WisGRID integrates, demonstrates and validates advanced ICT services and systems in the energy distribution grid in order to provide secure, sustainable and flexible smart grids and give more power to the European energy consumer.
WiseGRID's main objective is to provide a set of solutions and technologies to increase the smartness, stability and security of an open, consumer-centric European energy grid. The project will combine an enhanced use of storage technologies, a highly increased share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the integration of charging infrastructure to favour the large-scale deployment of electric vehicles. It will place citizens at the center of the transformation of the grid.
The project goes beyond empowering prosumers. On top of having a consumer-centric approach, it will make a difference in the market by delivering tools that facilitate the creation of a healthy, open market where not only ‘traditional’ utilities but also players such as electric cooperatives and small and medium-sized enterprises can play an active role, contributing therefore effectively to the transition to energy democracy.
WiseGRID follows European Commission's ambition to put the consumer back at the center of the energy system, to promote and support sustainable energy communities.
WiseGRID integrated solution will be demonstrated and evaluated under real life conditions in 4 large scale demonstrators - in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Greece - under different technical, regulatory, legislative and social conditions. Demonstration sites will involve more than 1700 users, 60 batteries (totalling more than 300KWh of installed capacity), 50 heat pumps ( over 160kWh of installed capacity), 180 electric vehicles, 40 charging stations and more than 70MWh of RES.