LarGo! is a cooperative transnational research project focusing on the large-scale roll-out of smart grid applications. The project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
LarGo! enables the mass roll-out of smart grid applications for grid and energy management by defining a seamless, safe and secure application deployment process for the grid and customer domain. The critical challenge of stable and resilient system operation is addressed in a setting where communication systems are used for both smart grid run-time operation, including monitoring and control, and ICT maintenance, such as application deployment and remote configuration. To assess the large-scale effects of application deployment, system maintenance and operations, a utility-scale, but highly accurate, emulation of the required ICT systems will be developed. Potential suboptimal operational states are analysed in-depth, and appropriate measures for resilient system operation will be designed and tested. In local testbeds at the DSO (Austria) and customer (Germany) level, selected smart grid applications are deployed to demonstrate and verify the LarGo! deployment process.