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2012 JRC-IET SURVEY FOR THE COLLECTION OF SMART GRID PROJECTS IN EUROPE
The JRC, as independent scientific arm of the European Commission, is the sole responsible to collect, check and regularly publish the data collected. Projects submitted by the end of July 2012 have been included in the JRC report on the status of Smart Grids projects in Europe, 2012 update.
Why an inventory of Smart Grid projects?
Intelligent electricity networks – Smart Grids – are a key component in the EU energy strategy. In the last few years, Smart Grid projects have been growing in number, size and scope throughout Europe. Where are they taking place? What are they about? Who is leading them? What progresses have we made?
To answer some of these questions, last year the JRC launched the first comprehensive inventory of Smart Gird projects in Europe. The response was overwhelmingly positive: we heard back from over 200 Smart Grid projects scattered across Europe.
Project results provide an encouraging indication of how Smart Grids can help integrate more renewables, accommodate electric vehicles, give more control to consumers over their energy consumption, avoid blackouts and restore power quickly when outages occur. Smart Grid map
How can you contribute to this Europe-wide effort?
Project data and results are invaluable to share knowledge, lessons learned and best practices and speed up the implementation of Smart Grid projects throughout Europe.
We know that many more projects have just started or about to start so the inventory keeps going.
You have an excellent opportunity to disseminate the results of your project and contribute to this Europe-wide effort to promote Smart Grids. Just complete the new on-line form below, filling all data entry relevant to your project.
We will perform consistency check and include the project in our European Smart Grid project database. We will treat all financial/economic information confidentially and publish only aggregated data.
We also invite project coordinators that participated to last year’s survey to fill in the new-on-line form to provide more updated and detailed info.
How can you keep track of your projects?
At any time you are welcome to provide us with updates and new available information as the project progresses by email.
Regularly, we will publish a new version of the database, available to all main Smart Grid actors in Europe and beyond. You can track your project on our website for a first glance and on a dedicated visualization platform (www.smartgridsprojects.eu) for an in-depth navigation across Smart Grid projects in Europe.