H2020 project “InteGrid” launched at kick-off meeting on 12 -13 January 2017 in Portugal

 InteGrid H2020 project has been launched on 12  – 13th   of January 2017, in Portugal with its Kick-Off meeting

EDP Distribuição leads the InteGrid project, a European consortium financed by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.

 

Around 50 representatives of 14 organisations, from 8 European countries met in Lisbon on the 12-13th of January to launch the InteGrid project. During the event, the partners have presented their specific contributions, future plans and actions for the next 42 months.

 

InteGrid’s concepts and approaches focus to bridge the gap between citizens, technology and the other players of the energy system, based on the role of the DSO as system optimiser and as market facilitator and on the integration of existing demonstration activities in these different regions, allowing to move from single solutions to an integrated management at a higher scale, while focusing on the scalability and replicability, considering current and evolving market and regulatory conditions.

 

InteGrid main objectives are:

  • Demonstrate how Distribution System Operators (DSOs) enable the different stakeholders to actively participate in the energy market and to develop and implement new business models, making use of new data management and consumer involvement approaches;
  • Demonstrate scalable and replicable solutions in an integrated environment that enable DSOs to plan and operate the network with a high share of DRES in a stable, secure and economic way, using flexibility inherently offered by specific technologies and by interaction with different stakeholders.

 

The consortium includes 3  DSOs, from Portugal, Sweden and Slovenia,  retailers, innovative ICT companies and equipment manufacturers as well as customers, a start-up expert in community engagement and R&D institutions.

Sebastien Mortier, Project Officer from the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), joined the Kick off meeting, addressing his message about  European Commission ’s expectations concerning the project.

João Torres, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDP Distribuição, closed the 2nd  day morning session and stressed the importance of InteGrid contribution to meet the challenges faced by the sector, in line with the guidelines of European institutions and the vision of EDSO for Smart Grids.

 

This project involves the following institutions: EDP Distribuição, AdP – Águas de Portugal, CNET, INESC TEC, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, cyberGRID, Elektro Ljubljana, Staden I Mobilen, Ellevio AB, KTH – Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, SAP SE, GE Grid Solutions, DNV GL, Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

 

EDP Distribuição coordinates the project, with a global budget of around 15 M€, which corresponds to a financing of 11,3 M€.

 

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(*)InteGrid: Demonstration of Intelligent grid technologies for renewables Integration and Interactive consumer participation enabling Interoperable market solutions and Interconnected stakeholder.

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