Microgrids and emergencies: how an optimal decision-support system helps operators

Greece's Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) – partner in the European project TIGON – has produced a paper on optimal decision-support systems for microgrids and their use in emergencies

Entitled Decision Support System for Emergencies in Microgrids, the paper presents an optimal decision-support system (DSS) that assists the microgrid operator in various types of emergency, thus providing an inclusive solution. It was published in the MDPI journal Sensors with contributions from TIGON partners CARTIF and CIEMAT.

The key objective of the DSS is to maximise the autonomy of the microgrid by giving priority to renewable energy generation – in line with the EU’s green energy transition and with its action plan for the digitalisation of energy.

In addition, an optimal DSS can handle multiple sorts of distributed energy resources, including renewables and battery energy storage systems.

The proposed DSS is being tested in different emergency situations and operating modes as part of the European demonstration project TIGON. It is one of eight hardware and software solutions the project is currently developing for microgrids.

The project’s overall aim is to make microgrids greener, more resilient and more secure.

View paper here.


TIGON is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme and has a budget of roughly €7m. It forms part of the EU’s broader policy of building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

Further information 

Cordis entry here.

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