ERIGrid 2.0 Smart Energy Systems Research Infrastructure Network with technical laboratories


ERIGrid 2.0 is a European research infrastructure which provides free-access to laboratories for validating smart energy networks with the electric power grid as the main backbone. The project involves 20 partners from 13 European countries whereas 21 top-class smart grid, smart energy systems, and DER laboratories and 8 virtual facilities are being made freely accessible.

The project invites all interested engineers involved in the domains of power system testing, smart grids and energy systems to receive free funding to access the best laboratories of Europe and perform their own experimental research.


Led by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the European consortium of innovative research and development laboratories offers research infrastructure of the ERIGrid 2.0 partners to researchers and experts for developing, testing and validating modern power supply systems, the integration of renewable energies, the digitalisation of the networks and intelligent energy systems. The project is based on holistic, cyber-physical validations of the energy system, which can also be carried out in virtual environments.


ERIGrid 2.0 is a single-entry point for researchers active in smart grids, smart energy systems, and integration of renewables, as it offers a broad spectrum of advanced testing and validation services, methods, and tools.


The ERIGrid 2.0 network provides access to concentrated know-how and best practices in the field of smart grids, smart energy systems and DER, such as power system components characterisation and evaluation, smart grid ICT/automation validation, co-simulation, real-time simulation and Power/Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), and others. The following laboratories are being made available:

- National Smart Grid Laboratory (SINTEF)
- Smart Grid Technologies Lab (TECNALIA)
- SYSLAB and Energy Systems Simulation Lab (DTU)
- Demonstration & Experimentation Unit (OCT)
- Dynamic Power Systems Laboratory (UST)
- Power Networks Demonstration Centre (UST)
- Electricity Meters Laboratory (HEDNO)
- Smart Electricity Systems and Technologies Laboratory (AIT)
- Electric Energy Systems Laboratory (ICCS-NTUA)
- Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility (RSE)
- Test Center for Smart Grids and Electromobility (IEE)
- Flex Power Grid Laboratory (KEMA Labs)
- Real-Time Lab (RWTH Aachen University)
- Distributed Generation Laboratory (CRES)
- Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (TU Delft)
- Low Voltage Experimental Microgrid Lab (FOSS-UCY)
- IntelligentEnergy Testbed (VTT)
- Smart Grid Interoperability Lab in Petten, NL (JRC, EC)
- Smart Grid Interoperability Lab in Ispra, IT (JRC, EC)
- Smart Grid Communication Laboratory (HEDNO)

Further details about the available laboratory infrastructure are provided at


Every 4 months a call for laboratory access applications are opened. More details on how to get access to the ERIGrid 2.0 research infrastructure network is provided at


The provided services are free-of-charge; i.e., if your laboratory access application is successful, you will receive funding for your research stay at the location of the laboratory you selected, including funding for:

- travelling
- accommodation
- lab access to ERIGrid 2.0 testing and simulation facilities

Selected Partner Contact
Europe (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK)

Responsible organisation(s): AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,

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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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