The Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) is taking part in the EUR5m ($7m) Future Internet for Smart Energy (Finseny) project, which is working on the development of Smart Grids to make Ireland’s electricity delivery network more efficient.

The TSSG, which is based in Waterford Institute of Technology, is working with the Electricity Supply Board International and Intune Networks on the Finseny project.

Miguel Ponce de Leon, chief technologist at TSSG, said: “Smart Grids are more intelligent, which makes them more efficient. We hope that our work will deliver a reduction in operating costs and will make new energy products and services, like electric vehicles, more accessible to consumers.”

Ireland has already set itself a target of having 10 percent of all vehicles run on electricity by 2020, and it has begun rolling out charging points nationwide.

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