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Reliable, economic and efficient smart grid system

Work Group 1 addresses business and technology trends contributing to the overall energy system optimization at affordable investment and operation costs. It will focus on system aspects, addressing the main functionalities, quality and efficiency of the electricity system as such and consider the benefits of its integration with the other energy vectors.

The flexibility options investigated in WG1 are:

  • new transmission and distribution technologies (power electronics for instance)
  • setting up interfaces with storage
  • demand response
  • flexible generation and synergies with other energy networks (i.e. how to couple the electricity networks with the gas and heat networks).

WG1 also follows Set Plan Action 4 related to grid smartening in the sense of grid observability and controllability (i.e. tools for managing the variability and uncertainty of operational conditions at several timescales), increased grid hosting capacity and economic efficiency of the system through the use of ICT.

Please download the full Terms of Reference here.


Natalie Samovich Enercoutim


Antonio Iliceto Terna
Santiago Gallego i-DE (Iberdrola Group)

WG members:

Albana Ilo TU Wien
Alexandre Oudalov Hitachi Powergrids
Anna Kulmala VTT
Antonios Papaemmanouil Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts
Daniel Millán Enel
Daniel Mitcan Ampacimon
David Radu University of Liège
Emil Hillberg Research Institutes of Sweden
Emre Zengin Gebze Organize Sanayi Bölgesi
Ewa Mataczyńska  Energy Policy Institute
Filippo Del Grosso Università di Trento
Guillermo Amann T&D EUROPE
Ilaria Losa RSE
Isabel Carrilero Borbujo Sodena
Jakub Marecek IBM Research
Jan-Hendrik Ernst Reactive Technologies
Lorena Jimenez Chillaron ITE
Manfred Reisner ACTARON
Manolo Serrano Grupo ETRA
Marie Münster DTU
Markus Wolf EPRI International
Mathias Berger University of Liège
Michele Pastorelli Politecnico di Torino
Mihai Sanduleac Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Nick Frydas IFC
Norela Constantinescu ENTSO-E
Nuno Silva EFACEC
Nuno Souza e Silva Nester
Poria Hasanpor Divshali VTT
Santiago Jose Otero Enel
Spyros Giannelos Imperial College London
Víctor Bermúdez Llamusi Red Eléctrica de España
Victor Fabregat Tena Regenera Levante
Zeliko Tomsic University of Zagreb
Zivorad Serafimoski Mepso


WG1 Papers:


WG1 Publications

ETIP SNET WG1 White Paper: Sector Coupling: Concepts, State-of-the-art and Perspectives – February 2019 – download

ETIP SNET WG1 White Paper: Holistic architectures for future power systems – March 2019 – download


Conference papers

ETIP SNET WG1 Paper CIRED Conference 3-6 June 2019 – download

This paper presents the “ETIP SNET Vision 2050 – Integrating Smart Networks for the Energy Transition”

ETIP SNET WG1 Paper CIRED Conference 7-8 June 2018 – download

This paper presents “R&I Needs and Challenges for a Future Reliable, Economic and Efficient Smart Grid System Taking into Account Microgrid and Local Energy Communities to Support the EU Energy Transition”