ERIGrid is a pan-European Research Infrastructure which supports technology development and the rollout of smart grid solutions by employing a multi-domain approach, with corresponding tools for a systematic testing of smart grid systems.
Starting from end of 2015 the ERIGrid project has been providing free laboratory access to engineers working in the domain of smart grids and distributed energy resources (DER). The laboratory access program supported 73 different user projects, with 175 users by offering travelling, accommodation, lab access to ERIGrid testing and simulation facilities, and access to concentrated know-how and best practices. With a methodology for multi-lab tests defined by ERIGrid’s Holistic Test Description (HTD), the project ran various simulations and analyses related to smart grid optimization.
The ERIGrid consortium is comprised of 18 partners from 11 European countries.