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ICT Proposers' Day 2012

6.2 Data Centres in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Internet

The action will address system level technologies and associated services that will improve the energy and environmental performance of data centres. Given that data centres are a core element of today's Internet and among the facilities with the highest rate of increase energy consumption and related environmental impact, the action will contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly Internet.

Target Outcomes

(a) Software and Hardware system level technologies and associated services that monitor energy consumption and automatically optimise power, cooling, computing, storage, and data transmission operations in function of energy consumption, environmental impact and cost policies.

(b) Systems for the integration of networks of renewable energy sources for powering data-centres situated in urban agglomerations.

(c) Systems for the efficient use by urban installations of the heat that is produced by (a network of) data centre(s).

(d) Efficient integration of data centres under smart grid/smart city schemes.

(e) Contribution to standard and industry bodies that develop methods and standards on the measurement of the energy and environmental footprint of data centres. An emphasis on interoperability between different methods/standards will be considered an asset.

(f) Appropriate validation of the resulting systems.

Funding schemes


Indicative budget distribution

EUR 20 million



Links and Documents

Relevant challenge: 6. ICT for a low carbon economy

11 Possible partners



Iulia PLATONA, 26/12/2012 14:54

Iulia PLATONA (Pivex Energy Municipality, RO), just now

Pivex Energy Municipality

Black Sea Region Energy



Pivex Smart Grids Black Sea Pivex Integrated SEAP Pivex Smart Grid Smart City:The existing initiatives such PIVEX Platform Offshore Grid and the PIVEX Platform projects: -PIVEX BSENTSO-E (PIVEX Black Sea European Network for Transmission System Operators) & national TSOs regional cooperation PIVEX BSENTSO-E Pivex grid development Pivex investment plan coordination.One of PIVEX BSENTSO-E Pivex WG renewable activities is offshore development.

Pivex Black Sea regional group System Development, works for TSO-related solutions for Pivex offshore grid development in the Black Seas. - PIVEX BSERI (PIVEX Black Sea Electricity Regional Initiative) under Pivex Platform J05/1464/6.12.1996, Pivex Smart Grid J 5 / 1626 / 2012 in the Black Sea Region coordinates Pivex Smart Grids Energy Integration, Pivex Working Groups, established by Dr Iulia Platona, TEN-E (Pivex Black Sea Trans-European Networks for Electricity)

Iulia Platona

Pivex Energy Municipality Black Sea




Pivex replication projects Pivex Smart Grids BLACK SEA GRID CLUSTERS+

PIVEX BLACK SEA GRID CLUSTERS+ project is to implement and support the management, planning and networking process of the EEGI over the years 2012-14, both within and beyond European borders. In line with the requirements of the energy call (2011.7.3-1 Network of projects developing the future European Electricity Networks), the coordination action will contribute to maximise the effectiveness of the EEGI by reinforcing the cooperation among key actors of the initiative, increasing the visibility, co-operation and impact of the projects funded at EU and local level, and providing the necessary identity and visibility for the EEGI.

The GRID+ projects team has identified 6 interlinked objectives:

• MAP: To map the research, development and demonstration activities in support of Smart Grid deployment at transmission and distribution level, in Europe and abroad, against the priorities and goals of the EEGI Roadmap

• INTERACT: To foster a networking process between EEGI projects and engage with other Smart Grids initiatives worldwide

• MONITOR: To support the definition, validation, updating and use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to assess the progress of the initiative and the consistency of project proposals with the EEGI expected benefits and to achieve EEGI-related project goals.

• REPLICATE: To support scaling up and replication activities with the help of methodologies based on project KPIs.


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