The European project InteGRIDy (Integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization & Storage Technologies) kicked off in Barcelona from the 11th to the 12th of  January 2017.

The inteGRIDy project seeks to connect innovative services, technologies and emerging mechanisms of intelligent electric networks through the deployment of a scalable and replicable platform. This platform will allow the connection of the current energy network with the different market players, as well as providing improved capabilities for the monitoring of consumption and generation profiles.

The ultimate goal is to facilitate the optimal and dynamic operation of the power distribution network, boosting network stability while coordinating the inclusion of distributed energy sources, virtual power generation plants and innovative and collaborative energy storage schemes, with an increasing percentage of renewable energies.

There will be 10 pilots that will take place in 8 European Union countries (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, UK, Greece, Cyprus and Romania) will benefit from powerful visual analysis applications and dynamic simulations that will allow them to make predictions and make optimal decisions on the resources to be used.

InteGRIDy has secured funding of more than 12 million euros from the European H2020 program, becoming the largest project in its category and is co-ordinated by Atos. The project will be run by a consortium that includes Gas Natural Fenosa and Aiguasol (Spain), SIEMENS, Teesside University, Isle of Wight, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Synergy Systems, EMSc (UK) and AT Kearney (United Kingdom), Engineering, ASM Terni, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Polytechnic of Milan, Azienda San Severino Marche, Energy@Work and UNE (Italy), INNED (France), University of Cyprus and Electricity Authority of Cyprus (Cyprus), PH Energy, LISBOA E-NOVA, Portuguese Catholic University and Virtual Power Solutions (Portugal), SIVECO Romania and Societatea De Distributie Si Furnizare to Energiei Electrice (Romania), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH),  Sunlight, WATT+VOLT and TREK (Greece).