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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.


Gareth Bissell Enel


Antonio Iliceto ENTSO-E
Natalie Samovich ENERCOUTIM

WG members:

Albana Ilo TU Wien
Alexandre Oudalov ABB
Anna Kulmala VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Bastian Fischer Locamation
Carmen Calpe Innogy
Daniel Mitcan Ampacimon
Daniel Møller Sneum DTU
David Radu University of Liège
Frank Wiersma TenneT
Goran Strbac Imperial College London
Guillermo Amann T&D EUROPE
Ilija Batas-Bjelic University of Belgrade
Isabel Carrilero SODENA
Jakub Marecek IBM
Jonathan Sandham ESB Networks
Marie Münster DTU
Martin Godemann Coreso
Mathias Berger University of Liège
Mihaela Albu Politehnica University of Bucharest
Murat Göl Middle East Technical University
Norela Constantinescu ENTSO-E
Nuno Silva EFACEC
Raphael Rinaldi Enel
Ricardo Pastor R&D Nester
Spyros Giannelos Imperial College London
Vera Silva GE
Víctor Bermúdez Red Eléctrica de España
Werner Friedl AIT reprsenting EUREC


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”