Company Description:

Enel X S.r.l. is a company incorporated in Viale Tor Di Quinto 45/47, 00191, Rome, Italy and is a subsidiary fully owned by Enel SpA. Enel SpA is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. Enel SpA works in 37 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of almost 84 GW, selling gas and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.1 million km. With around 64 million end users around the world, Enel SpA has the biggest customer base among our European competitors, and is one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA. Enel SpA’s portfolio of power stations is highly diversified, running on hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, nuclear and other renewable sources of power. Almost half of the energy generated by Enel is produced with zero carbon dioxide emissions, making the group one of the leading producers of clean energy.
The Enel Group is made up of nearly 63,300 people from around the world whose brilliant work is based on values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. Together all Enel Group employees are working on the same goal of “Open Power” in order to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. Within the strategy of opening electricity to new uses, towards the end of 2017 Enel SpA restructured its organization creating Enel X, a subsidiary dedicated to non-commodity activities such as energy efficiency, demand response, smart cities, smart homes and electric mobility.

Role and main tasks within the project:

Enel X will investigate and develop the parallelization of DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion modules for ultra-fast chargers, coupling several 25kW power converters and connecting them intelligently to a common DC bus. In addition, the connection of an energy storage system (ESS) directly to the DC bus will be evaluated. A stack of these power modules will be connected to the DC microgrid in Bari and validated with field trials.
Furthermore, Enel X will aid in operating the DC microgrid in Bari together with the rest of the Italian cluster.


This project has received funding from the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 876868. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Slovakia.”
The project has an overall budget of about 19.576 M€. The project will receive an ECSEL JU funding of some 5.785 M€ completed with national funding from – Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Slovakia.