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European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid Systems Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out

Objective

Renewable energy sources are key enablers to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to cope with the anthropogenic global warming. The intermittent behaviour of them and their limited storage capabilities present new challenges to power system operators in maintaining power quality and reliability. However, the increased availability of advanced automation and communication technologies has also provided new intelligent solutions to these challenges. Previous work has presented various new methods to operate highly interconnected power grids with corresponding components in a more effective way. As a consequence of these developments the traditional power system is transformed into a cyber-physical system, a Smart Grid. Previous and ongoing research activities have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of Smart Grids, but until now no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in a cyber-physical systems manner is available.

The lack of system validation approaches for Smart Grids is especially addressed by ERIGrid. By providing a Pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing Smart Grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers in is provided as well to foster future innovation.

ERIGrid addresses these challenging aims by providing a single entry point to the provided research infrastructure and offering a broad spectrum of services to researchers active in Smart Grids. This will strengthen the technical leadership of Europe in the energy domain.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 044 810

Participants (19)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 609 306
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 295 826
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 385
Address
Königstor 59
34119 Kassel
Activity type
Research Organisations
DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 383 336
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 766 238
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 667
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 345 902
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 623 796,50
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 181,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORMAZABAL CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY, A.I.E.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 539 931,75
Address
Parque Empresarial Boroa Parcela
48340 Amorebieta Echano Vizcaya
Activity type
Research Organisations
OFFIS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 580 313
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 817 046
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 489 905
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 491 317,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 539 237,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 749 366
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 665 321,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Perraivou 20 Kallirrois Odos 5
11743 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 94 101,25
Address
Klingelbeekseweg 195
6812 DE Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)