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ANM4L - Active Network Management For All

Alternatives to traditional network expansion are needed to ensure sustainable development of the power grids. New technologies, methods, and markets are emerging to provide increased flexibility in consumption, generation, and power transfer capacity. The ANM4L project will develop solutions to enable integration of renewables with the agility required from developments in demand and production.

ANM4L aims at demonstrating how innovative active network management (ANM) solutions can increase the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electricity distribution networks.

ANM solutions will consider both management of active and reactive power to avoid overload situations, maintain voltages within limits, minimize the need of RES curtailment, and enable further RES uptake even when the theoretical design limit of the network has been reached.

Core research and development activities are the development of:

  • Active network management methods for local energy systems.
  • Business models to provide decision support for market players.
  • An integrated toolbox to support the planning and operation of the distribution system, considering the developed ANM methods and business models.

The toolbox, methods and business models for ANM will be demonstrated in Sweden and Hungary. The project will also prepare solutions and recommendations for replication in other local and regional energy systems.

This project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems’ focus initiative Integrated, Regional Energy Systems, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 775970.



This paper presents an overview of the objectives and conceptual approach of the research and development activities in the ANM4L project.

Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
13. Climate action
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