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Smarter Grid: Empowering SG Market Actors through Information and Communication Technologies

Objective

Power systems undergo massive technological changes due to the ever increasing concerns for environmental and energy sustainability. The increase of RES and DG penetration is one of the main goals in Europe in order to meet the environmental targets. However these goals will require new business cases and must be based on innovative ICT tools and communication infrastructure. On parallel, following the M/490 EU Mandate, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI proposed a technical report describing the Smart Grid Reference Architecture and the Smart Grids Architecture Model (SGAM) framework. A key objective of new Research and Innovation projects should be to provide solutions and ICT tools compatible with the SGAM and the standardization activity in Europe. Such new projects should also support the standardization activity by proposing additions or changes related to their objectives. Another key issue to address is whether the existing telecommunication infrastructure is sufficient to support in mass scale the new business cases and Smart Grid services. SmarterEMC2 implements ICT tools that support Customer Side Participation and RES integration, and facilitate open access in the electricity market. These tools take into account the SGAM as well the future structure of the Distribution Network as described by the relevant EU bodies and organizations. The project supports standardization activity by proposing adaptation to data models of market-oriented standards (IEC 62325-351) and field level standards (IEC 61850). Moreover, the project is fully dedicated towards achieving a maximum of impact. To validate the proposed technologies, the project includes 3 real-world pilots and large-scale simulation in 3 laboratories. The former will demonstrate the impact of Demand Response and Virtual Power Plants services in the real world settings, while the latter will reveal the ability of the communication networks to support massive uptake of such services.

Coordinator

INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS

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New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7km
19002 Peania

Greece

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 459 375

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 417 206

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 430 000

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 275 375

THALES ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 381 937,50

AYDEM ELEKTRIK DAGITIM ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 176 531

ELEKTRIK DAGITIM HIZMETLERI DERNEGI(ELDER)

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 180 625

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 184 567

DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 165 375

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 156 275

FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 245 388,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646470

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 751 891,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 072 655

Coordinated by:

INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS

Greece