/  01. April 2020  -  30. September 2024

ERIGrid 2.0: European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid and Smart Energy Systems Research, Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out – Second Edition

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) Coordinator, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V. (DERlab), KEMA Labs, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HED), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems – National Technical University of Athens (ICCS), Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC), Ormazabal Corporate Technology, A.I.E. (OCT), OFFIS EV – Institute for Information Technology (OFF), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), SINTEF Energy Research (SIN), TECNALIA Research & Innovation (TEC), Delft University of Technology (TUD),  University of Cyprus (UCY), University of Strathclyde (UST), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Funding European Commission: H2020 Programme under Grant Agreement
Duration 01.04.2020 - 30.09.2024
Gunter Arnold, Wolfram Heckmann


Based on the results from the ERIGrid-1 project, the successor project ERIGrid 2.0 will expand the research services and tools of research infrastructures for validating smart energy networks with the electric power grid as the main backbone. Committed to the holistic and cyber-physical systems-based validation approach, ERIGrid 2.0 will foster system-level support and education for industrial and academic researchers in power and energy systems research and technology development.

The current ERIGrid 2.0 project widened and advanced the provided lab access in order to fulfil the challenging goals of the European Union towards a clean, secure, and efficient energy transition to face climate and energy challenges.

Led by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the European consortium of innovative research and development laboratories offers research infrastructure of the ERIGrid 2.0 partners to researchers and experts for developing, testing and validating modern power supply systems, the integration of renewable energies, the digitalisation of the networks and intelligent energy systems. The project is based on holistic, cyber-physical validations of the energy system, which can also be carried out in virtual environments. All in all, 21 smart grid and smart energy systems laboratories and 8 facilities with virtual access are available free-of-charge for successful applicants from all over the world to advance their own research.

The participation of Fraunhofer IEE is mainly focused on further development of integrated lab based validation approaches using co-simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) technologies as well as on providing free access for user groups to the Fraunhofer IEE testcenter “SysTec”.