The research program fully covered


Six new research projects, which have been granted, complete the research program of the Energy Delta Gas Research

The Energy Delta Gas Research (EDGaR) has carried a third subsidy round during January and April 2011. The International Advisory Committee, chaired by Gert Brunnekreft, a professor at Jacobs University in Bremen, has assessed the research proposals.

Four projects will contribute to the second research theme, the future of energy systems. Researchers will investigate the impact of the decentralization of the gas infrastructure on the electricity market dynamics and, in another project, the balancing of the gas grid.

With this subsidy round, EDGaR has attained its financial goal. It has distributed an amount of €13.5 million between the six new projects and two extensions to ongoing projects. With this third round, it has allocated nearly €40 million in matching and subsidies among the partners of the research consortium.

Since its beginning in January 2010, EDGaR has received 40 research proposals, out of which 29 have been considered good enough by the International Advisory Committee to be granted. These proposals have been prepared by combining the efforts of the partners coming from the industry, research institutes and universities in the Netherlands.

By Jean-François Auger