Funded projects of 1st ERA-Net SG+ call will start in 2016.

follow url In 2015, ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus launched its 1st Joint Call for transnational RDD projects on Smart Grids in partnership with funding programs from 20 European countries and regions. The projects will be co-funded by the European Commission under H2020. A list of the national funding partners that have been involved in the call can be found here

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus intends to promote piloting and demonstration in the field of smart grids. Focus of the 1st Joint Call for transnational RDD projects was given to validation, scale-up and replication, and integration of Stakeholder/Adoption, Marketplace and Technology. The aim was to push solutions from Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs, see definitions in Annex C of the call text document) 5-6 to TRLs 6-7. The call text is available on our website - call text document . The call has closed in June 2015

Outcome of the 1st call 

Here you find some preliminary statistics related to the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus 1st Joint Call:

  • 50 full project proposals from 20 regions/countries with a total project budget of EUR 104 Mio. were submitted to the call in June 2015. 
  • 21 approved projects from 19 regions/countries with a total funding of EUR 31 Mio. (total project budget of EUR 47. Mio.) were selected in December 2015. 
  • Funded projects will involve a total of 128 partners spread throughout Europe, 48,5 % of which are industry partners. The projects will start in 2016.


21 Approved Projects

21 projects from 19 regions/countries were approved in the call. Find a list of approved projects below
(in alphabetical order of acronyms, incl. involved countries). 

- Callia (AT, DE, TR, VLG)
- CloudGrid (CH, LV, NO, SE)
- DeCAS (AT, DE, FI, SI)
- EPR (NO, SE, TR)

- Gridfriends (DE, NL )
- Match 2 (AT, DK, NO)
- Power Alliance (AT, CH, DE )
- ReFlex (AT, CH, DE, SE)
- REStable (DE, FR, PT)

- SmartGuide (DE, NO, PT, SCT)
- SmartIAN (DE, SCT)
- uGrip (DE, DK, HR)

About the Initiative

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is an initiative of 21 European countries and regions. The vision for smart grids in Europe is to create an electric power system that integrates renewable energies and enables flexible consumer and production technologies. This can help to shape an electricity grid with a high security of supply, coupled with low greenhouse gas emissions, at an affordable price. Our aim is to support the development of the technologies, market designs and customer adoptions that are necessary to reach this goal. 

The initiative is providing a hub for the collaboration of European member-states. It supports the coordination of funding partners, enabling joint funding of RDD projects. Beyond that ERA-Net SG+ builds up a knowledge community, involving key demo projects and experts from all over Europe, to organise the learning between projects and programs from the local level up to the European level.