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European Research Infrastructure Supporting
Smart Grid Systems Technology Development, Validation and Rollout
ERIGrid Opens First Call for Transnational Access:

Apply for Free Access to Europe’s Leading
Smart Grid Research Infrastructure
If you are looking for sophisticated smart grid infrastructure with top know-how and innovative installations for conducting your own experimental research, then ERIGrid offers an invaluable opportunity for you.
Up to 15 December, 2016, the ERIGrid project welcomes applications for its first call for transnational access: Users from research, academia and industry are invited to apply for free access to top European smart grid research laboratories of ERIGrid partners.

Successful applicants will gain free access to ERIGrid testing and simulation facilities, backed by concentrated know-how and best practices in the field of smart grid systems and Distributed Energy Resources (DER), for example:

  • Power system components characterisation and evaluation
  • Smart grid ICT / Automation validation
  • Co-simulation
  • Real-time simulation and Power/Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL)

Below you can find an overview of the available laboratories, linked to detailed specifications.
For detailed information on the application process, eligibility and more, please visit the section Transnational Access of ERIGrid.


Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)


Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Grenoble Institute of Technology

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - National Technical University of Athens (ICCS NTUA)

Fraunhofer IWES

Ormazabal Corporate Technology (OCT)

OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)

SINTEF Energy Research

TECNALIA Research & Innovation

Delft University of Technology (TUD)

University of Strathclyde:
1. Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC)
2. Distribution Network and Protection (D-NAP) Laboratory

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland:
1. Multipower Laboratory Espoo
2. Oulu Smart Grid Laboratory
Resources on the ERIGrid Transnational Access opportunity:
ERIGrid Transnational Access Procedure and Rules
User Project Proposal Template
Flyer ERIGrid Transnational Accesss
Press Release on ERIGrid First Transnational Access
About ERIGrid
As a pan-European research infrastructure, ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the rollout of smart grid solutions and concepts in Europe.
The project tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures.
ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing smart grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers is provided as well to foster future innovation.
  • H2020 call: INFRAIA-1-2014-2015: Integrating and opening existing national and regional research infrastructures of European interest
  • Funding instrument: Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) - Integrating Activity (IA)
  • 18 partners from 11 European countries + 3 third parties involved
  • Involvement of 21 first-class smart srid labs
  • €10M funding from the EC
  • Duration: 1 November, 2015 - 30 April, 2020
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