General information

Welcome to the SciGRID project webpage.

SciGRID is a three year project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the funding initative Zukunftsfähige Stromnetze. Its intention is to develop methods for the automated generation of models (i.e. maps) of existing electricity grids for research and other purposes. The focus will be on the European transmission grids, but the methods will be applicable more generally. Both the resulting methods and the derived data will be published free of charge under appropriate open source licenses in the course of the project and intends to increase the general availability of network models and their overall quality.

This project was initiated and is managed and performed by NEXT ENERGY - EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology, an independent non-profit institute at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.


Project details:

  • Project title: Open Source Reference Model of European Transmission Networks for Scientific Analysis (Offenes Referenzmodell europäischer Übertragungsnetze für wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen)

  • Acronym: SciGRID (Scientific GRID)

  • Funding period: September 2014 - August 2017

  • Sponsoring body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), Germany

  • Funding code: 03SF0471

  • Project partner(s): NEXT ENERGY (individual project)


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