The 3-year UPGRID project focuses on addressing the constraints and needs arising from poor observability of LV grid, local accumulation of distributed generation, risks and difficulties in managing the distribution network, aging infrastructure and social and environmental restrictions that inhibit the grid development.
With this project, an improvement of the monitoring and controllability of low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) grids is expected, as a way to anticipate technical problems associated with large scale integration of DER (Distributed Energy Resources), bringing also end users closer to system operation and planning.
Funded by Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission (Grant agreement no: 646531), this project has a €15.7M budget and lasts from January 2015 to December 2017.
Partners: Iberdrola Distribución Eléctrica, EDP Distribuição, Vattenfall Eldistribution, Energa Operator, Fundación Tecnalia, Schneider Electric, Imperial College London, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, INESC PORTO, ZIV, WITHUS, Optimus – Comunicações, Powel, General Electric, Atende, Politechnika Gdanska, Instytut Energetykl, Asociación Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía and Ente Vasco de la Energía.
For more information, visit UPGRID website: http://upgrid.eu/