Start and end dates: 
January, 2012 to December, 2020
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Research & Development
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
The Smart Grid Innovation Hub is a collaborative initiative between EirGrid, SONI and the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) to promote the development of innovative Smart Grid ideas on the island of Ireland. It has been established to create a facility to enable innovation in the Smart Grid arena in Ireland or Northern Ireland, with access to the people, systems and data necessary to test ideas and concepts and enable them to develop from ideas to reality.The Smart Grid Innovation Hub offers the following supports to companies, academics and entrepreneurs:• A facility - ‘the Sandbox’ to enable prototyping, test, integration and demonstration of Smart Grid systems and applications built on digital technologies.• Commercialisation support structures - people, funding, customers, know - how.• Access to data and systems with ability to test / trial products and applications• Project spaces: temporary / short term office facilities (desks) at the sponsor companies• Access to a network of experts across the sponsor companies encompassing technical and engineering domain expertise in electrical engineering, system operation and ICT.• Access to a wider network within the Smart Grid community, energy industry and supporting industries.
Project full name: 
Smart Grid Innovation Hub (EirGrid & NDRC)
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Smart Network Management
Integration of DER
Integration of large scale RES
Aggregation (Demand Response; VPP)
Smart Customer and Smart Home
Electric Vehicles and Vehicle2Grid applications
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