WindNODE Results


As part of the WindNODE project, ENERGY SAXONY carried out an analysis on the development of the energy transition in the European context in order to link WindNODE project partners and pioneering projects.

As coordinator of a permanent cooperation network in the Saxon energy sector, Energy Saxony supported the WindNODE showcase project in the areas of internationalization, the development of untapped synergy potentials, as well as in communication and external presentation, and identified European projects that addressed at least one of the following core topics as part of a mapping process:

  • Pilot region for the use of high volumes of wind energy feed-in

  • Flexibility in industry and utilities, retail and commerce, or households

  • Flexibility marketing

  • Electrification of the heat or transport sector

  • Redesign of the energy market to take advantage of flexibility

  • Virtual power plants

  • Digitalisation in distribution grids

  • Second life concepts for battery stacks



  • SMILE: Smart Ideas to Link Energies


    Regional industrial projects connecting smart grids are accompanied and supported to promote competencies on a European and global level.

  • FlexNett: Flexibility in the future smart distribution grid


    The main focus of this study is the increased flexibility of active customers in the interaction of consumption, generation and energy

  • ITI: Intelligent Trading Interface


    This project provides an interface between the control center of the virtual power plant and the prosumer's energy management system.


    Germany, Cypres, Switzerland

    The goal is to further develop an integrated solution that contributes significantly to the cost-efficient use of load control in distribution networks and increases the available flexibility of loads/generation.

  • DREAM-GO: Enabling Demand Response for short and real-time Efficient And Market Based smart Grid Operation - An intelligent and real-time simulation approach


    Demand-side management of electricity consumption for efficient and market-based short-term and real-time operation of smart grids is designed using models.



  • STORY: Added value of STORage in distribution sYstems

    Northern Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Slovenia

    Specific proposals for policy and regulatory changes regarding the installation of renewable energy in island grids are presented to promote energy storage solutions.



    This project is dedicated to coastal electrical grids. These are generally more structurally vulnerable than inland electrical grids.



  • RE-SERVE: Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid

    Germany, Romania, Ireland, Italy

    The focus is on the challenge of finding ways to stabilize energy systems with up to 100% renewable energies. In doing so, distributed, multi-level control of the energy system is made possible. and

  • IndustRE: Innovative Business Models for Market Uptake of Renewable Electricity unlocking the potential for flexibility in the Industrial Electricity Use

    Spain, Belgium, UK, Germany, Italy

    Large industry and the renewable energy community are working together to implement business models for delivering variable renewable power to industrial users with flexible demand. and

  • NETFFICIENT: Energy and economic efficiency for today’s smart communities through integrated multi storage technologies

    Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, France

    This project shows how distributed energy storage systems can be integrated into a smart grid and how this can be profitable from an economic, societal and environmental perspective.

  • Smarter EMC: Empowering SG Market Actors through Information and Communication Technologies

    UK, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Denmark

    This project addresses the question of whether the existing telecommunications infrastructure is sufficient to support emerging business models and smart grid services on a mass scale. and

  • Sunshine Tariff


    Distribution system operators enter into the obligation to provide connections for the customer as cost-effectively as possible. Issues arising in connection with the connection agreement are discussed in this project.

  • Eco Grid 2.0


    Already installed devices for control and management of heat pumps and electric heaters are used in this demonstration project.

  • Sincro.Grid


    The SINCRO.GRID is a virtual cross-border control center that facilitates new electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Slovenia and Croatia and its safe and efficient integration into the grid.

  • FLEXICIENCY: Energy services demonstrations of demand response, FLEXibility and energy effICIENCY based on metering data

    Spain, France, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Germany, Finland, Slovenia, UK

    A large-scale demonstration project will show that the introduction of novel services can be accelerated with the help of standardized interactions between all actors in electricity trading.

  • SOPRIS: Stochastic Optimal Planning for Renewable energy sources Integration in power Systems


    Develop a unified stochastic framework for optimal decision making incorporating introduced uncertainties on the generation and demand sides. and



  • SmartGridEnable: SmartGrid Distributed Monitoring, Synchronization and Active Management


    Low carbon technologies and new business models for renewable energy generation are being incorporated to help electric utilities meet their carbon reduction goals. and

  • KASM: Kent Active System Management


    The first deployment of real-time power system modeling and short-term forecasting in electricity distribution networks in the UK is demonstrated.

  • UPGRID: Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid

    Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, UK, Norway, France

    Innovative solutions for advanced operation and utilization of low and medium voltage networks in a fully smart grid environment will be demonstrated. and

  • EPR: European Pattern Recognition – Renewable Energy Impact

    Norway, Sweden, Turkey

    Renewable energies are integrated into the power system while maintaining stability. Capacity is increased, flexibility is enhanced, and security of supply is improved.

The Flare project does not address any of the three key issues mentioned above.



WindNODE is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of  SINTEG (Schaufenster intelligente Energie – Digitale Agenda für die Energiewende).