On 15 March, 2017, ERIGrid will open the 2nd Call for Free Transnational Access.
If you are looking for sophisticated smart grid infrastructure with top know-how and innovative installations for conducting your own experimental research, then ERIGrid offers an invaluable opportunity for you.
Users from research, academia and industry are invited to apply for free access to Europe's top smart grids research laboratories of ERIGrid partners.
Photo: Distribution Network and Protection Laboratory (D-NAP) of the University of Strathclyde
The ERIGrid project provides validation, testing and simulation facilities free of charge for your experimental research, backed by concentrated know-how and best practices in the field of smart grid systems and distributed energy resources.
Photo: Demonstration and Experimentation Unit at Ormazabal
Photo: Platform of reconfigurable electrical grid at Grenoble Institute of Technology
The expenses, including travel and accommodation, will be reimbursed, subject to ERIGrid rules and regulations.
For all details please visit the ERIGrid Transnational Access section.
Resources on ERIGrid Transnational Access:
ERIGrid Transnational Access Procedure and Rules
User Project Proposal Template
Flyer 1st ERIGrid Transnational Accesss
Press Release on 1st ERIGrid Transnational Access
On 3 March, 2017, the ISGAN Academy is hosting a webinar presenting the Reference Networks Models (RNM), which are useful tools for large-scale distribution network planning. These models combine technical and economic analyses: operation of distribution networks with optimal reinforcements and new infrastructure needs. The webinar will present the modelling details of RNM as well as the applications and case studies.
RNM are becoming increasingly popular as they provide regulators with an estimation of the efficient costs that would be incurred by a distribution company supplying a certain geographical area.
Register for the webinar here.
A joint and coordinated effort of all stakeholders is essential to advance energy research and innovation in Europe. With the goal to review the status of stakeholder cooperation in energy R&I in Europe, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) organises a policy event on 3 May, 2017, in Brussels (BE).
This event will be the opportunity for the stakeholders in the energy R&I community to discuss their views on cooperation and how to achieve the objectives of the Integrated SET-Plan and the innovation goals set out in the European Commission’s 2016 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package to support a more competitive, modern and cleaner energy system.
You can find out more here.
In January 2017, imec and the DERlab members KU Leuven and VITO as research partners of EnergyVille, have signed a collaboration agreement with ENGIE Benelux, ENGIE Labs network.
With the complementary technical skills and state-of-the art measuring and testing equipment available at EnergyVille and the several ENGIE Labs, this cooperation is an important step towards developing new and innovative solutions for the energy market.
Click here for the original press release by VITO.
Celebrating its 75th birthday in 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wishes to build further creative collaboration with partners and clients. Having identified five topics that guide their work in the long term, VTT is now looking for forward-thinking companies to host innovation challenges around these topics.
One of the topics is dedicated to climate and energy transition: “Climate action – Clean energy for the future”. VTT fosters novel technologies and digitalisation as opportunities to support systemic energy transformation.
Find out more about this collaboration opportunity here.
With the goal to develop, deploy and evaluate advanced tools and ICT services for distribution system operators (DSOs) and electric cooperatives, the Nobel Grid project aims to facilitate active consumer involvement and market flexibility.
The project considers new demand response schemas and new business models for aggregators, energy service companies and the integration of distributed renewable energy production.
Recently Nobel Grid has publicised its latest developments by making all public reports available online. These comprise a wide range of crucial topics:
- Requirements and use cases definition in Nobel Grid
- Energy policies and market
- Smart grid architecture
- Unbundled smart meter concept and smart home infrastructure developed in Nobel Grid
- Tools developed in the project for the distribution grid, aggregators and the end user
The deliverables are available on the Nobel Grid website.
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