Partners A common integrated ICT platorm to implement Europe’s Smart Grid Highlights o the EU Smart Grids project INTEGRAL Being smart and sustainable is the key to the uture power networks o Europe. Being a Smart Grid means to be able to integrate and manage large numbers o distributed energy resources (DER) in real time. Renewable energy sources such as PV, wind, CHP and μ-CHP, as well as electrical cars and smart appliances in homes and ofces - they all contribute as components o a Smart Grid. The dynamic coordination o active distribution networks, energy trading markets, and active loads o end customers: that’s what makes a grid into a Smart Grid. To implement the uture Smart Grids o Europe, inormation and communication technologies (ICT) play a crucial role. How to achieve this is the contribution o the EU project INTEGRAL. It has built and demonstrated a reerence solution or the aggregation, distributed control and optimal coordination o distributed energy resources. INTEGRAL has shown the practical validity o its Smart Grids ICT solutions by three feld demonstrations in dierent countries - the Netherlands, Spain and France - that together cover the ull range o operating conditions: normal, critical, and emergency conditions. INTEGRAL, an EU project co-unded by the European Commission (No. FP6-038576), with partners rom the Netherlands, France, Greece, Spain and Sweden, started late 2007 and fnished in March 2011. Highlights and fnal results are summarized in this brochure.