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Advanced ICT services and systems in the energy distribution grid have the potential to offer secure, sustainable and flexible smart grids and empower European energy consumer.

Between 2016 and 2020, the WiseGRID project worked on solutions and technologies aimed at enhancing the smartness, stability and security of an open, consumer-centric European energy grid. The following videos provide insights into the technological solutions they devised for the production and storage of renewable energy across various pilot sites.

  • Kythnos. Situated in the Western Cyclades of Greece, Kythnos is a small, non-interconnected island that stands as a pioneer, having been the first European island to adopt renewable energy. In Kythnos, WiseGRID implemented battery systems to provide stability to the local electrical system countering fluctuations in consumption and production.
  • Ghent. In Ghent, Belgium, the installation of new digital meters enables citizens to track their energy consumption at 15-minute intervals, facilitating more effective usage monitoring. With this near real-time data, the project examined whether a neighborhood could be self-sufficient utilising the solar panels already installed in the area.
  • Crevillent. Situated in southern Spain, Crevillent is a small town where the local grid is managed by a cooperative. The WiseGRID project introduced a range of tools to assist the energy cooperative in transitioning to a cleaner, more sustainable energy model for its users.
  • Terni. In this small sized city at the heart of Italy, the public energy utility is combining the near real-time data of digital meters with energy forecasting models developed by the project.

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