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UPGRID: Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid


The project UPGRID started at the beginning of 2015 as part of the programme H2020 developed by a European consortium of nineteen partners form seven European countries: Spain, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, UK, France and Norway. It is led by Iberdrola Distribución S.A.U.

The project includes four demonstrators that will be developed in Bilbao (north of Spain), in Parque das Nações in Lisbon (Portugal), in Åmål in Dalsland (south of Sweden) and in Gdynia in the region Pomeranian (Poland).


The aim of the project is to develop and validate solutions to facilitate the implementation of advanced functionalities on the existing technology to obtain a smart system really integrated. The project also aims at improving the monitoring and control capacities of low and medium voltage distribution grid as a way of anticipating new technical problems related to the integration on a large scale of distributed energy resources and promoting the participation of final users in the planning and operation of the grid.


  • Improvement of low voltage grid visibility and control.
  • Extended use of the advanced metering infrastructure.
  • Definition of the role of the distribution companies in launching of new services on the market.
  • Participation of clients, distributed generation and energy storage in the operation of the electricity grid.

Results 2016:

In 2016, they have been developed and implemented those solutions to impove the distribution grid control, observability and operation that are proposed by the technology partners for the four demos of the project. ITE participated in the development of the Project creating an application for the Smart management of power assets. ITE is also collecting information constantly in order to calculate KPIs, which will show the contibution of the project to the aims mentioned  above.


The project, in which ITE participates, is led by Iberdrola and is co-funded by the Programme H2020 of the EU under the call LCE 7–2014. (G.A. N. 646531). Funding amount: 181,075 Euros.

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646531”



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