Smart Grids European Technology Platform

The European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future, also called ETP SmartGrids, 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 link between EU-level related initiatives.

5th General Assembly of the ETP SmartGrids. 29 Apr 2015, Brussels – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Jan 2015. The 5th General Assembly of the ETP on SmartGrids will take place on 29 April 2015 in Brussels.

The event will bring you up-to-date information on smart grids technology priorities for Europe from a full range of stakeholders: equipment manufacturers, electricity network operators, academics, researchers, decision-makers, regulators, ICT providers, aggregators, renewable energy generators….

Over 200 participants are expected!

The ETP SmartGrids will present on that occasion its views on the future H2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017 highlighting most pressing EU RD&D needs in the field of smartgrids as well as future cooperation opportunities with national and regional smartgrids initiatives throughout Europe.

Don´t miss the chance to attend the event! Registration is now open and is free!

More information can be found out here.

The ETP SmartGrids also aims to strengthen cooperation with national Smartgrids platforms and actors. Therefore the day prior to the General Assembly, on 28 April, a Joint ETP SG and National SmartGrids Initiatives Workshop will be held (On invitation only).

ELECTRA / Working Group 1 ETP SmartGrids Joint Technical Workshop on Network Operation for 2030+

17th Dec 2014, Brussels. Together with ELECTRA IRP, Working Group 1 ETP SmartGrids invited to the first Joint Technical Workshop on Network Operation for the future. The full-day event brought together 40 stakeholders of the field of SmartGrids. The interactive workshop aimed in knowledge exchange with other grid experts in order to reach conclusive positions on three selected topics of critical importance.

Find further information at "ELECTRA / Working Group 1 ETP SmartGrids Joint Technical Workshop on Network Operation for 2030+" new here.

Information about the ongoing Working Groups updated!

Nov 2014. The overall goal of the working groups is to provide strategic advice for the European Commission, where a two-way communication between the European Commission and national initiatives is aimed for. In addition, the working groups have an active collaboration with other European initiatives.

Currently there are 3 Working Groups running:

  • WG1: Network operation and assets
  • WG2: Energy storage and grid integration
  • WG3: Demand side, metering and retail

Find more informaton about their Objectives, Members and Last meetings on the Working Groups section


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