The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) was born in the framework of the European Union’s new integrated roadmap of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) – Europe’s R&D Master Plan. The ETIP SNET’s objective is to drive and guide R&D&I for transmission and distribution systems and thus support Europe’s energy transition.
The work carried out by ETIP SNET is supported by the INTENSYS4EU project, through the H2020 Programme, and led by ZABALA Innovation Consulting. Aligned with the strategy of the European transition to a low carbon economy, promoting safe and efficient energy, the project had an overall budget of more than 4.3 million euros and ended in 2020.
In recent years, European industry has developed technologies for the development of Smart Grids that are ready to be used at a large scale. To this end, strategic guidance is provided to stakeholders aimed at developing technologies that address future needs, as well as the knowledge of experts involved in the platform.
Innovate and envision the future of smart grids for Europe to remain an international leader in this field. SmartGrids ETP is a key player that promotes collaboration between regional, national and international actors to foster the development of visionary R&D policies, as well as establish strategies for cooperation and joint collaboration.
Europe is a leader in the development of Smart Grids applications and technologies, having the most powerful companies worldwide. Their development can improve the competitiveness of the European Union, with the consequent creation of more industries and jobs, as well as address environmental and energy-related challenges.