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INTERRFACE - TSO-DSO-Consumer INTERFACE architecture to provide innovative grid services for an efficient power system

This project investigates how to organize the procurement of different services at both the transmission and distribution levels, innovating the grid services for an efficient power system. The Florence School of Regulation is addressing regulatory framework and market design questions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824330.

Renewable energy integration with smart grid systems is necessary to satisfy the power demands of Europe. It does not have to be one or the other. Increasing renewable energy in the energy supply mix makes sense for a better, cleaner tomorrow – to help reduce global warming emissions, clean our air, and prepare for climate change. The EU-funded INTERRFACE project will develop an interface between transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) and the customers to allow seamless integration and efficient use of renewable energy in the electricity grid. The project's new concepts, the proposed common architecture and digital solutions will permit a wider use of distributed renewable energy resources, whereas will remove the barriers to unleash the potential of the existing and future resources to become an active part of the power system, for the benefit of the customers and the grid operators.

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