Ricerca Sistema Energetico

RSE (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico) S.p.A. is a public company entirely owned by the Italian Government, with the mission of performing public interest R&D programs to address the national energy, environmental and economic goals, both on behalf of the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development and in the context of EU research initiatives.

RSE carries out strategic research in the electricity and energy sector, with strong emphasis on experimental applications. RSE is recognised in Europe as a Non-profit Research Organisation with a wide and very successful role in integrating national research programmes with the EU directives and plans: it is currently cooperating in more than 60 international research projects and coordinates as leading partner more than 150 main research centers and companies in the energy field in Europe.


Austrian Institute of Technology

AIT is Austria’s largest non-university research organisation. It takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system and a corresponding key role in Europe.

In the field of Smart Grids and DER integration, AIT’s main expertise is in low and medium voltage technology, power quality, safety and reliability analysis. The AIT Energy Department has long term experience in active integration of distributed generation in power distribution networks and related applications. The AIT Energy Department is also very active in the research and development of automation and ICT concepts for Smart Grids.

Specifically for this project, AIT will use its longstanding experience in power network simulations combined with laboratory testing.


ONE logo

Our New Energy (ONE) is a new player in the energy services and consulting in Europe with a focus on short-term and real-time optimisation of assets. ONE aims to develop services around the modern concepts of demand-side response, smart-grids and smart-cities, by means of leveraging from developments in market design and structure but also the application of the analysis of Big Data and application of Internet of Things to flexible energy-intensive processes, decentralised energy assets and management of portfolios of assets.


Technical University of Denmark

DTU Compute (Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the Technical University of Denmark) is Denmark´s largest environment for mathematics and computer science. It consists of 11 research sections and includes the whole innovation chain from fundamental research on mathematics to the development of new IT technologies.

One of its main research focuses is on IT applications for environment and energy. In particular, DTU Compute currently hosts the Centre for IT Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities (CITIES), a national strategic research center in Denmark.



Endesa Distribución Eléctrica is part of the Endesa Group, the largest electric utility in Spain and the largest private power company in Latin America. It distributes electricity in 20 Spanish provinces of nine regions, covering an area of 192,790 km2 and a population of approx. 22 million.

Endesa Distribución assumes the growing importance of Technology and Innovation (T & I) as a driver of growth for sustainable energy and the development of intangible assets, talent and expertise, conducting an intense and ongoing effort in this field focusing on activities that contribute to respond the technical challenges faced by its business, especially the Smart Grids and efficiency technologies.


EnergiNet DK

Energinet.dk is the independent Danish Transmission System Operator (TSO) for power and natural gas – owned by the Danish state. Energinet.dk is co-owner of the international connections between Denmark and the Nordic countries and Germany and of the Nordic Power Exchange NordPool Spot and the Nordic Gas Exchange.

Energinet.dk has a broad experience in integrating fluctuating electricity production and in developing market integrated solutions. Through national demonstration project and international participation in several EU projects, Energinet.dk has strong experience with the development of new solutions for optimal management and active grid utilisation of the large amount of renewable energy.



EURISCO ApS is a private company located in Odense, Denmark, established in 1994.

EURISCO’s main business is R&D activities and consultancy for data communication projects within the area of Smart Grid, Combined Heat and Power and Electric Vehicles.

EURISCO has been involved in international standardization for the last 12 years.


European University Institute

The European University Institute (EUI) is an European academic institution, created in 1972 by the Member States of the founding European Communities. It promotes research at the highest level in an European perspective and combines law, economics, political and social science as history.

Its Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) is devoted to inter-disciplinary and comparative research and to promote work on the major issues facing the process of European integration and European society.

The RSCAS created the Florence School of Regulation in 2004 in cooperation with the European Council of Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission.



In December 1968 a company called Nordisk Ferie was established and started as a one-man business in a basement in Copenhagen.

Today, the company has developed into Northern Europe’s largest company for holiday rentals with 40.000 holiday rentals in 29 European countries. The company’s new name is NOVASOL and it is a member of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

The essential principles and standards have been carried through and are now under NOVASOL: quality, service and reliability. NOVASOL in fact provides quality holiday rentals, individual customer service and complete reliability.



N-SIDE develops and implements innovative decision-aid solutions based on mathematical modeling techniques and optimization methods. The company was launched in 2000 as a spin-off of Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). It maintains strong partnership with universities and actively collaborates with different research centers in government funded research programs. It also provides tailored consulting services to large companies in various sectors.

N-SIDE presents a strong expertise on the modeling and optimization of electricity markets in particular with the development of Euphemia, the coupling algorithm of European day-ahead markets. By combining expertise on electricity markets and on industrial processes, N-SIDE has also developed a strong activity on demand response topics by helping large industrial site to leverage their energy flexibility in an optimal way.



SE A/S is a nationwide Danish energy company. The company have more than 100 years of professional experience to ensure delivery of utility services and high quality advice. SE A/S vision is to provide more sustainable energy and better digital communication by challenging conventional thinking and by setting new standards for the benefit of people and companies in Denmark. Furthermore, the company aims to optimise the everyday life of customers providing solar cells, heat pumps and alarm products. SE A/S also develops and optimises solutions that ensure comfort, safety and lower energy consumption.



Until 31st December 2010 the company was titled Enel Distribuzione S.p.A. and related to the distribution of electricity in the territory of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. From January 1, 2011 to 30 June 2016 it changes its name in Selnet Srl and consequently re-titled itself to Edyna S.r.l. 

Its main objective is to guarantee high quality standards and ensure energetic supply in all the areas of Alto Adige. Selnet s.r.l. is also responsible for expanding its distribution network and its maintenance



SELTA is a technology Italian leading manufacturer, founded in 1972, operating in the areas of networks Automation and Control within energy and transport sectors, ICT and Telecommunications for public and private networks, Defense and Cybersecurity.

In the market of distribution and transport power networks and power generation plants, SELTA brings decades of experience and collaboration with major Italian (Enel, Terna) and international operators.

Solutions range from equipment for the control and management of low and medium voltage distribution substations up to automation systems for high-voltage transmission networks. In more recent years SELTA has become a major player in the development programs of Smart Grids in Europe and is now considered a leader in this field.



Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation.

Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.



SINTEF: is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia which aims to create innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. It conducts contract R&D as partner for the private and public sectors.

SINTEF Energi AS: performs applied contract research related to power production, energy conversion, transmission, distribution and use of energy, integration of RES, hydro power storage, balance management and assessment of security of supply. SINTEF Energi AS has several projects focusing on smart grids and the interplay between flexible resources, both on the distribution and transmission grid level.

SINTEF ICT: is a research division in SINTEF that carries out research in Information and Communication Technology for industry and the public sector. Smart grids have been a strategic research area for SINTEF ICT for several years, with participation in both EU- and nationally funded projects. SINTEF ICT  has extensive experience in required technologies for smart grids such as control theory, real-time distributed systems, middleware, communication technologies, security and functional safety.



TECNALIA is a private, non-profit technological research and innovation center based in Spain, resulted from the merging of several research centers of the Basque Country.

Tecnalia supports its customers via RTD, demonstration projects, technology transfer and innovation projects, technical assistance, as well as training and dissemination activities. It covers several fields of activity, such as, energy, construction, mechanics, innovation and ICTs. Its energy department has great expertise in electro technology, active demand solutions for Smart Grid, implementation of dispatching support software tools, data modeling, network simulation, partial discharge analysis, electromagnetic compatibility and electronics.


Terna Group

Terna S.p.A. is a large operator in electricity transmission grids and is Europe’s leading independent grid operator in terms of kilometers of electricity lines managed.

In Italy, Terna plays a crucial role in the operation of the entire electricity system and has also the responsibility for supplying the entire country’s electricity. The company is also responsible for the transmission and dispatching of energy and safely balancing electricity supply and demand. It additionally provides services under concession, guaranteeing safety, quality and cost-effectiveness over time. It ensures equal access conditions to all grid users.

Terna also seeks to exploit business opportunities stemming from technology gaps and from trends peculiar to the energy sector, such as: growth in renewable energy sources, Smart Grid development and energy efficiency.


University of Strathclyde Glasgow

University of Strathclyde, funded in 1796, is a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland.

Strathclyde has a proud history of communicating and developing the practical applications of research. A multi-disciplinary approach is developed to tackle global challenges in cooperation with international partners from industry and academia.

The University’s academic strength is demonstrated by its collaboration with other Scottish Universities through research pooling initiatives, as well its links with outstanding partners overseas.



VITO is Belgium’s largest independent R&D organization on sustainable technology covering material management, chemistry, health, land use and energy. There is a strong focus on Demand-Response enabling activities, covering aspects from flexibility identification and modelling, over advanced nomination and control strategies (transactive energy management, multi-agent systems), to market design and multi-actor business case modelling.

The organisation is also a prominent partner in the European Energy Research Alliance in the Joint Program on Smart Grids where it is the leader the subprogram on Interoperable Control and ICT.

Energy Ville
EnergyVille is an association of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment. This includes, for example, smart grids and advanced district heating and cooling.

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT), is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company. As an impartial non-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and with the national mandate and mission to support economic competitiveness, societal development and innovation, VTT carries out high-risk strategic research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society.

VTT has a vast experience of various EU projects. In 2013 alone, VTT was involved in 471 EU-funded research projects and committed to responsible collaboration for achieving the Europe 2020 goals by networking with Finnish and European actors in the global context.