ADDRESS stands for Active Distribution network with full integration of Demand and distributed energy RESourceS. It’s a European consortium coordinated by Enel, whose target is to enable the Active Demand in the context of the smart grids of the future, or in other words, the active participation of small and commercial consumers in power system markets and provision of services to the different power system participants. The project includes 25 partners from 11 European countries..
ADDRESS is a four-year project (2008-2012), which is co-financed by the European Seventh Framework Programme for Research and is framed in the Smart Grids European Technology Platform vision for the electricity networks.
ADDRESS investigates into the countless opportunities that originate from a rational use of energy and promoting active customer participation. Indeed, it will help customers to be constantly aware of and decide upon their consumption and to play a central role on the electricity market just like traditional operators.