The Serbian pilot site is executed on physical power infrastructures (both IT and OT) across Serbia. Most of the demonstrations at the Serbian pilot  will be held at the National Control Center in Belgrade operated by EMS and the SCC control centre, which is in the same location in Belgrade. In addition, some of the demonstrations may use the high voltage infrastructure and IT systems of other transmission facilities, such as HHV and HV lines and primary substations.


The Serbian pilot site consists of 400 kV, 220 kV and 110 kV networks (app. 9800 km long), dedicated IT system and control centers. The total installed generation is 9214 MW (Thermal Power Plants 60%, Hydro Power Plants 34%, Wind and Solar 6% (including 1% of distributed generation). On the other hand, it is important to note that the connection of new variable RES capacities in the amount of up to 5 GW is expected by 2030. Besides, the Serbian Site is the direct connection to all 8 neighbouring transmission systems through interconnecting links of high capacity, which enables intensive cross-border electricity trade, including energy for TSO-TSO exchange in system balancing and regional operational security control.

Besides several IT systems are used, such as:

  • SCADA/EMS main system including Dispatcher Training Simulator
  • SCADA/EMS – secondary system,
  • TNA software for power system steady state analysis,
  • WAMS system for supervision of the transmission system operation stability,
  • SRAAMD system for remote reading of meters,
  • ASSET management system for supporting the maintenance of facilities and transmission system equipment,
  • Local SCADA systems and relay protection systems in transmission facilities (400 kV and 220 kV substations).


Demonstration activities on Serbian Pilot Site are supported by EMSS – subsidiary company of EMS, the Transmission System Operator (TSO) in Serbia, by SCC – Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) for non-EU TSOs in South-East Europe, and by IMP – R&D institution in information and communication technologies including the application of ICT solutions in power system operation and control.

SCC is e acting as end-user of IRIS and, as well as a demo leader of the Serbian Pilot Site. EMSS  represents the Serbian TSO EMS, acting as end-user of IRIS and EMMA.

Benefits from R2D2

  • Closing gaps in their business processes in terms of lack of tools and methodologies.
  • Improving cooperation at the national and regional level with system operators and technology providers.
  • Solving several non-compliances with the EU regulations that are mandatory for the partners in Serbia, or that will soon become mandatory.