EPRI and E.DSO Sign MOU to Collaborate on R&D for Advanced Electric Grid Technologies

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the European Association of Distribution System Operators (E.DSO) will now collaborate on critical research, development, and innovation initiatives to modernize the electric power grid.

 The collaborative work included in this agreement will focus on:

  • Advanced distribution system planning;
  • Data analytics and artificial intelligence;
  • Communication and information network model management; and,
  • Cyber security and resilience.

“The challenges the electric power sector face will only be solved through a collaborative and global approach. Our new working agreement with E.DSO will target discussion and exchanges on new technologies and best practices that will enable a more decarbonized and optimally integrated power system – for the benefit of customers and society,” said EPRI Vice President of Integrated Grid R&D Mark McGranaghan. 

“Together we look to facilitate greater understanding of the needs of electric distribution system operators and owners, electric power customers, and the public in pursuit of the EU2050 Climate Change targets” said Roberto Zangrandi, E.DSO Secretary General.

EPRI and E.DSO signed a Memorandum of Understanding at EPRI’s European Workshop Week in Milan on March 27.

About EPRI
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public, on a non-discriminatory basis. An independent organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI’s members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.