E2SG aims at addressing most of the challenges entailed in evolving the concept of smart-grid to the level needed by both the industrial players and the society of the next decades, and the uprising environmental awareness which will lead to the increasing exploitation of removable energy sources.
To do so, E2SG aims at developing and demonstrating key enabling technologies in, at least, the following fields:
1. node-grid interfaces – especially between generating nodes and the grid.
2. grid-sensing/metering – to collect the information needed for management and control.
3. over-the-grid communication – to effectively carry sensing and control information where it is needed.
4. grid-topology and control – to understand and design connection-induced behaviours improving reliability and to control (local) energy production/distribution by exploiting advanced storage policies.
5. energy routing – to develop flexible and efficient mechanism to transmit energy between nodes, e.g., by properly choosing AC or DC links depending on temporary operating conditions for power consumption.
Official website: http://www.e2sg-project.eu/