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
Following the successes of our final conference last month, WiseGRID is slowly reaching its end point. We have learned so much about building the smart grid of the future, and have developed 9 strong tools to bring in a large range of stakeholders. The projects implemented in the pilot sites have taught us how to engage citizens in the energy transition...