Publications and results
The JRC released fourth issues of the Smart Grid Laboratories Inventory, respectively in 2022, 2018, 2016 and 2015. The aim is to collect information about the smart grid laboratories in Europe and beyond, analyse trends in the smart grid field, identify technological gaps and guide future funding programs.
The JRC Smart grid laboratories inventory 2022 is the fourth release of the Smart Grid Laboratories Inventory. It presents aggregated information about smart grid research topics and shows the tendencies of the research community. It shows information about the technologies used and also gives more detailed information for specific areas, like standards and infrastructure used by the participant organisations. Numerous smart grid laboratories have been contacted for this scope and information has been gathered about their research activities. In this release, we have joined forces under the EIRIE platform, and we obtained an updated database containing information in coherence with the ETIP SNET (European Technology and Innovation Platforms Smart Networks for Energy Transition) concept. This release shows information in coherence with similar European incentives, thus helping the scientific community to comprehend better the state-of-the-art technologies.
Benefits for participating organisations are numerous, and will become more significant as the inventory grows. The online website is expected to increase visibility for the participants. The inventory is a tool to track smart grid activities carried out in the laboratories, thus fostering collaborations between smart grid stakeholders and the participants.
With the increase of the survey participants the value of the results will increase. The usefulness of the collective effort facilitated by the JRC highly depends upon the quality of the information provided by the participants.
The following map illustrates the laboratories distribution in Europe and beyond, updated with data collected with our 2018 survey.