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Large-Scale Demonstration of Advanced Smart GRID Solutions with wide Replication and Scalability Potential for EUROPE

Objective

Grid4EU project is an innovative SmartGrid project proposed by a group of Distribution System Operators (from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden), in close partnership with a set of electricity retailers, manufacturers and research organizations.

Adopting a systemic approach and organized around large-scale demonstrations networks located in six different countries, its structure is built to facilitate dynamic knowledge sharing, technical assistance and review.

The project will run over a 51 month period.

Grid4EU aims at testing in real size some innovative system concepts and technologies in order to highlight and help to remove some of the barriers to the smart grids deployment and the achievement of the 2020 European goals. These barriers may be technical, economic, societal, environmental or regulatory barriers.

It focuses on how distribution system operators can dynamically manage electricity supply and demand, which is crucial for integration of large amounts of renewable energy, and empowers consumers to become active participants in their energy choices.

Ultimately, these innovative concepts and technologies should cost-effectively increase the network’s reliability, flexibility, and resiliency.

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Coordinator

ENEDIS

Address

34 Place Des Corolles Tour Erdf
92079 Paris La Defense Cedex

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Administrative Contact

Rémy Garaude Verdier (Mr.)

Participants (26)

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RWE DEUTSCHLAND AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

VATTENFALL ELDISTRIBUTION AB

Sweden

EMETER CORPORATION

United States

TELVENT ENERGIA SA

Spain

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA, S.A.

Spain

IBERDROLA GENERACION SAU

Spain

ITRON FRANCE SAS

France

ORMAZABAL PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION SL

Spain

ZIV P MAS C SL

Spain

LANDIS+GYR, SAU

Spain

E-DISTRIBUZIONE SPA

Italy

SELTA SPA

Italy

CEZ DISTRIBUCE AS

Czechia

CEZ AS

Czechia

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

GRID SOLUTIONS SAS

France

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

CISCO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

ABB AG

Germany

CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Switzerland

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

Spain

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 268206

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 52 263 339,36

  • EU contribution

    € 25 552 508,53

Coordinated by:

ENEDIS

France