Danube InGrid

Smart grid project of
common interest of the European Union



General information

  • The aim of the Danube InGrid (Danube Intelligent Grid) is to integrate more renewables to the distribution grid by the application of smart technologies and manage them in a smarter way along with keeping the security of supply and high quality of decentralised services in the CEE region.
  • The Project will adopt smart grid technologies both internally and on cross border level between Slovak Republic and Hungary for the evolvement of modern energy infrastructure. It will efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all market users connected to the electricity network, mainly consumers, prosumers and generators, with the goal of integration of large amounts of electricity from renewable and/or distributed energy sources. Gaining and utilising experience in smart technologies in Northwestern, Budapest, Pest county and Northeastern Hungary, Western and Eastern Slovakia, will be beneficial for electricity system users, distribution and transmission system operators.
  • Project value: EUR 493 million
  • Implementation period: 2020 - 2029

Project promoters

Supporting member

Project benefits

  • The main benefit is to provide better and more economically efficient delivery of electricity supply for the strategic industrial areas and final consumers of all, Western and Eastern Slovakia and Northwestern Hungary, Budapest, Pest county and Northeastern Hungary.
  • The project will improve connection of more new renewable energy generators, quality of electricity supply, security of supply, network connectivity for all users and reduction of negative environmental impact.

Project goals

  • Smart grid development in the CEE region in order to integrate more renewable generators to the distribution grid, growing of prosumer’s services, with keeping high quality and security of supply and voltage for the energy consumers in the Western and Eastern Slovak and Northwestern, Budapest, Pest county and Northeastern Hungarian Region close to the Schengen border.
  • Increase the level of automation and data acquisition in the grid.

Project activities

  • DSO and TSO Smart technologies – transformer stations and reactive power management
  • Smart grid – microstations in the region, automation and data acquisition
  • Smart lines and installations with communication devices and optical fibres
  • IT based system for the smart management of the grid, developing weather dependent grid management