Apply for Free Access to Europe’s Leading Smart Grid Research Infrastructure

Submission Deadline: 15 December, 2016

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.
Starting from 15 September and 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 grids 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) and others.

Up to 15 December, 2016, you can apply for the current call for researchers exchange as an individual researcher or together with colleagues as a User Group (UG). The starting time and length of the user projects are flexible. The duration of the stay at the research infrastructure is normally limited to 3 months. The expenses, including travel and accommodation, will be reimbursed, subject to ERIGrid rules and regulations.

You can find further information about the call, available research infrastructure, eligible applicants, and application rules and procedure here.

ERIGrid Opens First Call for Transnational Access