On Monday, the 22nd of June, 2020, was held online the kick-off meeting of the project Electra, which aims to modernize the distribution grid for enabling high penetration of photovoltaic electricity through advanced data analytic operational observability and management. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation under the programme “Integrated Projects – Smart Growth”.
The main objective of the project is to fuse together extensive interdisciplinary scientific research in the field of grid integration of renewable energy sources (RES) and to target the major challenges and barriers to boost the integration of RES, by covering the whole research and innovation (R&I) wide spectrum of enabling dynamic, automated and cost-effective management of smart distribution grids.
The project has a total budget of €1,168,600 and is coordinated by the University of Cyprus. For the successful implementation of the project and establishment of the new integrated centre for photovoltaic electricity-to-grid integration, the project will be executed by a transnational consortium comprising of the University of Cyprus (UCY-Cyprus), Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT-Austria) , Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Denmark), Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC-Cyprus), GESOLAR Ltd (GESOLAR-Cyprus), Deloitte (DTCyprus), Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA-Cyprus), Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry (MECI-Cyprus), Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA-Cyprus), and Cyprus Certification Company (CCC-Cyprus).
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