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GID-MicroRede project proposed the implementation of an intelligent and decentralised management system for private distribution microgrids, leading to a significant increase of the resource management efficiency for these microgrids and for the consumers connected to them. GID-MicroRede used innovating approaches and techniques, including knowledge extraction, optimisation, metaheuristics and multi-agent systems modelling and simulation.

This project was developed under the scope of an international ITEA2 project involving 42 partners and 10 countries, in which the Portuguese consortium is very relevant. That project (SEAS/12004) has obtained program ITEA2 - Call 7 Label.

VPS had a central role in the definition of the concepts and innovation on microgrids through its experience on electricity consumption management, decentralised generation and household energy management.