Apply for the 5th TA call until 15 November 2018

Are you involved in research, academia or industry in the domain of smart grids and Distributed Energy Resources (DER)? Do you need special equipment or advanced installations for testing or validation of the developed smart grid concepts? Then you can apply for open access to Europe’s top smart grids laboratories of ERIGrid partners to implement your experiments! Successful applicants are provided for free with:

  • travelling
  • accommodation
  • lab access to ERIGrid testing and simulation facilities
  • access to concentrated know-how and best practices in the field of smart grid systems and DER, such as: 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.

All lab operation costs, travelling and accommodation expenses are paid by ERIGrid. 

Application deadline for the 5th TA call: 15 November 2018

6th call: 15 February – 15 May, 2019

Choose up to 3 laboratories you want to conduct your project at:

In the document “TA description” you will find detailed information on the installations and equipment provided by each laboratory.

Please consider that the laboratories of DNV GL, Fraunhofer IEE, ICCS-NTUA, AIT and SINTEF are NOT available in the current 5th call.

Application process:

Identify your experimental needs: empirical topic and testing/validation goals


Select potential labs (up to 3) which are suitable for your topic


Build up your team or decide to apply as an individual user


Write the proposal using this template


Your proposal will be evaluated by independent reviewers from this list — Please point out any names that may involve a conflict of interest


Submit your proposal via


Your proposal must meet the following criteria:

  • Scientific and technical relevance, originality and innovation, methodology, robust and realistic test/evaluation approach
  • Prospect of knowledge enhancement at the research infrastructures
  • Completeness and organisation of the proposal, clear definition of the objectives and expected results, relevance of the proposed dissemination actions, justified amount of requested access
  • Compliance with European RTD policies and priorities; prospect of social impact and impact on EU industry. New users, young researchers, female researchers are specially welcome.


The typical duration of a TA user project may vary from about one week up to one month. Longer stays up to two or three month are in principle possible but in such a case the targeted hosting infrastructure should be contacted in advance in order to check lab availability and potential budget restrictions.

The User Group (UG) leader and the majority of the UG must work in a country other than the one where the requested infrastructure is located.

Yes, you must be able to publicly report about the conducted project.

The entire evaluation process is expected to be completed in about one to two months after the submission deadline.

You need to be employed by organisations located in the European Union or associated European states. Limited access is also provided to applicants from non-EU countries and other developing countries (please read the guidelines for more information).

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