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23/02/2016
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Workshop at GSE on Research and Innovation in Electricity Grids: the new European Roadmap

Workshop at GSE on Research and Innovation in Electricity Grids: the new European Roadmap

Complementing the activities performed so far by the European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) and the Grid+ project, a consortium formed by TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSO-E, RSE and VITO has been selected by the European Commission to support DG Energy and the Member States in defining a European R&D roadmap integrating energy storage into grid research and innovation activities, both at electricity transmission and distribution levels.

At the end of 2016 the six partners will deliver a ten-year integrated Research and Innovation Roadmap (RIR) towards a more secure single European electricity market and related short-term Implementation Plans (2016-2018 and 2017-2019).
Nine regional knowledge sharing workshops are being organised by the Grid+Storage project, each covering smart transmission and distribution grids, and integration of energy storage solutions.
The purpose is to foster networking and exchange of experiences between projects being carried out both at EU and national or regional levels.

In Italy the 7th Workshop (Croatia, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Switzerland)

The seventh Grid+Storage regional workshop will be held in Rome (Italy) on 29 February and 1 March 2016 at GSE – Gestore dei Servizi Energetici premises with the support of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus initiative.
This seventh workshop, addressing Croatia, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Switzerland, is a unique opportunity to interact with network operators and energy storage stakeholders about the scope and contents of the future Research and Innovation roadmap about energy storage integration in the future electricity networks.
 
All stakeholders involved in R&I activities about smart grids and energy storage integration in the power system are invited to attend this workshop. National R&I projects representatives will be invited to join a labelling process where the European added value of their activities will be identified jointly by the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus and Grid+Storage teams.
 
Three other regional workshops will be organized throughout Europe until March 2016 (the first one in Vienna on February 24 and 25: see List) in order to share knowledge and agree about the future Research and Innovation activities needed for the next ten years. Several smart grids and energy storage projects from Croatia, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Switzerland will be presented.
 
Four interactive sessions will be held to discuss with the audience and with ENTSO-E, EDSO and EASE representatives about the lessons learnt by the projects presented and the future research and innovation topics to better integrate energy storage into the power system.
 
Registration can be made on the GRID+ Storage Website: http://www.gridplusstorage.eu/workshops/6-workshop-7-croatia-italy-malta-slovenia-switzerland