Project partners

NSTG is a joint project of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the Delft University of Technology (TUD). The project is coordinated by ECN.
This project is conducted with financial support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs through the EOS (Energie onderzoeks subsidie) program.


The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) focuses its research on a durable, cost-efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly energy supply. By order of the government and commercial businesses, ECN develops knowledge and technologies for the future energy supply. Three basic elements can be distinguished in ECN's research: the reduction of the energy demand, the generation of energy with renewable sources and an efficient and clean usage of fossil fuels. ECN also researches combinations, future scenarios and economical backgrounds in the area of energy.


TU Delft-EPP

The Electrical Power Processing (EPP) of the faculty Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (TUD) is multidisciplinary and deals with the conversion and processing of electrical power using power electronics and electromechanics. The research programme addresses issues that drive the advancement of electrical power processors and at the same time we also bring into the picture broader systems design issues. Power electronics and electromechanics are the central enabling technologies for advanced energy applications. It is a vital part of renewable energy conversion, mobility, transport and Smart Grids.

TU Delft-EPS

The Electrical Power Systems Section (EPS) of the faculty Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (TUD) studies the electric power flow from the various kinds of electric power generation to the consumers in transmission and distribution networks. The networks vary from large-scale networks, like the European transmission network and the Dutch 380 kV network, to small regional and domestic networks. To study the transient, dynamic and steady state behaviour a profound and up to date knowledge of all system components, electrically and mechanically, is crucial in order to maintain stable power flows and adequate protection of the systems components.


Associated Partner: Joint Research Centre (JRC)

The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) provides scientific and technical support on energy issues to policy makers of the European Union (EU). Special emphasis is given to the security of energy supply and to more sustainable, safer and cleaner energy production and use for the future.

The IET is one of the seven Institutes of the Joint Research Centre, a Directorate General (DG) of the European Commission. The JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the EU. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether commercial or national.

The IET is based both in Petten (the Netherlands) and Ispra (Italy) and has a multidisciplinary team of more than 300 academic, technical and support staff.