The Joint Programme on SmartGrids was officially launched at the SET Plan Conference in Madrid (June 2010). However, the kick-off of R&D activities and the 1st Steering Committee meeting was held May 2010. After this, three further Steering Committee meetings have been held.
The following Sub-Programmes (SP) make part of the Smart Grids Joint Programme:
- Network operation
- Energy management
- Control system interoperability
- Electrical storage technologies
A new sub-programme on transmission network system evolution has been proposed by SINTEF and RSE. At least 9 participants declared to be interested in participating to these new SP, and the Steering Committee has approved to go ahead with its preparation.