Country: Portugal
EDP Distribuição (EDPD) is part of EDP Group and Portugal’s incumbent DSO (accounting for 97% of the market with more than 6 million customers). EDPD coordinates EEGI Core Project InovGrid, which entails a large scale smart grid demonstration impacting more than 500 thousand consumers. Leveraging on its Smart Grid infrastructure and its innovating strategy during the last decade, the company has increased its participation on European Projects, having participated in more than 20 projects, which led to the establishment of partnerships with more than 150 entities (universities, industrial partners, research institutes, utilities, local authorities,…) from 21 different countries. Furthermore, this portfolio of partnerships is complemented by a strong representation of EDP group in several associations of the sector in Europe.
 
ROLE IN THE PROJECT
EDPD, will lead WP2 and the user needs task. It will contribute to the survey on existing tools and applications, whereas will contribute to WP9 for the stakeholder management and involvement to the project.