Networking Activities (NA)
Validating smart grid technologies and developments is a task that requires a holistic view on the overall process. The entire domain spectrum of future smart grids has to be taken into consideration. Besides the technical components, such as the grid infrastructure, storage, generation, consumption, etc., it also comprises customers, markets, ICT, regulation, governance, and metrology to name a few. A holistic approach demands integrating all prospective R&D sites and stakeholders, e.g. hardware/software simulation labs as well as academic and industrial research. With this networking activity ERIGrid aims to tain the next generation of researchers and engineers.

Joint Research Activities (JRA)
A core activity in ERIGrid is the provision of a distributed and integrated research infrastructure which is capable to support the validation and testing of smart grid configurations. Overall 19 installations provided by the consortium members are available for transnational access projects.

Transnational Access (TA)
ERIGrid targets industrial and academic researchers active in the smart grid domain and provides them free transnational access (TA) to the integrated research infrastructure of the ERIGrid members. This access is funded by the project and is therefore offered free of charge to researchers planning to carry out research projects at a high level of excellence and innovation. The projects submitted by industrial and academic researchers will have to tackle challenging scientific and complex technical impacts. The coonsoritum organises two calls for proposals yearly. You can find out more about the ERIGrid Transnational Access here.