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Collaborative initiative ERIGrid wins european award for holistic approach for evaluating complex smart grid systems


The jury praised the initiative's innovativeness, impact, scope and transferability

The ERIGrid initiative, of which TECNALIA is part, was announced the winner of the Good Practice of the Year award by Renewables Grid Initiative in the Technological Innovation & System Integration category. The prize was given for the project's holistic approach for evaluating complex smart grid systems.

Awarded by the Renewables Grid Initiative, the prize recognises, promotes and celebrates initiatives that go beyond conventional approaches. An international jury of leading sector stakeholders pays particular attention to innovation, measurable impact and results, scope and transferability, as well as highly regarding joint work between members and groups.

The prizes were awarded online on 29 October, as part of the 6th Energy Infrastructure Forum held by the European Commission (DG Energy). It was attended by EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson; Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities; and Cristian Busoi, Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament. The ERIGrid prize was collected by project coordinator, Thomas Strasser, and Maria Sosnina, head of communication and publicity.

The Renewables Grid Initiative is a unique collaboration between NGOs and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from across Europe. It promotes fair, transparent, sustainable grid development to enable renewable energy boost and ultimately achieve the decarbonisation of the energy system.

About ERIGrid

The emergence of advanced automation and communication technologies has transformed the traditional energy system into a cyber-physical system, a smart grid. Nevertheless, until now, no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in multi-domain systems (electricity, communications, control, etc.) has been available.

ERIGrid addresses this need by providing a pan-European research infrastructure to support technology development and the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts.

ERIGrid integrates 18 European research centres and institutions, including TECNALIA, with outstanding research infrastructures, jointly developing common methods, concepts, and procedures and following a holistic approach to analyse a range of cyber-physical systems. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services to analyse, validate and test smart grid configurations, and provide services and facilities to groups of international researchers (175 users), who have already developed 73 projects at ERIGrid laboratories.

The ERIGrid initiative is continuing to be developed as part of the H2020 project ERIGrid 2.0.

Further information

Logo ERIGrid 4C RGB 72dpiEU-FlagEste proyecto ha recibido financiación del programa de investigación e innovación Horizon 2020 de la Unión Europea en virtud del acuerdo de subvención N° 654113.



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