The jury picked this “Holistic Approach for Evaluating Complex Smart Grid Systems” in the technical category because it addresses the great need for systematic testing of smart grid solutions. The work of the ERIGrid Horizon 2020 consortium allows for tangible and measurable results as new solutions are being put to the test in a number of different laboratories, already now involving 73 real projects and 175 users. Given that smart grid solutions are one of the most important factors in the system transformation, we believe to have found a very worthy winner.
“Research Infrastructures – like ERIGrid and ERIGrid 2.0 in the domain of power and energy systems – are an important backbone for the European Research Area. ERIGrid has supported a lot of external user groups, especially also from industry/SMEs, in their experimental research, developments, and validation leading to new developments and innovations for a sustainable energy supply and infrastructure of the future. Therefore, it is an honour for us to be awarded with the ‘Good Practice of the Year’ award“, says Thomas Strasser, Senior Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology and Coordinator of H2020 ERIGrid.