Smart Grid solutions for Europe.

Communications infrastructures of the future.

Start now with ENERGISE!

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.

Who are the strategic partners of the project?

Strategic partners of the project are companies or organizations which form an alliance with ENERGISE to focus on a certain topic.

Together with the EUTC, ENERGISE is expanding the understanding for the hurdles and profits of a cooperation between the energy and telecommunications sector. For this, they have committed themselves by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

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.

Final ENERGISE dissemination workshop on “Communications Infrastructure Strategies for Smart Grid Applications” held at DG Connect

TÜV Rheinland and WIK GmbH presented the results of the two-year project ENERGISE at the Final Dissemination Workshop, which took place at DG Connect in Brussels on 16th and 17th of March.

Within two days, more than 80 representatives from the telecommunication and energy industry, national regulatory bodies and from all over Europe came as well as numerous members of the European Commission together to discuss the future cooperation modes for providing ICT infrastructure for smart grids.

The workshop offered a unique opportunity for exchange between the energy and telecommunications sectors, which so far have remained mostly separate and developed their respective positions and strategies on smart grids in parallel. Beside the presentation of the ENERGISE ICT-Decision making toolkit, multiple presentations from both sectors showcased examples for intersectoral cooperation and gave insight into strategic considerations, regulation and the Internet of Things.
All presentations of the final workshop are available here.

The final toolkit will be available for download within the next weeks on the ENERGISE website.

Impressions from the Final ENERGISE Dissemination Workshop