The project is led by six European DSOs covering more than 50% of the electricity supply in Europe: CEZ Distribuce (Czech Republic), Enel Distribuzione (Italy), ERDF (France), Iberdrola Distribucion (Spain), RWE (Germany) and Vattenfall Eldistribution (Sweden).
Altogether 27 partners from several countries (including manufacturers, system integrators, research centers and universities) are collaborating in the project.
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ABB is a Swedish-Helvetian group, headquartered in Zurich, and operates mainly in energy technologies and automation.
ABB is the largest builder of electricity networks in the world.
To know more about the involvement of ABB in GRID4EU, please visit this page: new.abb.com/smartgrids/projects/grid4eu.
ALSTOM Grid, a subsidiary of the ALSTOM Group, specializes in engineering and project management for large transmission projects, industrial energy supplies and power electronics solutions.
ARMINES is a contract research organization, partnering with large engineering schools in France.
Its purpose is industry research.
CEZ Distribuce, a.s. is a part of CEZ Group.
CEZ Group is an established, integrated electricity conglomerate with operations in a number of countries in Central and Southeastern Europe and Turkey, headquartered in the Czech Republic. Its principal businesses encompass generation, trading, and distribution of power and heat, as well as coal mining.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking.
Cisco Smart Grid is a cross-technology solution that enables utilities and other organizations in the energy industry, standards-based IP networks to efficiently meet the demands of energy generation, distribution, storage, and consumption.
Comillas Pontifical University, located in Madrid (Spain), will be represented in the project by the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). The Smart and Green Networks Group in the IIT is a reference in Spain for the economic and regulatory research in smart grids, and has participated in several EU funded projects on this topic.
ORMAZABAL CURRENT is a leading global innovator of utility grid infrastructure and software solutions. Iberdrola selected the company to provide advanced metering, transformer supervision, and network communications solutions for wide-scale deployment in Spain.
Electricité de France (EDF) is the main company of production and supply of electricity in France.
EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.
eMeter is a software company based in San Mateo, that specializes in software for managing smart grid and smart meter technologies. The company was recently acquired by Siemens.
Enel Distribuzione S.p.A. is a Distribution System Operator (DSO) and a subsidiary of the Enel Group, the largest power company in Italy and the second largest publicly traded in Europe by installed capacity, which operates in the sectors of electricity and gas. Enel is present in 40 countries worldwide, has overall 96 000MW of net installed capacity.
Enel is also strongly committed to the development of renewable energy sources and to the implementation of new environmental friendly technologies. Today about 48% of the power generated by Enel globally is carbon free.
Enel is the Technical Director of Grid4EU.
ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution France) - ERDF is the DSO responsible for the electricity distribution activities of 95% of French municipalities. ERDF ensures the development and management of one of Europe’s largest electricity distribution networks: 1.285 million km of MV and LV power lines, 35 million meters, 345 TWh of electricity distributed in 2011 of which 18.9 TWh are injected directly into the distribution network from distributed sites including wind, solar PV, biomass, small hydroelectric stations, etc.
Iberdrola (including Distribucion & Clientes) is now the largest Spanish energy group, the world leader in wind energy and one of the five largest companies in the world by market capitalization.
Itron Inc. is a provider of intelligent metering, data collection and utility software.
Itron's products include electricity, gas, water and heat meters, data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); meter data management and related software applications; as well as project management, installation, and consulting services.
The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan in Swedish, KTH) is an engineering school in Stockholm. KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden's technical research and engineering education capacity at university level.
The Catholic University of Leuven is a prestigious Belgium university.
Landis+Gyr is a conglomerate that specializes in measuring devices and other technologies to manage scarce resources, based in Zoug (Switzerland).
It is the largest manufacturing company of electrical measuring instruments in the world.
Grupo Ormazabal is one of the world’s leading companies providing high added value products and services for the electrical network. Founded in 1967, Ormazabal is the origin of Velatia, an international group of industrial and technological companies.
Our commitment to reliability and our profound knowledge of the sector and the markets where we are present enables us to respond to the present and future needs of the electrical network, contributing to its development with innovative solutions and in-house technology. Innovation has been the driving force for our growth and that of our customers. A highly-qualified team of professionals involved with our customers with whom we establish long-term relationships with mutual benefits. An experience that places us at the forefront of the electrical sector.
Ormazabal, is in the XXI Century, one international company, with presence in more than 20 counties that search the success of their customers through the innovation and the collaboration.
Reliable innovation. Personal solutions.
RSE - The company's mission is to develop research programs in the electricity sector, addressed to the entire electricity grid.
RWE Deutschland AG (RWE DAG) , is the operating company for electricity grids, gas and water supply, sales and energy efficiency in the RWE Group.
The company owns one of the largest distribution grids in Germany.
RWE Deutschland has subsidiaries for sales and distribution grid operation, grid services and gas storage facilities. Other owned companies pool the energy efficiency activities, including electro mobility, and the development and operation of smart systems metering energy consumption.
Telvent Energía, S. A. is part of Schneider Electric.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
Selta is one of the main private groups in the European Automation and Telecommunication industry. Selta is a real international reference point in the world of solutions for Enterprise Communication, Access Networks, Automation Systems and Railway signals.
Siemens is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors.
Siemens support the development of Smart Grids with its innovative solutions in the field of smart metering.
TUD is a university in Dortmund, Germany.
It is highly ranked in terms of its research performance in the areas of physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and economics.
Vattenfall Eldistribution is a part of Vattenfall Group, which have business in production - distribution and sales of electricity, heat and gas.
Vattenfall Distribution is a electricity distribution company have about 4,5 million of customers in Germany, Sweden and Finland.
ZIV is a Spanish company which is dedicated to designing, manufacturing and marketing equipment systems and digital areas of protection, the control-command, the measurement and communications for substation applications in the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy.