This joint programme was officially launched at the SET Plan Conference in Madrid in June 2010. It aims to address in a medium to long-term research perspective, one of the most critical areas directly relating to the effective acceleration of smart grid development and deployment.
At present, 22 research organisations from 17 different European countries participate within the programme. Its five specialist themes are:
- network operation
- energy management
- control system interoperability
- electrical storage technologies
- transmission networks