The Grid+Storage project is now over, but R&I road-mapping for the energy system continues with the Intensys4EU Coordination and... Read more
GRID+ was a Coordination and Support Action launched to provide operational support to the European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) Team to address specific critical issues for the successful deployment of Smart Grids in Europe. The involvement of all the stakeholders of the European electricity system was a key element for the development of tools and solutions to support demo projects. Outputs of GRID+ included the preparation of the R&D roadmap 2013-2022, and two-year implementation plans, and the creation of a knowledge sharing platform for grid related projects (see GridInnovation-online below). It ended in September 2014.
Grid+Storage builds on the experience and partnerships gained through GRID+.
|GridInnovation-online knowledge sharing platform
GridInnovation-online was developed in the framework of the GRID+ project. It aims at facilitating knowledge flows and exchanges among new, ongoing or completed research and innovation projects contributing to the objectives of the EEGI R&D roadmap.
GridInnovation-online will be populated by the projects monitored in the framework of Grid+Storage activities, among others.
|European Commission, DG Energy
DG Energy funds the Grid+Storage initiative (tender nr. ENER C2/2014-642). The outcomes of Grid+Storage will complement the work undertaken by DG Energy in the framework of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Integrated Roadmap.
|Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
The Grid+Storage project is part of the Work Programme 2014-2015 for secure, clean and efficient energy of the H2020 Framework Programme (item B.2.16). Furthermore, the outcomes of Grid+Storage may be used to prepare the future work programme for secure, clean and efficient energy.
|Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
According to Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 714/2009, ACER is tasked with providing opinions on ENTSO-E R&D roadmaps and implementation plans. Since the preparation of these plans is linked to the work undertaken within Grid+Storage, ACER will be informed of, and possibly involved in, Grid+Storage activities.
|JOINT RESEARCH CENTER (JRC) - Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability
The JRC manages and regularly updates a comprehensive inventory of Smart Grid projects in Europe. The Grid+Storage project will use this inventory to assess which R&D subjects have thoroughly been investigated in Europe.
|International Smart Grid Action Network
ISGAN is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial organised as an Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The initiative gathers government representatives from 25 countries with the aim to accelerate the rollout of Smart Grids solutions worldwide. The Grid+Storage project will liaise with this network to contribute to the survey of SG activities at international level.
|Global Smart Grid Federation
The GSGF brings together Smart Grid initiatives from around the world. The Grid+Storage project will use this initiative to assess which R&D subjects have thoroughly been investigated worldwide.
||European Technology Platforms (ETPs)
− ETP for Electricity Networks of the Future
− ETP Photovoltaic
− ETP Wind
− ETP on Renewable Heating & Cooling
ETPs are industry-led stakeholder fora initiated by teh European Commission to develop short to long-term research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action to be supported at EU and national level by both private and public funding. The Grid+Storage project will work closely with these platforms.
|ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus
ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is an initiative of 21 European countries and regions, which offers an opportunity for regional and national institutions to receive funds for transnational research, development and deployment and to disseminate their results at EU level. which Its aim is to enable the right technologies, market designs and customer adoption in order to achieve the Smart Grids vision. The Grid+Storage project is closely working with this initiative.
|European Standards Organisations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – Smart Grid Mandate M/490
The three ESOs, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI have been mandated by the European Commission to develop a framework to perform continuous standard enhancement and development in the smart grid field (Smart Grid Mandate M/490). In order to perform the requested work, the ESOs combined their strategic approach and established the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Smart Grid Coordination Group. Interactions with this group and the Grid+Storage project are likely to occur.