University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania. Today, UPB is undergoing a continuous modernization process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great universities in Europe and all over the world. UPB has significant experience in the energy field. MicroDERLab is a Research Group at UPB, reuniting teams from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Power Engineering. It promotes a common research agenda on electrical engineering topics focusing on measurements and instrumentation for a faster deployment of the intelligent networks of the future. UPB team has a strong research background in measurement and instrumentation for power systems, and is actively involved in several European and national projects and networks, contributing to the smart metering deployment strategy in Romania (as one of the partners developing the Smart Metering roadmap, within the former IEE Smart Regions project). UPB team is working on several projects fostering ICT solutions for power grid infrastructure to be deployed in the emerging grids. An important objective on the R&D agenda is designing of holistic solutions (microgrids for sustainable communities, metering with PQ) to be supported by visionary energy policies and regulatory framework.
A strong asset of UPB is its long-term and fruitful collaboration with utilities, in various projects targeting electrical energy and energy efficiency. In recognition of the highly developed infrastructure, MicroDERLab is a member of DERLAB network, the association of leading laboratories and research institutes in the field of distributed energy resources. UPB also brings knowhow in the experimental laboratory developments for measurements and instrumentation for building automation from the EHNIT Project (Emerging technologies for power supply of high-tech buildings) and IEE SmartRegions project (20102013).