Ongoing contributions to policy and science initiatives
DG ENER and the Joint Research Centre aim to propose a Code of Conduct (CoC) to the energy smart appliances (ESA) manufacturers for adherence. The main issue identified is regulating in a way that would ensure full interoperability among different products from various manufacturers. Stakeholders (industry, NGOs, academia) and Member States authorities are being involved in the process at different stages do discuss draft documents and proposals.
Based on the results from the ERIGrid-1 project, the successor project ERIGrid 2.0 will expand the research services and tools of research infrastructures for validating smart energy networks with the electric power grid as the main backbone. Committed to the holistic and cyber-physical systems-based validation approach, ERIGrid 2.0 will foster system-level support and education for industrial and academic researchers in power and energy systems research and technology development.
R&I Framework Programme Projects
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Support projects to EU regions and countries
We support national and regional energy and climate change policies/initiatives through the following projects.
The energy policy of the Baltic States is integrated in the energy strategy of the European Union for secure, competitive and sustainable energy. We address several aspects of the Baltic power system and market developments, including detailed power system studies, adequacy analyses, low-carbon technologies integration and new market schemes impact evaluations. Our scientific and technical analyses mainly contribute to the policy decision making process within the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan platform.
Cyprus, as an EU energy island, represents a key test case for the implementation of advanced policies promoting a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy supply. We support, along with DG SRSS and ENER, the Cyprus government to establish a comprehensive medium- to long-term policy for the optimum penetration of renewable energy in the electricity system. More in detail, we assess the power system and market arrangements better suited to host increasing shares of solar (and wind) energy sources.
The Greek energy sector is undergoing a series of reforms, especially in the context of aligning the electricity and gas markets with the relevant EU Target Models. These reforms aim to remove market distortions, and increase the security of energy supply. In this context, in collaboration with the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) and DG Energy, we are providing support to the Hellenic government and other national authorities, on issues related to energy sector reforms. This support mainly regards implement significant reforms in the Greek electricity market with the aim of aligning it to the EU Target Model, and providing support for various issues related to the gas sector.