Project

IRENE

Coordinating Country

Budget:
1.419.849
Duration:
2014-2016

Project Description

Improving the Robustness of Urban Electricity Networks

Having good infrastructure is essential to the smooth operation of a society. Due to technological advancements, the decentralized nature of future energy generation presents exciting new opportunities for the management of our infrastructure. IRENE aims to take advantage of these opportunities in order to make urban electricity grids more resilient to cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and to minimize the impact of power outages on associated critical infrastructure. The project investigates how to best run critical infrastructure in case of long-term power outages. The purpose of this is to find ways to identify the most vulnerable groups in society, such as the elderly and the disabled, and make sure that their energy needs are met in critical situations. The ultimate aim of the projects is to understand what technical and social measures should be considered when implementing these new technologies so that they benefit all stakeholders. If this is successful, the cities of the future will have infrastructure which reflects the desires of stakeholders whilst being resilient to the challenges of the future.

Contact persons

Oliver Jung
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AT)
T: +43 664 8256062

Partners

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AT)

Ethos VO Ltd. (UK)

Queen Mary University of London (UK)

University of Twente (NL)

Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT)

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