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.
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.
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
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.
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.
At the European level ENTSO-E and it's members participate directly in Horizon 2020 projects and calls:
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.
ENTSO-E Innovation Webinars
The R&I Roadmap 2020-2030 lays the groundwork for the upcoming electricity highways, smart grids and for the change to a...
The Cyber Physical System for the Energy Transition Digitalisation Challenges, Opportunities and Projects from TSOs and ENTSO-E
The RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 assesses the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities defined in the...
The Implementation Plan defines short-term R&I activities and gives practical implementation details for the ensuing three years.
The R&I Roadmap 2017-2026 lays the groundwork for the upcoming electricity highways, smart grids and for the change to a...