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February 2015



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

The 5th General Assembly of the ETP on SmartGrids will take place on 29 April 2015 in Brussels.Over 200 participants are expected!

Registration is now open and is free!

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The ETP SmartGrids 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+

Together with ELECTRA IRP, Working Group 1 ETP SmartGrids organized the first Joint Technical Workshop on Network Operation for the future that brought together 40 stakeholders of the field of SmartGrids.

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IEEE Power & Energy Magazine devoted to European R&D (Road Map to 2020) highlights the contribution of the ETP SmartGrids in a new article “Organic Growth”

The article summarizes the effort of European network operators to adopt a holistic approach to their research and innovation (R&I) activities.

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Interview with Nikos Hatziargyriou, President of the ETP SmartGrids

Nikos Hatziargyriou, President of ETP SmartGrids, recently gave a short interview to DERlab about major issues smart grids’ community is about to face at EU level and how ETP SG can help to tackle them in a global and united manner.

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ETP SmartGrids meeting calendar

(Internal meetings, reserved to Steering Committee or Working Groups members)

Steering committee:

  • 16/12/2014: Download minutes here
  • 17/02/2015: Next Steering Committee, Brussels

Working Group 1: Network Operations and Assets

  • 17/09/2014: Latest meeting
  • 17/12/2014: Joint Workshop with ELECTRA Project. Read all the information here

Working Group 2: Energy storage and Grid integration

  • 16/10/2014: Kick-off meeting
  • 17/11/2014 : Working Group call

Working Group 3: Demand Metering & Retail

  • 04/11/2014: Latest meeting, Amsterdam, European Utility Week


Publication of the report on “Smart grid security certification in Europe: Challenges and Recommendations”

19 Dec 2014. ENISA issues today a report on Smart grid security certification in Europe targeted at EU Member States (MS), the European Commission , certification bodies and the private sector; with information on several certification approaches across the EU and other MS and EFTA countries. It describes the specific European situation and discusses the advantages and challenges towards a more harmonised certification practice.

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Consultation on the list of proposed Projects of Common Interest (PCI) launched by DG Energy

The consultation on the list of projects proposed for the PCI label in energy infrastructure has been launched and will remain open until 13 March 2015.

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First call for transnational smart grids RD&D project proposals opened on 30 January 2015, with a budget of €40 million

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus promotes applied research, piloting and demonstration in the field of smart grids, with a focus on validation, scaling-up and replication. Projects shall not only focus on technical aspects, but integrate aspects of Technology, Marketplace and Stakeholders/Adoption in an interdisciplinary and transectoral approach. The total available budget for the first call for RD&D projects in 2015 is approx. €40 million.

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19 February, Paris. 3rd IGREENGrid-SiNGULAR-SuSTAINABLE Global Joint Stakeholders Conference

19 February, Brussels. Joint DSO Conference – The Future is distributed: a DSO Perspective

25-27 February, Wels (Austria). World Sustainable Energy Days 2015

9-11 March, Brussels. 9th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2015)

24 March, Brussels. SmartPV grid integration: Closing event of the MetaPV EU project

31 March-1 April, Brussels. 4th Annual InnoGrid2020+ R&D conference

29 April, Brussels. 5th General Assembly of the ETP SmartGrids.

18-22 May, Vienna. Smart Grids week

3-4 June, Brussels. Smart Grid event 2015

15-18 June, Lyon (France). 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution

15-19 June, Brussels. EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015

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