We are pleased to announce that based on NRG-5 project collaboration, Btitish Telecomunications (BT) and Power Operations Ltd (Power Ops) have been granted the prestigious award of “Highly Commended” (2nd position prize) for the category “Communications” at the ΙΕΤ Innovation Awards 2019.

The award was the result of the nomination of British Telecomunications (BT) and Power Operations (Power-Ops) for the Next Generation Energy Grid Management (GEM-NG) framework, partly developed within the H2020 research project NRG-5.

GEM-NG offers an innovative solution to secure and simplify the work and collaboration of Smart Grid operators and IT service providers and facilitate their inter-operation. It builds upon and integrates some of the latest developments in the leading edge communications world including Blockchains, 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualisation and applies them to the energy sector. GEM-NG successfully showcases significant improvements in the fields of advanced metering and active control in smart energy grids.

The UK Ιnstitution of Engineering and Technlogy (IΕΤ) Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate the very best new innovations across the breadth of science, engineering and technology. The IET Innovation Awards 2019 winners and shortlisted entries can be seen here.

The H2020 NRG-5 project is funded by European Commission under the 5G Public Private Program (5G PPP) in the framework of Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement No 762013)