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12 Nov 2018

Horizon 2020 Big Data Technologies Prize awarded to most accurate electricity grid flow predictions

Prizes worth two million euro have been awarded to three European specialists for developing the most accurate predictions of electricity flow through a grid. The first prize worth €1.2 million went to Professor José Vilar from Spain, while Belgians Sofie Verrewaere and Yann-Aël Le Borgne came in joint second place and won €400,000 each. This is the first time that the prize has been won by three individuals rather than organisations or groups. The three winners of the Big Data Technologies Horizon Prize received their awards at a ceremony on 12 November 2018 in Austria.

The challenge for the applicants was to create software that could predict the likely flow of electricity through a grid, taking into account a number of factors including the weather and the generation source.

EC Press Release

http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizonprize/index.cfm?prize=bigdata

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