SmartNet TSO-DSO coordination




Project consortium


A simulation platform to compare TSO-DSO coordination schemes that enables the participation of distribution network resources to ancillary services markets plus three technological pilots experimenting concrete technical solutions to enable ancillary services provision from distribution networks.


  • Development of a simulation platform with 2030 scenarios for Italy, Denmark and Spain
  • Cost-Benefit Assessment (CBA) on five TSO-DSO coordination schemes
  • Regulatory analysis of national and EU barriers and boosters
  • 3 pilot demonstration sites (Italy, Denmark and Spain)


Main information:
The project addresses the need to find answers and propose new practical solutions to the increasing integration of renewable energy sources in the existing electricity transmission network. This technological development is not only affecting the structure of the electricity markets, but also the interactions between grid operators and national and local level (TSOs and DSOs). The Smart-Net project provides optimised instruments and modalities which improve the TSO-DSO coordination, the exchange of information for monitoring and for the acquisition of ancillary services (reserve and balancing, voltage balancing control, congestion management) from subjects located in the distribution segment (flexible load and distributed generation).


RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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