Exhibition – Project poster opportunities

Projects with EU added-value have the opportunity to take part, whether to present the aim and results of the project in the conference programme, poster exhibition or by disseminating final reports and recommendations.

Please note that project exhibition spaces are limited, and subject to a fee. More information is available here. Please send your expressions of interest as soon as possible to Paola Testini ( as soon as possible.

 Projects taking part:


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The objective of the Best Paths project is to prove the technical feasibility of novel power engineering technologies and to quantify the impacts and benefits to overcome the intrinsic development/deployment risk, bringing affordable technological solutions before 2020 to address the following overarching issues:

  • What are the best paths to move from HVDC lines to HVDC grids?
  • What are the new promising upgrading techniques for existing AC network?
  • How replicable are the demonstration results within the entire pan-European system?

Learn more:    @BestPaths_eu    LinkedIn



DISCERN provides DSOs with a better understanding of best-practice system solutions for monitoring and control of their LV and MV grids. The project gives DSOs the tools to answer complex questions like:

  • How much intelligence do I need in my distribution network to ensure a cost effective and reliable operation of the network?
  • What is the most cost-effective solution to implement this intelligence in the network?
  • How should the ICT-infrastructure be designed to serve the requirements of a DSO?


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The DREAM project is laying the foundations for a novel heterarchical management approach of complex electrical power grids, providing new mechanisms for stakeholder involvement in economical and ecological electricity use as well as stable and cost effective integration of distributed renewable resources.


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The project will present three papers at CIRED Workshop SmartGrids 2016, 14-15 June Helsinki



The high penetration of DER into the European power system requires a radical new solution to the real time grid operation. The ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme on Smart Grids proposes an approach on frequency and voltage control that envisages the deployment of flexibility resources, the provision of new ancillary services as well as the use of advanced ICT solutions to improve the observability and controllability of the 2030+ network.


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  • EERA Workshop “Islands and / or weakly linked grids with high potential of market mature RES”, Nicosia (CY), 11 May 2016
  • EERA JP Smart Grids meeting, Nicosia (CY), 12-13 May 2016
  • ELECTRA session during the CIRED Workshop, Helsinki (FI), 15 June 2016
  • ELECTRA Researcher Exchange (REX) Call 2 and 3 dissemination Workshop at IEEE ISGT Europe 2016, Ljubljana (SI), 9-12 October, 2016
  • 1st EERA Annual conference, Birmingham (UK), 24-25 November 2016



The project Energy Local Storage Advanced system (ELSA) brings distributed storage solutions to maturity. Its objective is to enable their integration into the energy system and their commercial use. ELSA addresses existing development needs by combining 2nd life batteries with an innovative local ICT-based Energy Management System in order to develop a low-cost, scalable and easy-to-deploy battery energy storage system.

More information:

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The ENERGISE project is carried out by TÜV Rheinland and WIK on behalf of the European Commission in the context of the Horizon 2020 EU research framework programme. The ultimate goal is to identify the potential for the cooperation between the energy and telecommunications sectors in order to build up the future ICT-infrastructure for smart grids.

Learn more:       LinkedIn



Estfeed is a data sharing platform that allows network companies, energy producers and consumers to interact more efficiently and make the data collected during energy consumption understandable and usable for end users. The objective of the Estfeed project is to create a smart grid that allows market players to get energy consumption information securely and transparently, understand the needs related to the metering point and change their behavior accordingly.


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With the growing relevance of distributed renewable energy sources in the generation mix, and the increasingly pro-active demand for electricity, power systems and their mode of operation need to evolve. The evolvDSO project will define future roles of DSOs and develop tools required for these new roles on the basis of scenarios which will be driven by different DRES penetration levels, various degrees of technological progress, and differing customer acceptance patterns.

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Learn more:      @evolvdso_fp7      LinkedIn

The project will be present at the following events:

  • CIRED 2016 (Helsinki, June)
  • Eurelectric annual convention (Vilnius, June)
  • European Utility Week (Barcelona, November)



The FLEXICIENCY project aims to demonstrate that the deployment of novel services in the electricity retail markets, such as advanced monitoring, local energy control and flexibility, can be accelerated thanks to an open European market place for standardised interactions among electricity stakeholders within and across borders. This will open up the energy market to new players at EU level.


Learn more:      @FLEXICIENCY       LinkedIn

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The research work of Forschungscampus Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) is supported by the funding initiative “Forschungscampus – öffentlich-private Partnerschaft für Innovationen“ by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). With this funding, the BMBF supports universities and companies, which are working collaboratively on complex areas of research on a long-term basis. The research focuses on direct-current (DC) technology on medium-voltage level. Four interconnected projects are funded with €10 million for an initial period of five years.

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FutureFlow proposes research and innovation activities to validate that consumers and distributed generators, which fulfil technical preconditions, can be put in a position to provide balancing and redispatching services in addition to conventional units, within an attractive business environment.

FutureFlow is creating new relations between partners in the power industry, introducing changes in the information flow and changing pattern of power flows in the electricity system. It creates a strong link between grid security, consumers and renewable sources of energy. Consumers, instead of being passive observers, become the guardians of the power system.

Learn more:       Latest news

The project will be present at the following event:

  • 2nd Annual Ancillary Service and Demand Response Management – 12th – 13th May, Berlin



GRID+Storage supports the European Commission (DG Energy) in defining a European R&D roadmap integrating energy storage into grid research and innovation activities.

Complementing the activities performed so far by the European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) and the GRID+ project, a consortium formed by TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSO-E, RSE and VITO has been selected by the European Commission to support DG Energy and the Member states in defining a European R&D roadmap integrating energy storage into grid research and innovation activities, both at electricity transmission and distribution levels.

Fore more information is available here



GRID4EU is a Smart Grids project having proved at large scale and in real life in 6 different countries the technical feasibility of innovative Smart Grids approaches.

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Learn more:       Final project results


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The IDE4L project focuses on improving distribution network monitoring and controllability, managing fast changing conditions of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), enhancing the hosting capacity for DERs, guarantees continuity and quality of electricity supply, and improves visibility of DERs to TSOs and aggregators. To this aim, project is designing and developing the next generation distribution automation architecture that enables flexibility services from DERs and aggregators. New solutions for monitoring, control, and network planning are developed and demonstrated.


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Dissemination event in Brescia Italy, 18 May 2016



MAS2TERING unlocks benefits on three progressive levels: a prosumer or residential dwelling’s energy bill, energy communities exchanging flexibilities to lower the community energy bill, and lastly the local energy community integrated into the low voltage grid to lower energy bills and facilitate DSO capacity management.  The emerging Local Flexibility Aggregator role becomes central to new business collaboration opportunities between utilities, telecoms, and consumers in a strategic multi-sided platform business model.

Learn more:            @MAS2TERING               Flipboard





MIGRATE – Massive InteGRATion of power Electronic devices – will provide requirements for future measures, methods and tools for a secure operation of the upcoming converter dominated power system.


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MIGRATE will be present at the PESGM2016 in Boston, 21 July 2016

Nobel Grid


Nobel Grid will provide advanced tools and ICT services to all actors in the Smart Grid and retail electricity market in order to ensure benefits from cheaper prices, more secure and stable grids and clean electricity.


Learn more:      @NobelGrid        LinkedIn

Nobel Grid will be present during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2016), 13 _17 June 2016, Brussels, ‘Building the Energy Union together’.


The OffshoreDC project aims to identify and pursue solutions to offshore HVDC grids and their functionality as means of integrating large amounts of offshore wind power. Its purpose is to develop consistent solutions that allow pre-standardisation by bringing together key industry stakeholders: wind power plant manufacturers, wind power plant developers and operators, HVDC system providers, offshore and onshore grid owners and operators.


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PROMOTioN aims to develop and demonstrate three key technologies, namely Diode Rectifier offshore converters, an HVDC grid protection system and HVDC circuit breakers. Furthermore, a regulatory and financial framework will be developed, including an offshore grid deployment plan for the future offshore grid system in Europe.

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The project will be present at the following event: WINDFORCE conference, 7-9 June 2016 in Bremen, Germany



The SENSIBLE project aims to integrate electro-chemical, electro-mechanical and thermal storage technologies, micro-generation (CHP, heat pumps), and renewable energy sources (PV) into power and energy networks, homes and buildings.

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Smart Net

SmartNet analyses architectures for optimized interaction between TSOs and DSOs for the acquisition of ancillary services from distribution. Different TSO-DSO interaction modalities are compared, with reference to three selected national cases (Italy, Denmark and Spain). The simulation platform is implemented in a full replica lab, to test the performance of real controller devices. Three physical pilots are developed to show modalities to exchange monitoring signals and services that can be offered by entities in distribution (indoor swimming pools, radio-base stations).


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The main objective of STORY is to show the added value storage can bring for a flexible, secure and sustainable energy system.

Learn more:       @H2020STORY



The SuSTAINABLE project developed and demonstrates a new operation paradigm, leveraging information from smart meters and short-term localized predictions to manage distribution systems in a more efficient and cost-effective way, enabling a large-scale deployment of variable distributed resources.


Learn more:           @SuSTAINABLE_FP7

The final conference of the Sustainable project took place on 30-31 March 2016.


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The UPGRID project is developing and validating solutions to enable the implementation of advanced functionalities over existing technology, to form a truly integrated intelligent system. With this project, an improvement in the monitoring and controllability of LOW Voltage and medium voltage grids is expected, as a way to anticipate technical challenges associated with the integration of distributed energy resources, as end users get closer to the energy system (e.g., conscious behaviour of efficient electricity use).


Learn more:      @UPGRID_project      LinkedIn



VENTEEA aims at testing the adaptation of the MV networks to wind generation through the installation of new grid equipment as well as through the development of new network management strategies and tools. The project lies in Champagne-Ardenne, a region located northeast of France that is currently the first of the country in terms of installed wind generation capacity.


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