Partners
EDP Distribuição (EDPD) is part of EDP Group and Portugal’s incumbent DSO (accounting for 97% of the market with more than 6 million customers). EDPD coordinates InovGrid Project, which entails a large-scale smart grid demonstration projects already under way in Évora and expanding to other cities in Portugal, impacting more than 150.000 consumers. 
InovGrid project targets different aspects such as: detect and solve grid defaults and to minimize losses; improvements in grid operation and future planning, based on more detailed information about operating conditions; enable and promote a more active role for customers/producers; develop a support platform for new commercial services, based on greater proximity to the customer; involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited to, local, national and European authorities, regulators, industrial companies, research institutes and universities, consumers, producers, and the local population in general, with the objective of global dissemination of the results that will contribute to the shift of paradigm towards Smart Grids.

Main tasks in the project: EDP Distribuição main tasks in the project include the overall project coordination (WP1) and dissemination of the results (WP9), also, in the R&D work packages it will provide its expertise from previous projects and distribution system exploration, in particular in the InovGrid site, to align the research and development of the project. In the demonstration work packages EDP, and in particular WP6, will lead the validation and demonstration activities of the project, ensuring that the large-scale already in place InovGrid site will provide all the necessary information and results for the project evaluation through KPI measurements.

Partners
SuSTAINABLE is a European project under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development with contract No: 308755