REE and InnoEnergy present second edition of Grid2030 programme


Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the global transmission system operator, and InnoEnergy presented today in Madrid, Spain, the second edition of ‘Grid2030’, a four-year programme that aims to bring electricity transmission and power system technologies and innovations to life.

Participants will receive support in progressing their projects and develop direct relationships with InnoEnergy’s range of industry partners, who can help bring innovation to fruition. The 2nd edition of the programme will also offer access to funding with a dotation from REE of€1 million fund, depending on project quality and results.

The second call includes two new challenges that were presented at the event and are:

  • To improve the knowledge of the physical state and real-time dynamic behaviour of the existing assets of the power transmission network.
  • To identify new services and solutions for the TSO, based on emerging digital technologies that help facilitate the transition to an upcoming energy model.

The event counted with the presence of Pedro Duque, Spanish Prime Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities; Jordi Sevilla, REE´s Chairman, Diego Pavia, InnoEnergy CEO; Juan Lasala, REE´s CEO, Ángel Mahou, REE´s Corporate Director of Transformation and Technology; and Ana de Anca, Director of IT Systems and Technological Innovation Area.

Pedro Duque claimed that “Europe is the engine that drives the mitigation of climate change effects”, while Jordi Sevilla said that “today, the energy transition, with programmes like Grid2030, is possible and at competitive prices.”

Diego Pavía, CEO of InnoEnergy, added: “We are thrilled with what we have achieved for the last two years and we hope that these two challenges lead to technology systems that can be sold and implemented not only in Spain, but also in the rest of the world”.

This programme offers innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe the chance to work with REE, a leading TSO in terms of innovation and InnoEnergy’s team of experienced innovation managers, who can help develop business plans, partnership opportunities and business cases.

Grid2030 is open to individual public and/or private entities or established consortia from across Europe: universities, research centres, start-ups and companies working in the development of technology-based products or services.

To know more about this call, the challenges and apply, click here.