New innovative, verifiable and scalable cybersecurity technologies for the electricity sector
The electricity grid is growing towards a Smart Grid infrastructure due to the energy transition, the decentralisation of energy generation from renewable sources, the incorporation of new technologies and digitalisation. This transformation entails new risks, as digitalisation exposes the energy system to cyber-attacks and incidents that can threaten the security of the grid.
The main objective of the TrueValSec project is to generate new, innovative, verifiable and scalable cybersecurity technologies that enable the collaborative construction of long-term solutions to meet the business and competitiveness challenges of the electricity sector.
The most promising broadband devices are Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN). These semiconductors have enabled the transformation of power electronics converters, making a major leap forward in terms of efficiency, weight and volume. This is due to the fact that their characteristics allow not only to minimise losses in the semiconductor, but also to reduce the magnetic and cooling of the converter, minimising the raw material to be used in the converters.
At Zigor we aim to incorporate the latest technologies in terms of materials and electronic components for energy conversion that allow us to make a qualitative leap in the power stages of our electronic converters: increase in the switching frequency, improvement of electromagnetic interference, reduction of losses, reduction of volume and costs, etc. The adoption of new types of WBG semiconductors with GaN technology will allow us to make a qualitative leap in our products.