ERA-NET Smart Grids Plus


As part of this research initiative, which is funded by the EU Commission, a permanent cooperation structure linking national and regional Smart Grid programmes in Europe is to be set up and coordination with the relevant initiatives at European level made possible, with the aim of boosting the integration and commercial launching of Smart Grid system technologies in Europe long-term. Austrian experts are involved in the DeCAS project (“Demonstration of coordinated ancillary services covering different voltage levels and integration in future markets“), for instance, and are researching into system services such as demand response, control strategies for reactive power across voltage levels, and how to integrate these technologies in the market.

Helfried Brunner, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology