A three-year European research venture, concluded in mid-2019, assessed what lessons districts, cities and towns can learn from pilot projects already underway. These researchers developed a simulation tool and published their results in a free guide. Germany’s Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the European Institute for Energy Research EIFER teamed up with 13 partners from Europe in this multinational study coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). The European Union funded it as part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The free English guide and simulation model are available for free at http://reflex-smartgrid.eu. The “ReFlex – Replicability Concept for Flexible Smart Grids” study analysed eight European pilot projects in four countries. Researchers were also tasked to develop a concept for replicating these smart grids at other locales. Rather than reinventing the wheel, municipal governments can draw on these insights to benefit from lessons others have learned.
Contact Claudia Brusdeylins, ZSW, firstname.lastname@example.org