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Sectors: Innovation, Research

Beneficiaries: Research centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

EEA : Norway
Candidates countries : Turkey

Responsible: European commission


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This call for proposals aims to support knowledge sharing between European smart grids initiatives by promoting and financing joint projects.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Overcome barriers to widespread user adoption
– Create solutions for energy market participants to leverage smart resources across national borders and participate in changing energy market structures
– Develop innovative technological concepts for sustainable energy systems
– Bring these solutions towards a transnational Proof of Concept and possibly Demonstration 
– The new technological concepts should preferably be accompanied by studies of technology adoption and/or business models to reveal the potential of and possible barriers for the innovative technologies in question. In this way, the goals of the adoption and marketplace layers can be related to the technological layer in an interdisciplinary and integrated approach

– Enabling an increased flexibility of the power system to cope with the growing share of intermittent, variable and decentralised renewable generation and managing the complex interactions
– Increase network capacity to support increased generation and transmission resulting from renewables and in support of the internal energy market
– Provide information, services, market architectures and privacy guarantees to support open markets for energy products and services, whilst facilitating the active participation of customers

Among financed actions
– Validation of different approaches to existing demonstration projects that are analysed by meta-analysis, interdisciplinary approaches and through collaboration between partners from corresponding market segments
– Comparative validation of technologies and concepts of existing demonstrations
– New demonstration projects i.e. development, validation and demonstration in a new demonstration environment and/or site by using replication
– Further development of technologies and concepts: building on the outcomes, developments and validations of existing demonstration projects, or further development of smart grids technologies from the current state of play