1 Electric Power Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Centre for Electric Technology, Center, Technical University of Denmark4 EDF R&D5 ELECPOR6 KU Leuven7 Siemens AG8 SAP A.G.9 Iberdrola10 Electricity Authority of Cyprus11 Enel Distribuzione12 University of Dortmund13 National Technical University of Athens14 University of Manchester15 Energie-Control GmbH16 E.O.N. Netz GmbH17 ABB Power Technologies18 REEEP19 KEMA Nederland B.V.20 TERNA21 Grupo ZIV SA22 ESB National Grid23 PSE Operator24 KU Leuven25 National Technical University of Athens
European Technology PlatformSmartGrids
Europe’s electricity networks have provided the vital links between electricity producers and consumerswith great success for many decades. The fundamental architecture of these networks has been developedto meet the needs of large, predominantly carbon-based generation technologies, located remotely fromdemand centres. The energy challenges that Europe is now facing are changing the electricity generationlandscape. The drive for lower-carbon generation technologies, combined with greatly improved efficiency on the demand side, will enable customers to become much more inter-active with the networks. More customer-centric networks are the way ahead, but these fundamental changes will impact significantly on network design and control. In this context, the European Technology Platform (ETP) SmartGrids was set up in 2005 to create a jointvision for the European networks of 2020 and beyond. The platform includes representatives fromindustry, transmission and distribution system operators, research bodies and regulators. It has identified clear objectives and proposes an ambitious strategy to make a reality of this vision for the benefits of Europe and its electricity customers.
Main Research Area:
Community Research. Energy
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006