The FSR is involved in a broad range of research projects, programmes and initiatives in cooperation with other international institutions.
Current Research Projects
Deepening International Cooperation on Emissions Trading
The FSR Climate team is working on LIFE DICET, a project co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) through the LIFE Programme. The project will build on and take further the results of the recently completed LIFE SIDE project, which has been supporting European policy-makers with the design and implementation of the new EU ETS legislation.
The FSR Energy and Climate team is working on “FRESCO – the Future of Renewable Energy Communities”. The goal of the project, which is financed by Fondation Tuck, is to assess the current situation of renewable energy communities in Europe and to contribute to better identifying their prospects over the next decade. Building on a review of the relevant literature, the interactions with experts and an in-depth analysis of three case studies, FRESCO will provide a taxonomy to disentangle the debate on renewable energy communities and elaborate four alternative scenarios concerning their development and impact on the electricity sector.
Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading
User-Centred Energy Systems
The observatory is a forum for international collaboration to understand the policy, regulatory, social and technological conditions to support the wider deployment of P2P energy solutions.
The FutureGas Project
Towards the green transition
The FSR is a member of the consortium of The FutureGas project. The project will analyse the gas chain from supply to regulation: efficient production and use of green gases including potential conditioning to natural gas quality, flexible use of gas also for transport, system integration, as well as the application of measures to ensure economically efficient use of gas.
TSO-DSO-Consumer INTERFACE architecture to provide innovative grid services for an efficient power system
The Horizon2020 INTERRFACE project works around the question of how to organize the procurement of different services at both the transmission and distribution-level. Several demonstrators are being developed. FSR is in charge of the regulatory framework around such new developments and addressing market design questions.
Smart Solutions for 2030 Networks
FSR Energy has been leading the Communications and Dissemination Package WP7 of the Horizon2020 funded SmartNet Project. The 3-year project analysed and compared different TSO-DSO coordination schemes for acquiring ancillary services from distributed resources, in order to propose new practical solutions to the increasing integration of Renewable Energy Sources in the existing electricity transmission network.
LIFE SIDE was managed by the Climate Area of the Florence School of Regulation. The LIFE SIDE project has been supporting European policy-makers with the design and implementation of the new EU ETS legislation.
Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks
FSR has been the task leader for the design of the economic framework of the Horizon 2020 project PROMOTioN investigating the financial, technical and environmental benefits to the European electricity market of a meshed offshore transmission grid connecting offshore wind farms to land.
Advising the EC (DG ENERGY) on Energy Policy
FSR has been coordinating the THINK project (2010-2013), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Strategic Energy Technology Plan to provide knowledge support to policy-making by the European Commission in the context of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.