ERIGrid 2.0 invites all interested engineers involved in the domains of power system testing, smart grids and energy systems to receive free funding to access the best laboratories of Europe and perform their own experimental research. There are two kinds of lab access services available in ERIGrid 2.0:
- Free access to 21 physical labs (Physical free access to the laboratories can be performed on-site at the location of the lab or remotely if the infrastructure allows. To get this access you need to apply as described below and to be selected by the independent User Selection Panel (USP)).
- Free access to 9 virtual facilities (The access to the virtual facilities requires no specific application and user proposals are not submitted to a selection process.)
Available free-of-charge are the laboratories of the following research centres:
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
- SINTEF Energy Research
- DTU - Technical University of Denmark
- University of Strathclyde
- Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC)
- HEDNO (2 laboratories available)
- ICCS - NTUA
- OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
- Fraunhofer IEE
- KEMA Labs
- RWTH Aachen University
- Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)
- Tecnalia Research & Innovation
- Delft University of Technology
- JRC of the European Commission (2 laboratories available)
- FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
In the current Lab Access call ERIGrid 2.0 welcomes applications until 31 December 2021. Further calls will be opened every 4 months.
Find all detailed information about the application procedure, selection criteria, FAQ and descriptions of the laboratories here.