Final Public Project Report
The integration of renewable energy resources - as key enablers for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into the power systems - has increased over the past years and led to higher complexity of electric power systems. The increased availability of advanced automation and communication technology, along with novel intelligent solutions for system operation has transformed the traditional power system into a cyber-physical energy system - a smart grid.
Research activities so far have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of the smart grid. However, a holistic and integrated approach for analysing and evaluating such complex system has not been developed yet.
The ERIGrid project aimed to support the technology development and rollout of smart grid approaches, solutions and concepts in Europe by addressing the aspect of system validation for smart grids and developing common methods, concepts and procedures by integrating eighteen European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures.
We are proud to present hereafter an executive summary of the main developments, achievements, and results of the project.