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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.


Antonio Iliceto ENTSO-E


Gareth Bissell Enel
Werner Friedl AIT reprsenting EUREC

WG members:

Albana Ilo TU Wien, Austria
Alexandre Oudalov ABB / T&D Europe
Andaç Kılıç ADM
Anna Kulmala VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Bartłomiej Mroczek PGE
Bastian Fischer LOCAMATION
Carmen Calpe innogy SE
Constantine Karytsas CRES
Daniel Mitcan Ampacimon
Ernest Bernhard Fraunhofer IWES
Frank Wiersma TenneT TSO GmbH
Gilles Tihon Public Service of Wallonia
Goran Strbac IMPERIAL COLLEGE London
Guillermo Amann T&D Europe / Ormazabala
Hamed Rezaei NEXANS
Ilija Batas Bjelic University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering
Isabel Carrilero-Borbujo Jofemar
Jakub Marecek IBM Research
Jonathan Sandham ESB Networks
Lola Alacreu ETRA I+D
Marc Le Du RTE R&D
Marie Münster Technical University of Denmark
Martin Godemann CORESO
Martin Strelec University of West Bohemia
Michele Pastorelli Politecnico di Torino
Mihaela Albu Buchuresti University
Natalie Samovicha Enercoutim
Norela Constantinescu ENTSO-E
Nuno Silva EFACEC
Ricardo Prata EDP – Distribuição
Til Kristian Vrana SINTEF Energi
Vera Paiva da Silva GE
Víctor Bermúdez Llamusí Red Eléctrica de España
Vivi Gourioti DESFA

 WG1 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”