Demo site Salzburg


Demo site Salzburg
Mon, 26. June 2017 - Tue, 27. June 2017
Site Visit
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The ReFlex project - Replicability Concept for Flexible Smart Grids -  within ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program aims at the development of a replicability concept and guidelines for the deployment of technologically feasible, market based and user-friendly solutions for smart grids with a high level of flexibility and at the establishment of a ReFlex Community of Practice (COP) for knowledge exchange between regional Smart Grid demo regions across the participating countries by providing workshops and demo site visits to practitioners, stakeholders and researchers.

We would like to invite you to the third site visit of the ReFlex project taking place on the 26th of June 2017 in Salzburg (Austria).

This event will be a good opportunity to meet and exchange with the other project partners, stakeholders and experts of the 8 Smart Grid demo sites participating in the project. This third site visit will provide feedback from field testing experiments carried out in Köstendorf and Salzburg.

Furthermore, the ReFlex’ WP leaders and Salzburg’ demo site partners are invited to participate in a workshop on the 27th of June, focussing on Salzburg’ demo site contribution and specific requests for the community of practice (COP). The ReFlex project team will take the opportunity to present the project objectives and first results as well as the research questions to be addressed at the next events.

Short presentation of the demo site Salzburg

Salzburg is one of the pioneers in Europe in developing and testing new solutions and approaches for intelligent energy networks. The Smart Grids Model Region Salzburg (SGMS) comprises over 30 projects. Applying the philosophy that “the whole is more than the sum of its parts”, the SGMS consortium has pursued the goal of connecting projects to create synergies. The different smart grid applications will be combined into an integrated system and implemented in communities so that they are concrete, demonstrable and evaluable. In addition to demonstrating technological solutions to real problems, the acceptance and user-friendliness of the system for customers plays a central role.

The smart grid model community of Köstendorf has a strong focus on low voltage grid applications of smart technologies. Using a prototype control unit for low voltage grids called “Smart Low Voltage Grid – Controller” (SLVG-C) an optimized control strategy for decentralized pv-systems (41) and e-mobility (36) was created and implemented during the first project phase (starting in 2011 and ending in 2014) “DG Demonet Smart Low Voltage Grids” using a low voltage grid with ~90 households.

Starting in 2015 this control unit was improved to also include decentralized battery storage systems within project “Leafs” which will research the impact of different operational strategies(e.g.: providing balancing power) employing home storage systems (5), pv-systems (45) and e-mobility (33).


Please forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested.

Please let us know by May 19th at the latest if you will be attending.