Electricity grids are a key enabler of the "Energy Transition" towards a sustainable energy system, but face huge challenges due to, for example, the desired uptake of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles. So far, 15 joint research projects (JRPs) have provided crucial metrology support for the development of (smart) electricity grids, but their impact has been hampered by a lack of higher-level coordination.
This project will accelerate the full establishment of a European Metrology Network on Smart Electricity Grids (EMN SEG) to realise a coherent National Metrology Institute (NMI) response to smart electricity grid measurement challenges, to provide a single point of contact for stakeholders, and to maximise the impact of R&D activities.
This is a joint network project carried out in the framework of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) (see:http://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/empir/). The EMPIR initiative is co-funded by the European Unions's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the participating states. METAS is one of the project partners in the project