Smart Border Initiative

An energy system for European neighbours

This unique flagship project focuses on European neighbouring regions to jointly build up integrated local energy systems in order to tackle challenges and opportunities of the energy transition on a cross-border level.

The objective of the Smart Border Initiative (SBI) is to implement the world’s first cross-border smart grid at distribution network level between Saarland and Grand Est Region in order to make a joint, cross-border energy optimisation possible between Germany and France.

A cross-border energy optimisation project

A EUROPEAN PROJECT OF COMMON INTEREST

since 2017.

SBI

THE FIRST CROSS­BORDER SMART GRID ON A DSO LEVEL

paving the way for a more integrated European energy market.

21 PROJECT PARTNERS

from France and Germany, all participating in the project’s conception.

A MULTI SECTOR APPROACH

seeking synergies between the electricity, thermal and mobility sectors.

CURRENTLY UNDER STUDY PHASE

co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility, until December 2019.

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