Technical discussions in 2014 have shown numerous similarities in technical challenges, therefore the transmission system operators (ELES and HOPS) and distribution system operators (SODO and HEP ODS) of Slovenia and Croatia began to search for joint solutions. The most promising solution appeared to be the establishment of international cooperation in the implementation of smart grids; and the idea of the SINCRO.GRID project was thus born.
Project primarily addresses problems occurring in the transmission grid, therefore it will be managed by the transmission system operators. Each operator shall be responsible for the implementation of proposed technologies in their respective system. The distribution system operators will enhance the observability of the distribution grid by providing aditional information about RES operation, which will help TSOs to improve forecasting for ancillary services. The control centres of distribution and transmission system operators will be connected via ICT infrastructure and systems integration (primarily using the semantic model – CIM).