Work packages

The work is organised into a set of 11 work packages (WPs), each of them with a clear focus in terms of activities and contribution to the overall project objectives.

WPs 2 to 9 are technical WPs dedicated to the definition, the development and the demonstrationof the overall solutions.

The services defined in WP2, will be validated and demonstrated in practise in 5 demonstrations (1 work package per demonstration).

The consistency of the demonstrations will be ensured through a transversal work package (WP3) aiming at preparing, following up and assessing the use cases run within the five demonstrations against a set of KPIs.

In WP4 the market place will be developed and tested in the 5 demonstrations (WP5 to WP9).

The WP10 deals with economic evaluation of the selected services, while WP1 andWP11 respectively address project management dissemination and exploitation.


WP graphic WP1WP2WP11WP10WP4WP3WP5WP6WP7WP8WP9Image Map


The main objective of this work package is to adequately co-ordinate and organise the project at strategic level, and to safeguard a smooth and target-oriented implementation in line with the time and budgetary restrictions, ensuring:

  • Project follow-up (project progress control and planning)
  • High level commitment with in depth demonstration interactions
  • Continuous update of project status to the European Commission
  • Decision making procedures
  • Suitable project administration

Accordingly, WP1 interacts with all of the other WPs and is the interface between the project and the EC.

This work package aims to jointly identify the necessary use cases (be defined by using the standardised Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) methodology, specifications and requirements to eventually provide innovative services to all players in the electricity retail markets, and in particular:

  • map the novel services to be promoted in retail markets;
  • describe the associated use cases in order to define functional and non-functional requirements and to assess their expected use value;
  • detail the necessary requirements for infrastructures and technologies needed to enable the envisaged services provision;
  • define the related overall system architecture, data modelling and interfaces, including the functional specifications of the market place in view of accelerating the deployment of the novel services at the pan-European scale;
  • define a standard data model to be possibly adopted by all stakeholders of the retail markets for both metering data and communication protocols.

This work package aims to define a common methodology for the measurement of results in order to ensure coherence and comparability both across the demonstrations within the project and more widely with results from similar projects:

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be defined that take into account the objectives of the different demonstrations from the point of view of various stakeholders.
  • Harmonization and consistency of data analysis activities performed in the demonstrations will be ensured.

The main objective of WP4 is the development of the EU market place for neutral access to data and services by players in the electricity retail markets at EU level, together with the necessary seamless integration with existing systems (DSO and service platforms) according to the requirements and specifications detailed in WP2. In particular, the specific objectives are to:

  • implement the market place prototype in order to support demonstrations,
  • connect the market place prototype with the DSO and service platforms, ensuring service accessibility to all the interested players and addressing standardization,
  • validate the core functionalities of the market place by using an iterative approach.

The market place architecture will drive a virtual networking to enable interaction between all the B2B electricity market participants. The target is to make this platform flexible enough to allow the exchange of services (for example provision of data, tools, methodologies, etc.) between DSOs, retailers, balancing parties, technology providers (energy efficiency equipment for example), new market participants, TSO, aggregator, ESCO, etc.

Demonstration of Advanced energy monitoring (5.000 LV customers) and local energy control services (500 LV customers) in the area of Milan.

Demo leader: Enel Distribuzione SpA
Partners: Enel Energia and SIEMENS
Area: Milan - Italy
Start: August 2015
End: January 2019
Custumers involved: 5.000 LV customers
Services provided: energy monitoring and local energy control

Validation of advanced monitoring and local control (demand response) services and of the European market place across countries: a UK-based player active in DR operating in the French market.

Demo leader: Enedis
Partners: Joule Assets and KiWi Power
Area: Nantes city (urban area) and Pas-de-Calais region (rural area) - France
Start: August 2015
End: January 2019
Custumers involved: 5.000 customers
Services provided: advanced monitoring and local control (demand response)

Validation of added value services in the case of a particular consumer, i.e. a municipality (City of Malaga).

Demo leader: Endesa Distribución
Partners: Enel Distribuzione SpA, Endesa SA, City Of Malaga, Siemens, CIRCE
Area: City of Malaga - Spain
Start: August 2015
End: January 2019
Custumers involved: 1.800 customers
Services provided: -

Demonstration of Advanced Energy monitoring with alerts and/or Energy Advice to a larger customer group. Local Energy control services to a smaller group in the Stockholm area.

Demo leader: Vattenfall Eldistribution AB
Partners: Vattenfall AB, Siemens
Area: Stockholm - Sweden
Start: August 2015
End: January 2019
Custumers involved: 5.000 customers
Services provided: Advanced Energy monitoring and Local Energy control & Flexibility

To provide advanced monitoring services (where smart meters have not been deployed) and demonstrate aggregation of flexibility through simulations. To demonstrate DR and DG flexibilities of commercial and industrial customers by an independent EU aggregator

Demo leader: VERBUND Solutions GmbH
Partners: Siemens, cyberGRID, JouleAsset, VaasaETT
Area: Austria
Start: August 2015
End: January 2019
Custumers involved: tbd
Services provided: Advanced Energy monitoring, Local Optimization, Prosumer Management
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The objective of this work package is to provide an economic evaluation of the selected use cases in the project. The activities that will be carried out aim in particular to:

  • adapt the ERA tool (JOULE) to the EU28 electricity market conditions;
  • integrate the resulting ERA Tool into the market place;
  • assess the economic and business benefits of the uses cases experimentally demonstrated by the DSO and retailer partners;
  • provide insights for actionable business model options for the consortium partners in view of providing inputs to WP11, where exploitation strategies preparing for business plans will be developed;
  • outline regulatory enablers and barriers to these business cases.

The objective of WP11 is to address the dissemination and exploitation strategy.

In particular, the specific objectives of this WP are to:

  • develop a Communication and Dissemination Plan addressing the technical, market and public coverage of the project results;
  • support the exploitation of the project outputs by consolidating project visibility among stakeholders at EU level and towards users through a project website and additional dissemination and communication tools and materials;
  • prepare exploitation plans for the project’s main outputs;
  • to enable smooth communication and knowledge sharing among project partners and with other innovation projects supported by the EC under the LCE-7 call, as well as other interested stakeholders.