The Electricity Research Centre: Grid Integration of Renewables, Distributed Generation and Flexible Demand, ERCGI project is a five year research programme funded under the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

ERCGI is a collaborative venture centred on the Electricity Research Centre, an industry supported research centre based on a core group of engineering excellence in University College Dublin (UCD), with strong supportive and innovative economic analysis from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), and crucial input from a number of national and international collaborators. The research work ranges from engineering and economic aspects of electricity networks to the application with large amounts of distributed and renewable energy sources, complemented by flexible consumer demand. The work, organised in networks, operations and economic stands will follow through to deployment through industry-sponsored demonstrations of resulting smart grid technologies in the applications strand.

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