A Smart grid is a dynamically interactive real-time infrastructure concept that encompasses the many visions of diverse energy system stakeholders. The Smart Grid is integrating the electrical and information technologies in between any point of generation and any point of consumption. The main objective of the project is to fully analyze all aspects of smart grids targeting in the improvement of reliability, mitigation of security risks, increase load shaping and energy efficiency, optimal integration and generation-consumption matching as well as smart monitoring and control.
To this end, the aim of the SMART GEMS project is to use Smart Grids’ optimization and reliable operation concept as the common basis for collaboration and staff exchange among the partners. The overall effort will be based in two existing smart grid infrastructures owned by TUC and AEA and is designed to exploit the complementary expertise of the participants as well as enhance and create more synergies. Moreover the infrastructure of all partners will be available for the project’s goals. In this framework, SMART-GEMS partners are selected to formulate a complementary group which encompasses all the major aspects of smart grids.
During the SMART GEMS secondments, a mixture of research and training will be blended in a suitable proportion as to maximize the career perspectives of the researchers involved focusing on innovation skills related to smart grids and smart communities interdisciplinary aspects.
The methodological approach is designed to enhance the researchers’ competitiveness and promote the ideas sharing from research to market and vice versa. The methodology is based on a cycle expansion in three dimensions where all participants are actively involved.
CyI Principal Investigator: Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas
- Acronym: SMART GEMS
- Website: http://www.smartgems.tuc.gr/index.php?id=smart_gems
- Center: EEWRC
- Funding Source: Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 (Topic: MSCA-RISE-2014; Action: MSCA-RISE)
- CyI Funding: €153,000
- Funding Period: 4 years
- Starting Date: 1st September 2015
- End Date: 31st August 2019
- Coordinator: Technical University of Crete (TUC – Greece)
Technical University of Crete (TUC – Greece), National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA – Greece), Cyprus University of Technology (CUT – Cyprus), The Cyprus Institute (CyI), AEA (Italy), DEERNS (Netherlands), Intelligent Systems Research Institute (ISRI, UK), Elgama-Elektronika (EGM – Lithuania), National University of Singapore (NUS – Singapore).