The EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids was officially launched at the SET Plan Conference in Madrid (3-4 June 2010). The JP, coordinated by RSE and ENEA from Italy by means of an extended cross-disciplinary cooperation involving many Research and Development (R&D) participants with different and complementary expertise and facilities, aims at addressing 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. On December 2013, the JP programme successfully launched ELECTRA the EC funded (FP7) Integrated Research Programme on Smart Grids technologies.

The EERA JP on Smart Grids consists of the following five sub-programmes (SP):

  • SP1 - Network Operation
  • SP2 - Energy Management
  • SP3 - Control System Interoperability
  • SP4 - Electrical Storage Technologies
  • SP5 - Transmission Network

UK Representation

The UK involvement is led by Prof. Graeme Burt at the University of Strathclyde. Please contact Prof. Burt or Michael Weston for more information and to get involved.

Progress to date

Documents reflecting the progress of the JP on Smart Grids including deliverables can be found here.