ENERGISE – ICT-based ENERgy Grid Implementation – Smart and Efficient.

Smart Grid solutions for Europe.

Communications infrastructures of the future.

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How does the ICT infrastructure of tomorrow look like? This is the question that the EU study ENERGISE faces. Together with stakeholders from the EU countries we will find innovative solutions and develop new concepts in order to cope with the challenges of the future. Clean and efficient energy technologies and a modern electricity grid in Europe are just two of many objectives we will have to achieve.


ENERGISE is a research project of the EU Commission to do a cost/benefit analysis for smart grid infrastructure. The focus is on the core question: What should be the basis for the expansion of smart grids, independent proprietary communications networks of the electrical utilities or structures shared by the energy and telecommunications sectors?

What is the goal of this project?

The goal of ENERGISE is to provide an expert tool that can be used in deciding whether to expand the ICT infrastructure in shared or dedicated form. In addition, ENERGISE offers all participating stakeholders a platform for discussion, enabling them to share information on trends and developments in the area of “ICT infrastructure for smart grids.”

Who are the partners of the project?

ENERGISE is an accompanying study in the context of the Horizon 2020 research project of the European Commission. The project is a joint venture of TÜV Rheinland and WIK.

Which stakeholders does ENERGISE bring together?

ENERGISE is aimed at regulators, ministries, and associations, as well as network operators, telecommunications companies, energy utilities, and manufacturers. These stakeholders from 28 EU countries are brought together by ENERGISE in order to discuss the expansion of the infrastructure, to learn from one another, and to develop joint solution.

ENERGISE at the InnoGrid conference 2016

Project ENERGISE was successfully presented at the 5th InnoGrid2020+ conference on the 27th and 28th of June at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. The conference offered a great opportunity for companies to exchange their knowledge about the current state of ‘Digital Energy’ in Europe.

As special guests, Günther Oettinger the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society in the European Commission as well as Maroš Šefčovič the Vice President of the Commission for the Energy Union were invited as important representatives of the European Commission.
The ENERGISE team used their stand to explain and discuss the topic cooperation between the Energy and Telecommunication sector for Smart Grids. ENERGISE received positive feedback and could extend its active network

Impressions from ENERGISE at the InnoGrid conference 2016

Impressions from three ENERGISE workshops