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Key assets

Innovative organisation
Large project that brings together the critical mass necessary to impact DER
penetration in Europe
Implements “demand-pull” rather than “technology-push” approach.
Lead by utilities : requires close collaboration (including sharing of market
Management based on effectiveness (intellectual property share of more 100
results pre-defined).

Exploitation of the new European 6th Framework Programme features

Innovative relationship with the European Commission (more flexibility, more
Entry of new partners / exit of defaulting partners (part of EC grant to be
allocated to yet unknown partners).
Internal and external calls for proposals.
Whole work package dedicated to the construction of ECG (exploitation
of results hard-wired in the work programme).

Utilities :
Gaz de France (France), Tractebel (Belgium),
Iberdrola (Spain), RWE Energy (Germany),
Lodz Rgn Power (Poland), Electricity Authority of
Cyprus, EPA Attiki (Greece), Latvenergo (Latvia)
Equipment manufacturers Manufacturers
and developers : Research Centres VTT
Bowman Power Systems (UK), TEDOM (Czech Professionals Lund University ,
Republic), MTU (Germany), SAFT (France), National Agencies STRI

Siemens PTD (Germany), Siemens PSE (Austria), RWE Energy , Latvenergo ,

Bowman Power Systems MTU , RTU
Heletel (Greece), ANCO (Greece), Fagrel (Italy)
Siemens PTD

Technical research Lodz Rgn Power ,

Tractebel , EnergoProjekt ,
centres, academics : Laborelec , KAPE
IIE-UPV (Spain), FEEM (Italy), ICCS/NTUA KULeuven
(Greece), VEIKI (Hungary), VTT (Finland), RTU TEDOM
Gaz de France ,
(Latvia), Labein (Spain), Laborelec (Belgium), STRI SAFT ,
(Sweden), Tübitak (Turkey), KULeuven (Belgium), Technofi , VEIKI
AUTh (Greece), FIT (Cyprus), CENTER (Spain), Transénergie

CRES (Greece), Lund University (Sweden) Siemens PSE

Engineering companies, Iberdrola ,

SMEs, bank : Labein ,
Technofi (France), EnergoProjekt (Poland), IIE-UPV Tübitak
Transénergie (France), Capitalia (Italy) EPA Attiki ,
Fagrel , ANCO , Heletel , Electricity Authority of Cyprus,
Regulators, National agencies : FEEM, AUTh , CRES ,
KAPE (Poland), RAE (Greece) RAE

Supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework
Programme for Research and Development with up to 15 M€ (out of a to-
tal budget of about 30 M€), the EU-DEEP project addresses the area “New
technologies for energy carriers / transport and storage” of the “Sustainable
development, Global change and ecosystems” thematic priority.
It has been running since January 1st 2004 to June 30th 2009 (66 months).
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Coordinator :
Gaz de France : Mr. Etienne GEHAIN, +33 1 49 22 59 65 -
with the support of :
ALMA Consulting Group : Ms. Fabienne BRUTIN, +33 4 72 35 80 30 -
EU-DEEP management is operated with PRODIGE Internet platform :
The birth of a EUropean Distributed EnErgy Partnership
that will help the large-scale implementation of distributed energy resources in Europe

A European Project supported within the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are already used in Europe (for instance
wind turbines or CHP in industry). DER comply with the European Directives
requiring to act on the demand side, improving efficiency, ensuring security of
supply of clean energy and completing the development of new sustainable
energy generation and transformation technologies, such as renewable
energies and fuel cells. However, there is a trade-off point between the benefits
of DER and the adverse grid effects at distribution and even transmission
levels that penalise today the wide penetration of DER in Europe.

As the diagram above shows, EU-DEEP wants to start from the present situation in Europe, and to provide solutions to dramatically change
the DER penetration in Europe to a new trade-off point, where benefits and drawbacks of DER have changed to a point favouring more DER

EU-DEEP initiative
A group of eight leading European energy utilities have joined forces to
remove, in five years from January 2004, most of the technical and non-
technical barriers which prevent a massive deployment of distributed energy
resources (DER) in Europe.

In partnership with manufacturers, research organisations, professionals,

national agencies and a bank, they follow a demand-pull rather than
technology-push approach.

This new approach will provide five “fast-tracks options” to speed up

the large-scale implementation of DER in Europe, by defining five market
segments which will benefit from DER solutions, and fostering the R&D
required to adapt DER technologies to the demands of these segments.

To achieve these objectives, a set of iterative R&D tasks (Work packages) by

utilities, research laboratories, manufacturers of generator sets, storage and
grid connection equipment, and investment bodies to qualify the prospects
of the newly defined market segments.


Grid and market Local Trading WP8
integration Strategies ECG WP5
Demand WP4 WP1 - Demand description and modelling Demand segment 1
description Techno R&D
and modelling WP2 - Grid and market integration Demand segment 2
WP5 WP3 - Local Trading Strategies Demand segment 3
Techno validation
WP4 - Techno R&D Demand segment 4

WP6 WP5 - Techno validation Demand segment 5

Training WP6 - Training
WP7 - Dissemination
Dissemination WP8 - ECG

Organization of the Work Packages in EU-DEEP

Expected impacts
On European Energy demand
Objective Impact
Construct a European demand European organisations can further
model, calibrated on an 80 million study emerging DER markets in
clients profile database (in at least 7 Europe

Show how demand can be adapted in Demand for DER systems is

order to help DER technology fit better optimised, thanks to a Local
the market requirements Trading Strategy which succeeds
at changing consumer energy
demand patterns

On Technologies
Objective Impact
Foster focused development and The EU directives regarding
validation of DER technology (meeting various energy related policies
precise demands from the European have the corresponding
demand model) technologies to ensure proper field

Specify key technology components Regulatory bodies have access

and control approaches to allow the to the proper information to
smooth integration of DER technologies recommend DER integration in
in distribution networks European energy grids.

Two examples of CHP dedicated to the tertiary and residential markets

Objective Impact
Communication and training program- Intermediate actors (consultants,
me to disseminate knowledge and engineering and maintenance
competence to designers, engineering companies…) are ready to
and maintenance companies, consul- bring innovative solutions into
tants, equipment providers, utilities, operation.
academic players, end-users…

Create a European Competence Anyone worldwide willing to

Group (ECG) dedicated to future assess DER potential using a
studies of DER technologies and demand appraisal approach can
market opportunities. rely on the ECG.