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The NEXTSTEP project aims to develop an innovative solution for Secondary Substation.

Efacec, the consortium coordinator, together with project partners - Eneida, University of Coimbra, INESC TEC and ITeCons - combine the required scientific and industrial expertise on the technologies linked to the proposed solution, i.e., distribution automation, including self-healing functions; advanced management; protection, automation and control; power electronics and energy storage; advanced measurement and monitoring; energy efficiency; ecodesign; IoT and ICTs.

The NEXTSTEP initiative also comprises a demonstrator at the Portuguese distribution network, operated by EDP Distribuição, the outsourced entity.

The NextStep project has received grants from the COMPETE program,
within the national “Portugal 2020 framework”, supported by the European Union.