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Infrastructure Roadmap for Energy Networks in Europe

Objective

The IRENE-40 project will identify strategies for investors and regulators to build a more secure, ecologically sustainable and competitive European electricity system. The strategies will be presented in a roadmap, i.e. a timeline with actions and a description of development stages towards future electricity networks over the coming 40 years. It will provide investment strategies for the individual stakeholders. The roadmap will rely on a scenario selected from a set of options, identified during the project and in discussion with the stakeholder community. Its preparation will be supported by a series of robust but flexible tools dedicated to the assessment, forecast and deployment of new technologies, network development strategies and market/regulatory analyses. The roadmap and scenarios will explore options like HVDC, storage integration, synchronisation of national networks, etc. addressed in the topic Call. RTD activities will be organised in four sequential work packages dedicated to fact finding, technologies and component deployment, solutions for more sustainable, secure and competitive networks and the formulation of the roadmap. In advance of submission, the project plan, partnership and dissemination/exploitation actions have received the support of prominent members of the stakeholder community from across the breadth of Europe. The project partners are Europe’s best for the work required and will deliver the necessary outputs. The partners are from nine of the leading organisations/companies from across Europe. The Work Programme contains a robust instrument that catalyses dialogue with all parts of the European stakeholder community and drives dissemination and exploitation of the freely-available outputs. This is supported by a process to guarantee sustainability of action post-project, e.g. to allow alternative scenarios to be investigated by stakeholders. The total budget for this 4-year project is €5.52M with €3.85M contributed by the EC.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power distribution

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-2-TREN
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UK GRID SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Address
St Leonard S Av St Leonard S Works
ST17 4LX Stafford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Masoud Bazargan (Dr.)

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
D F Van Doorn (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Scheepers (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Göran Andersson (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikos Hatziargyriou (Prof.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Burkhard Rauhut (Prof.)
ABB POWER GRIDS SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
72183 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bertil Nygren (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)