Our Partners

SuperGrid Institute

SuperGrid Institute is a privately owned company with expertise in high and medium voltage direct current (HVDC and MVDC) systems and technologies – key components of the energy networks of the future. Our work actively contributes to the energy transition by removing technical barriers to the deployment of future power grids, known as “supergrids”.

We pool the expertise of specialists from numerous domains of research in a collaborative work environment equipped with state-of-the-art test platforms and resources. Industrialists and academics interact with our teams and share their knowledge, enabling us to develop frontline competencies, technologies and solutions that address both small- and large-scale needs in the energy sector.

SuperGrid Institute is leading WP1 on the overall management of the project. They also lead WP4 tasked with the selection relevant technologies for the deployment of future wide-spread AC/DC systems and providing a library of models to enable R&R-oriented planning approaches and the validation of such designed systems.


TenneT is a leading European grid operator. We are committed to providing a secure and reliable supply of electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while helping to drive the energy transition in our pursuit of a brighter energy future – more sustainable, reliable and affordable than ever before. In our role as the first cross-border Transmission System Operator (TSO) we design, build, maintain and operate 24,500 km of high-voltage electricity grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany, and facilitate the European energy market through our 16 interconnectors to neighbouring countries. We are one of the largest investors in national and international onshore and offshore electricity grids. Every day our 6,600 employees take ownership, show courage and make and maintain connections to ensure that the supply and demand of electricity is balanced for over 42 million people. Lighting the way ahead together.

TenneT is leading WP3 to evaluate different alternatives for AC/DC grid architectures from an R&R perspective and investigate control and protection strategies.

RWTH AACHEN University

The institutes “High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics” (IAEW, leading WP7) and “Automation of Complex Power Systems” (ACS) of RWTH Aachen University study the reliability, security, and resilience of the designed architectures, verifying the outcome of WP6 by modelling and investigating the most critical situations in more detail, e.g., using RMS and EMT simulations as well as RT-HiL models.

University of Strathclyde Glasgow

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow.

Inspired by our founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of our students, to society and to the world.

The excellence of our research is shown by the growth in range and scale of our research collaborations and by our performance in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 where almost 90% was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’.

Strathclyde was named the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2019, the Sunday Times Good University Guide Scottish University of the Year 2020 and was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its excellence in energy innovation in 2020 and for excellence in advanced manufacturing in 2022.

Leading WP6 based on findings of previous WPs, a R&R-orientated planning methodology for hybrid AC/DC architecture is defined and applied to realistic use cases. Both quasi-steady-state and dynamic tools developed in WP5 will be used to assess security, stability, and behavior in extreme / cascading events.


EPRI Europe DAC (EPRI Europe) is a subsidiary of EPRI International Inc., which is in turn a subsidiary of the Electric Power Research Institute Inc. (“EPRI”). EPRI Europe was incorporated in Ireland in 2019, has an independent board and officers, and is engaged in work across the continent. EPRI Europe has more than 30 leading subject experts, with 500+ years of combined experience delivering energy system innovation, engage in research, development, and innovation projects around the globe by:

1. Supporting collaborative projects organized through EPRI

2. Leading and participating in European regional projects and collaboratives

EPRI are leading WP8 of the project. In addition to the project’s regular dissemination and communication activities, this WP aims to translate the projects outcomes into specific and directed guidance to grid planning practitioners through structured deliverable development and targeted stakeholder engagement. These will include the development of training material based on the techniques developed in the project, documents outlining technology roadmaps and recommendations to regulatory and market frameworks, and a series of workshops with relevant stakeholders in the final year of the project.

The National HVDC Centre/SSEN Transmission

Leading WP2 to identify TSOs’ resilience needs regarding HVDC-based grid reinforcement, related vulnerabilities and opportunities. This WP defines R&R objectives, use cases and demonstration needs for the project. Other contributions include leading on analysis and testing of the use case concerned with a small to medium sized synchronous area.

Comillas Pontifical University

Leading WP5 aiming to define the existing gaps of tools and models to plan the considered systems and to assess the proposed grid architecture. This WP also defines simplified test systems to be used in WP3 and WP4.

University of Cyprus

The KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence (KIOS CoE) at the University of Cyprus conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research and innovation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control, Security and Management of Critical Infrastructure Systems.

Delft University of Technology

Two research teams of the Intelligent Electric Power Grid  Section, the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, contribute to WP3. The team on Resilient Sustainable  Energy Systems leads Task 3.2 (Resiliency of Control Strategies for AC/DC Architectures), and the team on Cyber Resilient Power Grids contributes to Task 3.3 (Vulnerabilities of  Protection concepts for AC/DC Architectures on the Cyber Events) .


Energinet is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy. We own, operate and develop the transmission systems for electricity and natural gas in Denmark.


Amprion GmbH is one of four transmission system operators in Germany. Its extra-high-voltage network is 11.000 kilometres long and transports electricity across an area that extends from Lower Saxony to the Alps. Around a third of Germany’s economic output is generated there. Amprion keeps the network stable and safe – and prepares the way for a climate-compatible energy system by expanding the network.
Statnett is the system operator of the Norwegian power system, owning and operating the transmission grid and maintaining the balance between consumption and production, providing you with a reliable power supply at all times.

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico

RSE SpA is a joint-stock company of the GSE SpA Group, which develops research activities in the electro-energy sector, with particular reference to national strategic projects of general public interest, financed with the System Research Fund Electric.

Engie Impact

As the sustainability consulting division of ENGIE, ENGIE Impact partners with corporations, governments and municipalities around the world to address the transformations necessary to reduce their carbon footprint on their Net Zero journey.

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