On 4 and 5 February, CITCEA UPC attended the kick-off meeting for the Smart Rural Grid project that is funded by the EU (FP7). The aim of the project is to validate new technologies and devices for active smart grid management in rural environments. Consumers will be directly involved in managing electricity demand, and a system for forecasting and managing load balance and congestion will be developed, in order to simplify and facilitate the incorporation of renewable energy sources. The response time for critical services is expected to be in the order of milliseconds.
The three-year project is coordinated by Estabanell i Pahisa Energia, and has a budget of 3.2 million euros.