STARGRID workshop starts the industry consultation process

By Ioulia Papaioannou

24 May, 2013

The joint workshop of STARGRID and the ETP SmartGrids on 16 May, 2013, in Brussels (BE) was attended by 25 participants from standardization bodies, smart grid platforms, associations from industry and research, DSO and TSOs, manufactures and telecommunications to discuss the progress of the standardization landscape of Smart Grids.

The workshop comprised three sessions: Smart Metering, Voltage Control and DG integration, and Demand Response. Each session included presentations from the stakeholders followed by round table discussions on the standardization requirements, gaps in existing standards and on the expected future developments.

The agenda:

Welcome (David Nestle, Fraunhofer IWES)
Introduction (Ioulia Papaioannou, DERlab)
Presentation of the ETP Smart Grids (Jean-Luc Bessède, Schneider Electric)

Session 1: DER integration and Grid control (Chair: Giorgio Franchioni, RSE)

Session 2: Smart metering (Chair: Emilio Rodriguez, TECNALIA)

Session 3: Demand Response (Chair: Christoph Nölle, Fraunhofer IWES)

Conclusions (David Nestle, Fraunhofer IWES)


The workshop is the starting point of the iterative process among STARGRID and the industry. As a next step, STARGRID will invite the industry to an open consultation process, which will be concluded in a consolidated stakeholder statement. The statement will be brought to the European and international standardization bodies and regulators as well as to the European Commission.