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SeesGen-ICT-a Thematic Network to encourage energy efficiency in SmartGrids
Acronym SeesGen
Abstract The main objectives of SEESGEN-ICT consist in producing a harmonized set of priorities to accelerate the introduction of ICT into the Smart Distributed Power Generation Grids, investigating requirements, barriers and proposing solutions.
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Large_Description SEESGEN-ICT will produce policy recommendations, identify best practices and draw scenarios and roadmaps for the next generation of electric distribution network.

The following topics will be addressed in details:
  • ICT for management of smart grids with microgrids integration;
  • ICT for energy efficiency monitoring in smart grids;
  • ICT for demand-side integration (demand-response & demand-side management)click here;
  • ICT for business models management click here ;
  • ICT-system operation and environment protection in the operation of smart grids;
  • Supporting best practices through experiences in test facilities.


Each topic will be studied according to a sistematic approach in order to foster actively the participation and deployment of ICT on energy efficiency goals:
  • prioritise requirements, assess ICT offers/needs;
  • identify technological and non-technological barriers, -- identify solutions to barriers;
  • prioritise policy actions and produce roadmaps for the future;
  • formulate a complete list of recommendations to Stakeholder;


SEESGEN-ICT is a Thematic Network that brings together 24 partners from 15 different EU Countries. The project is articulated in 24 months and foresees several Workshops and Meetings. The overall budget of the Tematic Network is approximately 500 thousand euros. The consortium is mainly composed of research centers and IC industry, but it also includes distrubution system operators, generation owers and energy authorities

RSE(I), ENEA (I), KUL (B), VTT (Fl), G2LAB(F), BTH(S), Tecnalia (ES), ECN (NL), SAP (D), Arsenal (A), CRES (Gr), DTU (DK), VITO (B), CU (UK), IWES (D), ICCS-NTUA (Gr), GeSI (B), UL (PL), ICEMENERG (Ro), SINTEF ER (N), ASEW (D), ENEL Dist (I), PPCsa (Gr), ECPE (D)
start_date 01/05/2009
end_date 31/12/2011
achievements Project brochure: click here

Deliverables: click here

Documentation final meeting: click here
Keywords ict smart energy grids
Development_Status Complete
Funding European
Keywords ict smart energy grids
Project_Type Other
Research Unit Name Laboratory Role
X-LAB Unità Operativa X-LAB Home page CROSS-TEC laboratory (ICT and ENERGY) Partner

Related research topics
Code Topic Description
3.3 ICT for energy efficiency ICT for energy efficiency
1.3 Smart Energy grids Energy grids

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