The ERA-NET SmartGridPlus has published a call with proposal Deadline 15 June 2016.
Deadline: 15 June 2016
Short Call Abstract:
The ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus will advance the integration of smart grids system technologies, stakeholder adoption and market processes to help Europe make progress towards achieving its short-term 2020, medium-term 2035 and long-term 2050 energy targets.
Cross-sectorial and interdisciplinary system innovation will be essential to realising these targets.
The main challenges are:
1. Enabling an increased flexibility of the power system to cope with the growing share of intermittent, variable and decentralised renewable generation and managing the complex interactions.
2. Increase network capacity to support increased generation and transmission resulting from renewables and in support of the internal energy market.
3. Provide information, services, market architectures and privacy guarantees to support open markets for energy products and services, whilst facilitating the active participation of customers.
Consumer acceptance, prosumer interaction, education, policy, retail, community/society, human behaviour, privacy, business modelling methods, social research, abolition of barriers between European countries. Economy, market design, management, social sciences.
Specific participation requirements:
Project must be transnational by nature, involving at least two independent entities and from at least two different countries of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners.
It is mandatory that each project partners contact their respective national/regional contact points during the advisory period.