rex image nov 2015The first round of smart grid researcher exchanges under the ELECTRA REX programme were successfully concluded recently with a workshop in Vienna hosted as part of EDST'15 (see the presentations).

The event attracted thirty nine delegates, who came to hear the results of the exchange visits to CSIRO (Australia), University of Strathclyde (UK), OFFIS (Germany), TNO (Netherlands), and CRES (Greece). A number of interesting discussions were stimulated by the research, and significant amount of interest stimulated in the future Calls of the ELECTRA REX programme: the 3rd REX call dedicated to exchanges between ELECTRA Partners and extra-EU Organizations is now open! For detailed information on call topics and application procedure click the "Mobility" tab.

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The First ELECTRA REX workshop provided an opportunity to be introduced to the EERA Joint Programme in Smart Grids

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Workshop participants heard first-hand accounts from the researchers of the value of their exchanges to prestigious centres

Joint Brazilian – ELECTRA Smart Grids Workshop

"Towards International Cooperation"
Joint Brazilian – ELECTRA Smart Grids Workshop

November 11-12, 2015 Florianópolis, Brazil

brasil bridgeAn important objective of ELECTRA is to establish the bases for International Cooperation activities with extra-EU countries in the field of Smart Grids. Special attention is devoted to promote the involvement of emerging economies, namely B.R.I.C.S. countries.
In this frame the joint Brazilian-ELECTRA Smart Grids Workshop has been organized in cooperation with INESC P&D Brazil and Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The workshop (see the programme) will give the opportunity to present ELECTRA IRP results both to Academia and industry representatives. In turn, presentations dealing with on-going smart grids Brazilian projects and future trends will help in identify topics of interest for potential joint R&D activities.

Feedback of the workshop and presentations download here.

2nd ELECTRA / WG1 ETP SmartGrids Joint Technical Workshop: The Web of Cells and alternative Concepts - New Architectures for the Grid of the Future

LogoElectra RGB-00010 Dec, Brussels. Together with the ELECTRA IRP, WG1 of the ETP SmartGrids organizes its 2nd Technical Workshop on 10th December 2015 in Brussels, focusing on the Web of Cells concept as well as alternative operational concepts for the grid of the future. The event will bring together around 50 Smart Grids experts and aims to highlight the options that new technologies offer and the challenges for a flexible grid, capable of efficiently and optimally linking the sustainable sources of energy of 2035 and beyond. Enough time will be dedicated to open discussion for challenging the proposed solutions, aiming to reach consensus on the most promising concept for building the future grid.
Participation to the event will be possible via invitation. For more information on the event please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentations download here.

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