Towards the grid of the future
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT and INNOVATION

Our objective is to transform the European energy system into an integrated one, with emphasis on customer, on flexibility and end to-end digitization to integrate different technologies and market services.

Sector coupling

Electricity grids must create synergies with other energy networks (gas and heat) and allow the transition towards sustainable transport through the deployment of electric vehicles, which requires the evolution of the battery sector and the creation of efficient charging station networks. The future energy systems will be coupled and optimized.

End-to-end digitization

Consumers and prosumers will need smart grids and systems, integrating smart meters, highly developed home automation systems and appliances, enabling demand response, portfolio management, and load optimization. Big data management, the Internet of things, and the post-processing and security of data are required for inter-TSO cooperation and for the empowerment of consumers.

Smart technology

On the system operations side, innovative solutions will be needed for substation automation in conjunction with standard fault analysis and location, dynamic line rating, and the use of optical or nano-technologies.

TSOs & EU research

The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition.

ENTSO-E supports the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan activities, through its participation in the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) at various levels: Executive Committee, Governing Board and Working Groups.

The objective is to share with stakeholders from the whole energy sector at EU level the results achieved by TSOs’ R&I activities, but also their R&I needs, and to work together towards an integrated R&I vision.

Technopedia

Energy transition is underway, we help you to keep up with the new technologies related to the Transmission System Operators. Below you will find factsheets of different innovative and state-of-the-art technologies covering the fields of transmission assets, system operations, digital and flexibility solutions. These up-to-date sheets will help you to understand each technology and their advantages, and also to show their readiness level.

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Projects

At the European level ENTSO-E and it's members participate directly in Horizon 2020 projects and calls:

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"Crossbow"

CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market

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EUSYSFLEX

European system with an efficient coordinated use of flexibilities for the integration of a large share of RES

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FLEXITRANSTORE

An Integrated Platform for Increased FLEXIbility in smart TRANSmission grids with STORage Entities and large penetration of Renewable Energy Sources

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TDX-ASSIST

Design and develop novel Information and Communication Technology tools and techniques that facilitate scalable and secure information systems and data exchange between TSO and DSO.

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Intensys4EU

The INTENSYS4EU (INTegrated ENergy SYStem, a pathway for EUrope) project is a coordination and support Action group supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme

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Osmose

OSMOSE is preparing the necessary flexibilities for the electricity system of tomorrow.

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Interrface

INTERRFACE project will develop an Interoperable pan-European Grid Services Architecture (IEGSA) to act as the interface between TSOs and DSOs

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CoordiNet

The purpose of CoordiNet is establish different collaboration schemes between TSOs, DSOs and consumers to contribute to the development of a smart, secure and more resilient energy system.

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TSO Innovation Hub

Under the ENTSO-E Research, Development and Innovation Committee, themathic working groups have been developed and share best practices among the TSO community regarding power system modernization, security and system stability, power system flexibility, economics and efficiency and digitalization.

The RDI team at ENTSO-E works closely in all these fields and across transversal structures: the digital team in ENTSO-E, System Development, Market , Operation and the European TSO/DSO platform.

ENTSO-E Innovation Webinars

The Business Network for Innovation creates a bridge between the world of start-ups and citizen initiatives on one hand, suppliers, opinion leaders, institutions and ENTSO-E on the other.

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RDI reports

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RDI Roadmap 2020-2030

The R&I Roadmap 2020-2030 lays the groundwork for the upcoming electricity highways, smart grids and for the change to a...

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Digital Report

The Cyber Physical System for the Energy Transition Digitalisation Challenges, Opportunities and Projects from TSOs and ENTSO-E

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RD&I Monitoring Report 2018

The RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 assesses the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities defined in the...

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R&I Implementation Plan

The Implementation Plan defines short-term R&I activities and gives practical implementation details for the ensuing three years.

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RDI Roadmap 2017-2026

The R&I Roadmap 2017-2026 lays the groundwork for the upcoming electricity highways, smart grids and for the change to a...

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