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JRC Smart Electricity Systems


The second pillar of our strategy is SIMULATING and TESTING emerging power systems and smart grids.

The Smart Grid Interoperabilty Lab features:

• modelling and simulation modules for the European power networks, capable of assessing contingencies and events affecting security of supply;

• real-time simulation of power grids, at both distribution and extra high voltage level;

• evaluation of grid components (from storage to information and communication technologies) and their impact on security of energy systems;

• visualisation of data and scenarios (including Geographical Information Systems – GIS);

• integration among the various Centre's components, for tackling topics requiring the combination of different resources;

• federation with external capabilities, interconnecting with other facilities, from other JRC groups (e.g. PV, fuel cells, IT networks, etc.) and/or external.