Holistic Approach for Validating Complex Smart Grid Systems






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.


  • Provides a single-entry point to a pan-European Research Infrastructure and on all aspects of smart grid testing
  • System level support and education for researchers, including exchange of knowledge tools and techniques
  • Rapid transfer of results into industrial-related standards for future smart grid development


Main information:

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.


Additional information:

The ERIGrid consortium is comprised of 18 partners from 11 European countries.

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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