Project: Rural Intelligent Grid

Pro-integrative planning of renewable energy sources and flexible consumers under consideration of technical, market economy and sociological aspects provides key challenges for establishment of regional smart grid concept. Goal of “RIGRID” is to design and test new interactive energy and infrastructure design tool for optimal planning and operation of new emerging energy infrastructures in rural areas. Objective is to reliably operate existing and future energy infrastructures (e.g. in Germany and Poland) organizationally and economically more efficient, through the use of modern management concepts. This increases reliability of supply and CO2-free energy-conform by end consumer and facilitates road for potential investors and local ‘authorities’ to green regional smart grid. Newly developed tool will give value added for each region visibility, efficiency up to new jobs potential considering technical-economic-sociological triangle and framework conditions.

Acronym RIGRID (Reference Number: 77739)
Duration 01/05/2016 - 30/04/2018
Project Topic smart regional grids; renewables; energy infrastructure planning, integration, operation; market introduction, social acceptance
Network ERANet SmartGridPlus
Call ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus - Joint Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Coordinator Germany
2 Electrum sp. z o.o. Partner Poland
3 Warsaw University of Technology Partner Poland
4 Harz-Regenerativ-Druiberg e.V. Partner Germany
5 Regenerativ Kraftwerke Harz GmbH Partner Germany
6 Europejski Instytut Miedzi Partner Poland