PENTAGON is conformed by 10 partners from 5 different countries: UK, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Italy. EXERGY is the coordinator of the project.



EXERGY is a leading renewable energy and engineering company with the expertise in architecture, solar technologies, monitoring systems, heating and cooling systems, industrial process engineering and energy performance assessments.

Exergy, as industrial interested in exploiting the PENTAGON results, will manage the project and will be strongly be involved in technical system requirements and strategy implementation. Exergy will be involved in validation strategies and technology assessment.

R2M Solution srl. is an integrated and multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial innovation company that aggressively targets filling the gap between research activities and market implementation across the fields of Innovation, Engineering, Energy Services & Sustainability and ICT/Automation.

R2M is responsible for the dissemination and exploitation activities of the project. R2M it is also strongly involved in the economic assessment of the solution and the business model developing.

Tractebel is one of Europe’s major engineering consulting firms world-wide. It has a longstanding experience in the provision of engineering services in all parts of the world. Tractebel is active in the fields of power generation (from nuclear to renewable), transmission and distribution, as well as in infrastructure.

Tractebel will be in charge of the electricity grid simulation in presence of a large share of renewables, taking into account the interface with the gas network (Power2Gas) and heat. TRA will also assess the low voltage grid impacts, in presence of high penetration of distributed energy resources and renewable energy sources.

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Schneider Electric (SE) is a global specialist inenergy management with operations in more than 100 countries, and integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.

SE will perform all the tasks related to the optimization of the Building Energy Management System for the control and the smart management of the energy consumptions at district level, and of the demand-response data.

CEA is the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission, a leading European RTO with > 16 000 employees and 10 centers in France. Key figures include an annual operating budget of more than €4 billion, 178 high-tech spin-offs since its creation and 751 priority patents filed in 2014.

In PENTAGON, CEA will be in charge of the energy system modeling, advanced control, and testing. It will also be responsible for energy flexibility modeling.

CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique, is a private, non-profit Swiss organization for applied research, with its origins in research for the watch industry. CSEM has as mission supporting Swiss and European industry with research and innovation, and is a recognized RTO. CSEM’s activities include technology, strategy and innovation consulting.

 CSEM is in charge of the development of PENTAGON optimization structure. CSEM is also in charge of the PENTAGON communication architecture.

The Technical University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) is a higher education and research organization with about 550 employees, 1,500  students on bachelor level, about 500 students in master courses and continuing education programs, and a total annual budget of about 85 million Euros.

The  Technical University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) is to bring to TRL6 a high-efficiency Power-to-Methane technology and will be in charge of validating the technology.

BGCBC, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, is a Local Authority in South East Wales. As part of the newly developed Welsh Government Smart Living Framework, Blaenau Gwent has been identified as one of seven demonstrator projects across Wales as having the potential to demonstrate the scalability and replicability of the smart living concept.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council will act as the demonstration site for one of the two business cases which will be consolidated during the project.

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Cardiff University is one of the ten largest universities in the UK and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It is one of Britain’s major centers of higher education. In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Cardiff was ranked 5th out of more than 150 universities (based on “research excellence”).

Cardiff University will bring its expertise for the establishment of the simulation environment, optimization algorithm and will actively participate in PENTAGON’s validation and dissemination.

EPFL is one of Europe’s leading Research and Education Institutions, with 3300 staff (450 professors), > 2000 Ph.D. students and >8000 BSc/MSc students. The Institute of Mechanical Engineering at EPFL has a specialised group on fuel cells.

The EPFL FuelMat Group will develop and demonstrate a Power-to-Gas concept up to TRL6 using a solid electrolyser stack, coupling the heat recovered from exothermic catalytic methanation for generation of steam (which requires the major part of heat generation) for electrolysis in the solid oxide stack



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