ERIGRID Opens Third Call for Transnational Access

ERIGRID Opens Third Call for Transnational Access

 Accelerate your Research through Open Access to Europe’s Leading Smart Grid Infrastructure

Third Call for Transnational Access Open till 15 November, 2017


The EU-funded research infrastructure project ERIGrid continues to provide open access to the smart grid and DER facilities of Europe‘s leading institutes and companies. It brings together 18 partners from 11 countries distributed all over Europe with unique and complementary DER research infrastructures and leading expertise in the field.
The third call for ERIGrid Transnational Access invites researchers and industrial professionals to apply till 15 November 2017 and gain free-of-charge access to laboratories of ERIGrid partners.


Applications are welcome from both individual researchers and researcher groups. Successful applicants will gain free access to ERIGrid‘s testing and simulation facilities. Supported by concentrated know-how and best practices, users can conduct their own research and experiments at Europe‘s leading infrastructures. User project topics may include but are not limited to: power system components characterisation; smart grid ICT / automation; co-simulation; real-time simulation and power/controller hardware-in-the-loop testing.

Costs of lab operation and support of the hosting staff are free of charge.
Users’ travel expenses, subsistence and accommodation costs will be reimbursed, subject to ERIGrid rules and regulations.

To apply please visit for detailed specifications of available laboratories, user eligibility, application guidelines and the user project proposal template.

Calls for transnational access will be opened every 6 months. The next call will open in February 2018.



Among successful applicants for the 1st ERIGrid Transnational Access is the user group INTREPID (INtelligent Transformer for Renewable Energy Prosumers Integration and Deployment) from Ormazabal Cotradis. The users gained free access to the test centre for smart grids and electromobility SysTec of Fraunhofer IWES (DE). With the support of the staff at the Fraunhofer IWES hosting infrastructure, they carried out their research project related tests in the domain of reliable operation of transformers under distributed grid conditions.

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ERIGrid facilitiesPhoto: Among ERIGrid Transnational Access facilities are (left to right) DNV GL, Ormabazal, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)


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IRES 2018 Call for Abstracts

IRES 2018 Call for Abstracts


The 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES2018) aims to promote a cohesive overview of storage technologies that can enable the complete transition to a decentralised renewable energy system. IRES 2018 will take place in Dusseldorf (DE) on 13-15 March, 2018.

Authors are invited to submit research and projects abstracts for IRES 2018.
The following topics can be addressed for parallel sessions (“oral presentations”) or the poster exhibition (“poster presentation”):

  • Technologies, systems, plants and scenarios
  • Politics, policies, laws, finances and markets
  • Networks
  • Smart Environments
  • Global Approaches – Renewable energy storage research in your country
  • Energy storage in emerging countries
  • Municipal energy supply systems

Abstract submission deadline: 15 September, 2017

All abstract submissions must be made via IRES’ online abstract submission system. The registration fee for oral or poster presenters includes access to all parts of the conference and exhibition.

For detailed information on the call for abstracts, including details on topics, abstract format, and selection process, please click here.

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Join FLEXCON Conference in Amsterdam (NL) on 20-21 November, 2017

Join FLEXCON Conference in Amsterdam (NL) on 20-21 November, 2017

FLEXCON 2017 is a new international conference aiming to accelerate the renewable energy transition by enabling co-creation, development and discovery of flexible energy technologies. It will take place in Amsterdam (NL) on 20-21 November, 2017.

The conference programme include hands-on development and coding sessions on flexible technologies, in-depth knowledge workshops for energy professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as business tracks on strategy, vision, regulations, policy, markets etc. The venue will showcase the Flexible Energy Lab hosting a wide range of smart energy technologies and services such as smart home devices, electric vehicles, batteries, solar panels, smart meters, and API’s. With this, international teams of hands-on developers and business designers will create new smart energy services and business models related to topics like smart grids, blockchain, energy market simulations, Automated Demand Response, near-realtime forecasting etc.

FLEXCON provides you the unique opportunity to display your technology or solution in form of a workshop or exposition stand.

For more information please visit the conference website.


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Save the Date: Power Europe 2017 in Vienna (AT) on 27-29 November, 2017

Save the Date: Power Europe 2017 in Vienna (AT) on 27-29 November, 2017

Power Europe 2017 is the leading industry forum for navigating the evolution and transformation of the entire power-industry value chain. The event focuses on strategic regulatory, financial and technological aspects of the anticipated trajectory and development of the European power industry towards its carbon free objective by 2050.
It will take place in Vienna (AT) on 27-29 November, 2017.

Power Europe 2017 is composed of the following main events representing the up and down-stream value chain of the European electricity sector:

  • European Power Distribution & Retail Systems Summit (EPD)
    European and global DSO and TSO operators and experts will discuss the development of the next generation of smart distribution and retail systems show-casing key projects being planned and implemented.
  • European Power Generation Strategy Summit (EPG)
    The focus of EPG will be on market, regulatory, fuel supply, technological and financial risks posed to power generators to provide a strategic guide for portfolio future-planning for the power generation sector.

The 3-day co-located events include an interactive programme of keynote and specialist themed sessions, panel discussions, private round table discussions, exhibition and informal networking dinners, luncheons and coffee breaks. The programme will be complemented by the Power Project Financing & New Power Technologies Forum.

For more information please visit the conference website or see the summit guide.


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ERIGrid Consultation with Energy Professionals and Manufacturers at European Utility Week in Amsterdam (NL) on 5 October, 2017

ERIGrid Consultation with Energy Professionals and Manufacturers at European Utility Week in Amsterdam (NL) on 5 October, 2017

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On 5 October at 13:00 CET ERIGrid will hold an open consultation at the European Utility Week 2017, with the aim to obtain feedback on the performed activities from manufacturers and energy professionals.

The side-event will specifically look into two topics:

  • Holistic system validation procedure: Presentation and interactive discussion of the developed holistic system integration and validation procedure in ERIGrid project
  • Co-Simulation and integrated laboratory based assessment methods: Presentation and interactive discussion of project results on development and enhancement of simulation tools and methodologies

        Please click here fore more details and the agenda.
        To register please express your interest as soon as possible at

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Call for Technical Papers for India Smart Grid Week 2018

Call for Technical Papers for India Smart Grid Week 2018

The India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2018, the international conference and exhibition on smart grids and smart cities, will take place in New Delhi (IN) on 5-9 March, 2018.

ISGW 2018 will bring together India’s leading electricity utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and world’s top-notch smart grid experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart grid and smart cities domain. ISGW 2018 will include plenaries, technical sessions, interactive workshops, panels, keynotes, master classes, as well as technical & cultural tours.

ISGW 2018 is now announcing a Call for Technical Papers.
Possible topics are:

  • Electric Mobility
  • Smart Grids for Smart Cities
  • Foundational Blocks for Smart Grids
  • Technology Trends
  • Disruptive Innovations for Utilities
  • Regulations for Smart Grids
  • 250 Million Smart Meters in India – Rollout Strategies and Timeline
  • Socio-Economic Aspects
  • Towards 100% Renewables
  • Power Markets and Smart Grids
  • Smart Water – Solutions for Water Production, Transmission and Distribution Networks
  • Smart City Gas – Solutions for Gas Transmission and Distribution Networks

Submissions are possible until 31 August, 2017.

Please click here for further information on the call for papers or contact

To find out more about India Smart Grid Week 2018, check out the brochure.

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