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.

ENERGISE contribution to the EUTC conference as a first big step in cooperation between ENERGISE and EUTC

As a first step of the new strategic partnership between the EUTC and ENERGISE, ENERGISE  gave a speech at the European Utility Telecom Conference. The latest outcomes of the project gave perfect guiding principles for the session “What is the right balance between private and commercial telecommunications for application deployment?”.

Along the conference, ENERGISE conducted a fruitful stakeholder dialogue. A dozen of representatives exchanged their experiences and thoughts towards a stronger cooperation between the energy and telecommunications sector. In the center of investigation stood commercial agreements and the regulatory framework, which was a highly discussed and controversy topic.

It became clear, that the high overlap varies scopes between EUTC and ENERGISE drives both parties towards a successful partnership.


Impressions from ENERGISE at the EUTC conference

Impressions from ENERGISE at the InnoGrid conference 2016

Impressions from three ENERGISE workshops