The SocialRES Project aims to close non-technological research gaps that impede the widespread uptake of social innovation business and service models in the European energy sector. By creating a better understanding of socio-economic, socio-cultural, socio-political and gender factors, a more evidence-based regulatory, investment and policy landscape will be enabled for decision makers. SocialRES’ participatory approach establishes a solid knowledge based on the social acceptability of the energy transition, facilitating sustainable, replicable and participative governance structures for the energy system.
- Comparative analysis of success potential, addressing the socio-economic dynamics and energy behavior of social innovations.
- Collaborative potential of social innovations for the development of new business models and services through mutual learning activities.
- Decision-making processes through conclusive recommendations for various actors from the political and private sector and civil society.
- Provide a better understanding of socioeconomic, gender, sociocultural, and socio-political factors and their interrelations with technological, regulatory, and investment aspects.
- Provide recommendations to create a more favorable legal and regulatory framework for social innovation.
- Unleashing the potential of social innovation to ensure a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy system.
Smart grid projects:
The MUSE GRIDS project wants to contribute to the development of interconnected local energy network management systems to make better use of the synergies between these networks.
INTERPRETER will overcome these limitations by means of a modular grid management solution consisting of a set of 10 software applications for an optimal design, planning, operation and maintenance of the electricity grid
The TALENT project aims to increase the flexibility of the electrical system by reducing the cost associated with the integration of batteries in the electrical network.
The objective of the Optigrid project is the research and development of concepts and services that allow greater flexibility in electricity generation and demand.
Urban water networks could became a source of renewable energy. Energy harvest in water industry using micro-hydropower technology.
HPC Ongrid project collaborates with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the develop and programming of different components of a hybrid generation plant controller.