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R&I Framework Programme Projects

These are the EU R&I Framework Programme's projects we joined as partners. We are also involved in other R&I projects (e.g. with roles in and interactions with their stakeholder committees, advisory boards, etc).

AnyPLACE - Adaptable Platform for Active Services Exchange

The project developed a modular smart metering platform. The system provides a service exchange channel that helps the interaction between end users, market representatives, electricity networks operators and ICT providers. The system helps energy remote metering in areas such as electricity, gas, heating and cooling. It also allows a more efficient use of electricity networks and turn end-users into active energy market players.

ERIGrid 2.0 - European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid and Smart Energy Systems Research, Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out – Second Edition

Based on the results from the ERIGrid-1 project, the successor project ERIGrid 2.0 will expand the research services and tools of European 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.

FLEXMETER - Flexible smart metering for multiple energy vectors with active prosumers

The project designed and deployed a flexible, multi-utility, multi-service metering architecture in two demonstrators. Simple off-the-shelf meters have been placed at the users for electric, thermal and gas metering; they communicated with a building concentrator, where the “smartness” of the metering system will reside. A central cloud system collected data from the building concentrators and from MV/LV substation meters.

GridTECH - Innovative grid-impacting technologies enabling a clean, efficient and secure electricity system in Europe

The project aimed to conduct a fully integrated assessment of new grid-impacting technologies and their implementation into the European electricity system. This allowed comparing different technological options towards the exploitation of the full potential of future electricity production from renewable energy sources (RES-E), with the lowest possible total electricity system cost. 

REALISEGRID - REseArch, methodoLogIes and technologieS for the effective development of pan-European key GRID infrastructures to support the achievement of a reliable competitive and sustainable electricity supply

The project developed a set of criteria, metrics, methods and tools to assess how the transmission infrastructure should be optimally developed to support the achievement of a reliable, competitive and sustainable electricity supply in the EU. The project moves along three axes: identification of performances and costs of new technologies, preparation of a roadmap for the incorporation of new transmission technologies into the electricity networks and evaluation of the overall benefits of transmission expansion investments.