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

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.

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 044 810

Participants (20)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 609 306

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 295 826

European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 389 385

DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 416 938

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 766 238

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Italy

ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 12 667

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 393 941

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 596 939

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 312 040

ORMAZABAL CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY, A.I.E.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 539 932

OFFIS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 580 313

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 765 044

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 489 905

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 474 818

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 538 971

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 749 366

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 700 020

DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 323 528

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654113

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 999 987

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 987

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria