Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)

UNITED-GRID aspires to be the arrow-head within “Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with distributed energy resources” and addresses the challenges in the “competitive low-carbon energy"", relevant to next generation of active distribution grids.

UNITED-GRID will develop a tool-box with technologies enabling at least 80% renewable-based energy production on an annual basis, with an increased reliability performance of 50%, while decreasing grid losses by 10%. The developed technologies include e.g. solutions for real-time system awareness and control, short term generation and load forecasting, setting-less protection schemes and new business models. The tool-box will be integrated into a professional system ensuring interoperability and smooth integration with existing EMS/DMS on the market. To enhance future impacts, at least 2/3 of novel solutions which have been positively validated will have an agreed and financed development processes for the next TRL level beyond the project.

The project will provide integrated cyberphysical solutions, while efficiently exploiting the opportunities provided by the new actors and technologies thus going beyond the state‐of‐the‐art to optimise operation of the grid with realtime control solutions in a high level of automation and cyber‐physical security.

The project team has been selected carefully and has proven R&I, demonstration and deployment capabilities as well as established regulatory and policy channels. The team includes experienced research organisations (SP, TU/e, CEA, and Chalmers), 3 DSOs, a DMS provider and expert SME partners to ensure the exploitation of the developed solutions.

To further enhance the deployment towards a low carbon energy society, the project will together with at least 20 market actors define pathways to navigate in the rapidly changing energy environment. Furthermore, at least 25% of the test-pilots will sign a letter of commitment to execute parts of the developed pathways.

Partner organizations

  • Göteborg Energi AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Enexis (Private, Netherlands)
  • Sorea : energies & communications (Private, France)
  • Atos Worldgrid SAS (Private, France)
  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • IMCG (Private, Sweden)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
  • Smart State Technology (Private, Netherlands)
  • Security Matters (Private, Netherlands)
  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (Research Institute, France)
Start date 01/11/2017
End date The project is closed: 30/04/2020

Funded by

  • European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)

Published: Thu 03 Sep 2020.