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The FP7-funded GRID+ project was launched in 2011 as a support action to help the European Electricity Grids Initiative (EEGI) to pass through the 2012-2014 period, critical for the EU’s internal energy market objectives but also in terms of preparations for the first year of the EU’s new research funding programme for 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020). The EEGI is one of the European Industrial Initiatives under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and proposes a nine year European research, development, and demonstration programme to accelerate innovation and the development of the European electricity networks of the future. Predominantly funded under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the project will run until October 2014. Below are the most relevant support tools delivered by GRID+:



Research stage

Research and development.



The project runs from October 2011 – September 2014.



European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) with specific members involved: ERDF, Enel Distribuzione, Iberdrola Distribución, EDP Distribuçao, ČEZ Distribuce), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE) (coordinator), ENTSO-E, ZABALA Innovation Consulting, TECHNOFI, SINTEF Norway, VITO Belgium, Bacher Energie AG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Universidad Pontificia



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