NobelGrid – New Cost-Efficient Business Models for Flexible Smart Grids


NOBEL GRID will develop, deploy and evaluate advanced tools and ICT services for Distribution System Operators and electric cooperatives, enabling active consumers’ involvement –i.e. demand response schemas – and flexibility of the market – i.e. new business models for aggregators and ESCOs and integration of distributed renewable energy production.
Through the dual-use of telecommunication networks, and by validating the integration of distributed renewable generation and demand response systems, NOBEL GRID will offer advanced services, not only for DSO’s but to all actors in the distribution grid and retail electricity market in order to ensure that EU citizens will benefit from better prices, more secure and stable grids and renewable electricity supply.
Period:  01/01/2015 – 01/01/2018
Project Budget:
 13.9 M euros
Project Coordinator:
 ETRA, Spain
Scientific Responsible for NTUA:
 ICCS – NTUA, N. Hatziargyriou
Funded:  European Commission
Partners: Suministros Especiales Alginetenses Coop.V., Spain
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V (IWES), Germany
AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh, Austria
Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Italy
ASM Terni Spa, Italy
Ecopower cvba, Belgium
European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories E.V., Germany
SICS Swedish ICT Ab, Sweden
Athens University of Economics and Business – Research, Greece
ECRO Srl, Romania
Fundació Privada Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic, Spain
Hypertech Anonymos Viomichaniki Emporiki Etairia Pliroforikis Kai Neon Technologion, Greece
Society For The Reduction Of Carbon Ltd, UK
Finnovaregio, Belgium
Surtel Electrónica Sl, Spain
Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems, Greece
DNV GL, Netherlands
University of Manchester, UK
GoodWolfe Energy Limited, UK
Instituto De Desenvolvimento De Novas Tecnologias, Portugal