FutureFlow links interconnected control areas of four transmission system operators of Central-South Europe which today do face increasing challenges to ensure transmission system security: the growing share of renewable electricity units has reduced drastically the capabilities of conventional, fossil-fuel based means to ensure balancing activities and congestion relief through redispatching. Research and innovation activities are proposed to validate that consumers and distributed generators can be put in a position to provide balancing and redispatching services, within an attractive business environment.


GIFT is an innovative project that aims to decarbonise the energy mix of European islands through holistic energy management, trading and innovative storage solutions.


GoFlex will innovate, integrate and demonstrate smart-grid technologies, enabling the cost effective use of demand response in distribution grids: increasing the grids available adaptation capacity, safely supporting an increasing share of renewable electricity generation, improving observability and manageability of distribution grid for use of demand response and supporting localized concentration of prosumers DR for DSO to prevent congestion and energy imbalance.


GRIDSOL proposes Smart Renewable Hubs, where a core of synchronous generators (CSP and biogas combined cycle HYSOL) is integrated with PV under a dynamic control system (DOME), self-regulating and providing ancillary grid services thanks to firm, flexible generation on a single output, tailored to a specific location, relieving pressure on the TSO.

The project will research a Dynamic Output Manager of Energy (DOME) to ensure operation efficiency and grid stability with higher RES penetration, and a multi-tower concept for CSP cost reduction and efficiency improvement, to provide secure, clean and efficient electricity by getting the most of each renewable primary source.


HESTIA aims to develop a cost-effective solution for the next-generation demand-side response services. The key will be to encourage residential consumers to engage in flexibility sharing and grid balancing. According to HESTIA, user-personalized services will help lay the foundation for an open marketplace and new grid reality.


HYPERRIDE contributes to the field implementation of DC and hybrid AC/DC grids. Grid planning and operation guidelines are developed, and available sizing tools adapted for DC. TRL of enabling technologies will be raised focused on MVDC breakers, sensors and DC measurement units to provide field ready devices for grid automation and protection. Automation algorithms are created, validated and transferred to demo sites. This involves concepts and solutions for cyber security and fault mitigation to avoid cascading effects. Demonstrations in Aachen (DE), Lausanne (CH), Terni (IT) will showcase above-mentioned technologies. Benefits of the solutions are evaluated, especially the integration potential of renewables. Business models are created for products, services and applications.