A consortium led by EUROPEAN DYNAMICS LUXEMBOURG was awarded a EURO 21 million R&D contract

A consortium led by EUROPEAN DYNAMICS LUXEMBOURG SA was awarded by the European Commission R&D contract in the field of “Low Carbon energy”, supported by Horizon 2020. The code name of the contract is INTERRFACE (TSO – DSO – Consumer INTERFACE aRchitecture to provide innovative grid services for an efficient power system).

INTERRFACE aims to support the digitalisation of the European power system and act as a key driver for coordination and active system management in the electricity grid, enabling TSOs and DSOs to optimise the use of distributed resources but also empowering end-users to become active market participants, supporting self-generation and providing demand flexibility. To support the transformation, the INTERRFACE project will design, develop and exploit an Interoperable pan-European Grid Services Architecture to act as the interface between the power system (TSO and DSO) and the customers and allow the seamless and coordinated operation of all stakeholders to use and procure common services. State-of-the-art digital tools based on blockchains and big data management will provide new opportunities for electricity market participation and thus engage consumers into the INTERRFACE proposed market structures that will be designed to exploit Distributed Energy Resources. EUROPEAN DYNAMICS LUXEMBOURG is the project coordinator, responsible for the design and development of the integrated platform for data exchange and procurement of services.

The project includes 42 leading international organisations and has an overall budget of EURO 21 M.

The World Bank Group assigns to ED the design and implementation of its Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD)

The World Bank’s Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD) captures data about country public procurement and e-Procurement systems at a global level. The aim of the GPPD is to promote procurement reform and innovation through improved transparency and knowledge-sharing and is envisaged to become the one-stop online database of choice for the global public procurement community.

ED will develop a comprehensive web-based tool which will capture diagnostic procurement-related information which is expected to form a common, worldwide standard for collecting and sharing data on public procurement, covering governance, operations, ICT systems and results per country.

Other project outcomes include generation of demand for country procurement reforms and e-Procurement implementations, as well as provision of appropriate channels for information dissemination and knowledge sharing, facilitating synergies between existing procurement communities.

The work will support effectively the efforts of the World Bank to facilitate the implementation of optimum eProcurement practices all around the world.