to provide the ultimate solutions to increase renewable energy penetration in the grid.

sbp sonne gmbh is a leading international engineering office in the field of CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) and well known as experts for the development and design of parabolic trough collectors, point-focusing dish systems, solar tower power plants and heliostats, as well as concentrating photovoltaics.

From more than 30 years we have been developing from complex two axis driven high temperature CSP dishes to techno economical optimized fixed PV sub structures.  We have developed over 350 MW solar power plants that are operating in the market. Further 120 MW are currently under construction.

Our expertise is to find the optimal solution for our customers utilizing our inherent synergy of solar technology development and building structure technology. We are used to start from ideas and concepts and take those through all technology development phases to a final product.

Ea Energy Analyses is a Danish consulting company providing consulting services and performing research in the field of energy. Ea’s scope of work comprises analyses of energy systems from a technical, economic and environmental approach as well as analyses of energy and climate policy measures.

Ea Energy Analyses operates in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa focusing often on the challenges related to the integration of variable renewable energy technologies. We use complex mathematical models for simulation of electricity and heat systems in a liberalised market, and we use scenario techniques to estimate long-term possibilities of developing sustainable energy systems.

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