Concept grid: a new test platform set-up by EDF R&D for smart grid systems


Concept Grid is a full-scale smart grid test facility designed to anticipate and facilitate the transition from electricity distribution systems to smart grids. Built as a closed circuit, but representing real power distribution grids, Concept Grid makes it possible to conduct a range of grid optimization scenarios in complete safety (with automatic reconfiguration response to faults, incorporation of renewables, optimization at peak demand, etc.).

The many benefits offered by this test facility include the ability to conduct complex stress tests under challenging conditions, which would be impossible on a live network serving real-life customers.

Read more about the cooperation of EDF and Enercon within EU-SysFlex project