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Smart Grid Evolution

Project Number: TESG113013

Project Manager: Prof. dr. ir. G.J.M. Smit

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4893734

Email: g.j.m.smit@utwente.nl

Project website: Smart Grid Evolution


The goal of this project is to design (System of systems design) a (functional) IT architecture, telecom architecture, physical infrastructure and institutional environment for large-scale deployment of a Smart Grid.

The Smart Grid Evolution project will make all necessary preparations to facilitate the realization of such a large-scale pilot in the Netherlands. Components are the design of the (functional) ICT architecture, telecom architecture, physical infrastructure and the institutional environment.


In the run-up phase to commercialization, the development of smart grids in the Netherlands is still in the demonstration phase. Currently, mostly pre-competitive development projects and smaller pilot projects are operational. A large-scale pilot project is necessary to take the next step in the evolution toward the large-scale deployment of smart grids.


The project will take the necessary preparations to start in 2016 the construction and operation of a large-scale pilot project in the Netherlands, with approximately 500,000 connections, in which the hitherto known smart grid technologies, principles and products / services are brought together in one (social) environment. An overall market model including incentives, that stimulates sustainable behavior is essential.

Project duration: 1-9-2013 / 1-10-2016

Project budget: 896 k-€ funding

Project Coordinator: COGAS

Participants: Alliander N.V., Cogas Infra en Beheer B.V., Dr. Ten B.V., Net2Grid, PNO Advies B.V., Proxenergy B.V., Siemens Nederland N.V., Technische Universiteit Delft, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Thales Nederland B.V., Universiteit Twente

Project budget CTIT: 146.642 € funding

nvolved groups: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES)

CTIT Research Centre: Centre for Green ICT