Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovationprogramme, the WiseGRID project will develop a set of 9 solutions to improve the electricity grid and empowercustomers. It promises to make Europe’s electricity gridsmarter, open and more customer orientated. This is done by using digital technology to enable a two-way communication between the electricity provider and its customers. The project aims to support provision of cleaner and more affordable energy through improved demand response mechanisms, and greater use of electro-mobility, renewable energy and related storage technologies.
The products include platforms for monitoring and managing
infrastructure, applications to support smarter energy use,
tools to optimise electric vehicle charging and supply
renewable energy, as well as services for marketing unused
generation capacity. They target consumers, ‘prosumers’
(people who produce and consume energy) and electric vehicle fleet operators, among other groups.
WiseGRID’s solutions will be tested and demonstrated for at least 15 months under real-life conditions at 4 sites in Belgium, Greece, Italy and Spain in cooperation with renewable energy cooperatives and distribution service operators. Demonstrations will involve some 1,700 consumers using energy systems consisting of batteries, heat pumps, solar, wind and hydropower, as well as electric vehicles and charging stations. The project, which started at the end of 2016, will run until April 2020.
14 May 2018
Published: 11 June 2019, by the European Commission
An EU-funded project has developed nine innovative products to help integrate homes and businesses into a smart European electricity grid. The aim is to make green energy smarter, easier and cheaper to use at home and work - good for the pocket, the planet and Europe's energy security.
The EU Horizon 2020 project WiseGRID is preparing to start demonstration projects at five pilot sites in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Greece. The project aims to empower citizens with a combination of smart technologies that will also allow distributed renewable energy sources (RES) to be efficiently managed in the grid. Starting this summer, it will demonstrate virtual power plants, vehicle-to-grid, storage systems and decentralized control automation of the distribution network.
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