The European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future, also called SmartGrids ETP, is the key European forum for the crystallisation of policy and technology research and development pathways for the smart grids sector, as well as the linking glue between EU-level related initiatives.
The ETP and national platforms in the European Sustainable Energy Week
27th June 2013, Brussels. The conference is co-organised by the ETP SmartGrids and GRID+ Project with the special contribution of Futured. The main theme of the conference is the contribution of the smart grids to the sustainability on the energy field. Firstly, Member State cases will be introduced by National Technology Platforms in order to provide different points of view about the benefits of the deployment of the SmartGrids. Secondly, an overview of all projects and initiatives on the concerned field in Europe will be provided by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Showcases of European and national projects will follow. Finally, the future of smart grids will be discussed after presenting the R&I priorities identified for 2020 and 2035, as well as the support mechanisms foreseen within Horizon 2020. Have a look to the draft agenda for further details and access the EUSEW website for registration.
Strengthening the links between National and Regional Technology Platforms on SmartGrids
After decisions taken in the First National & Regional SmartGrids Technology Platform Workshop last 3rd of July 2012 in Brussels, the ETP SmartGrids together with Futured, is following-up to enhance cooperation between national and EU level R&D activities in the area of SmartGrids.
The first step towards this goal is to start building a catalog of National/Regional platforms or groups that deal with SmartGrids R&D. If you are interested in being part of this interaction tool, please fill in the template form and send it to the ETP Secretariat.