European Research Area Network – Smart Grids Plus - 3rd Joint Call for Transnational RDD projects on Smart Grids ERAnet-SG+3 Closed!


ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus will promote piloting and demonstration in the field of smart grids. Projects shall develop technologies, systems and solutions that make it possible for energy systems to supply, host and utilize up to 100% renewable energy. This includes solutions within new local energy communities as well as through the integration of various regional and local energy systems into a larger pan-European energy system. Focus will be given to validation, scale-up and replication. The three research layers of Stakeholder/Adoption, Marketplace and Technology should be an integrated part of this focus. The aim is to push solutions to meet Technology Readiness Levels 5-6 to TRLs 6-7.


The ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners have established a set of desirable characteristics for project proposals:

  • Meta-analysis, cross-cutting issues of existing demonstration projects
  • Comparative validation of technologies and concepts of existing demonstrations
  • New demonstration project
  • Further development of technologies and concepts

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 8,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 November 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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