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The Platone consortium has an excellent starting point to connect to intermediaries and for cooperation due to its well-established collaboration network in Europe, with contacts to many key players of the depicted target audience and partners involved in industry associations, standardization, European energy governance and research networks as well as having an active role in other H2020 projects or initiatives.

Contribution to European Joint RDI Efforts

Two joint Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) efforts will play an important role for the Platone project:

The European Commission initiative BRIDGE unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects. The aim of BRIDGE is to bring these projects together to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues, which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle for innovation. Four working groups "Data management”, "Business models”, "Regulations” and "Customer Engagement” represent the main areas of interest as well as the three task forces "Energy Communities”, "Replicability/Scalability Analysis” and "Joint Communication”. Since the beginning of BRIDGE, numerous projects had the opportunity to join and participate in the discussions to develop strong analysis and build reports that supported the elaboration of EU directives.

ETIP SNET, the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition, unites a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector. It provides input to the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) action 4 which addresses the technical challenges raised by the transformation of the energy system. There are five working groups and the National Stakeholder Coordination Group (NSCG).

Several partners of the Platone project are actively involved in the activities of the BRIDGE working groups and in the ETIP SNET working groups. This synergy ensures that the main findings of the project will be transferred in the documents that will be elaborated in the future activities of BRIDGE working groups and ETIP SNET white papers, roadmaps and implementation plans. Platone will contribute to the activities of the BRIDGE working groups, contribute to the updates of the existing BRIDGE documents and will provide input for the next deliverables that will be drafted. Links will also be established with representatives of the ETIP SNET working groups and members of the project will contribute to the activities of the different ETIP SNET working groups.

Cooperation group of Smart Grids and Energy Storage H2020 projects
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition