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TwinEU: A Digital Twin for the EU Electricity Grid

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The project “TwinEU” aims to create a concept of a Pan-European power system Digital Twin (DT) based on the federation of local twins to enable a reliable, resilient, and safe operation of the infrastructure, whilst facilitating new business models that will accelerate the deployment of renewable energy sources in Europe.

Europe’s dependance on imported fossil fuels and the consequences caused by climate crisis make the process of energy transition more critical for Europe than ever before. To overcome these challenges, Europe has launched an Action Plan for digitalizing the energy system to increase the penetration of renewables into the grids and make the infrastructure more resilient, cybersecure, and cost-effective. This can only be fulfilled by a process of virtualization of the energy infrastructure thanks to digital twin technology. TwinEU will leverage a unique set of competences coming from grid and market operators, technology providers and research centres to create a pan-European solution that will enable Transmission and Distribution System Operators and market parties to develop and utilize digital twins through the federated DT work bench.

TwinEU will deliver a set of tools that will be demonstrated in 8 pilots across 11 EU countries including Cyprus, aiming to ensure the replicability of the developed solutions in different geographical and market set ups testing a wide variety of use cases.

The project’s outcomes will contribute to effective and efficient grid operation, whilst facilitating a higher penetration of renewables in support of a greater resiliency and energy independence of the European energy infrastructure. Most importantly, the project will contribute towards decarbonization of the energy system with also the possibility to better improve energy costs scenarios thanks to energy independency.

The TwinEU project has a consortium of 75 partners, including grid and market operators, technology providers, relevant industry players and research centers, from 15 different European countries.


The project TwinEU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101136119.