The EU Project called “Integrated Energy System – A Pathway for Europe” (IntEnSys4EU) was approved. The management of EERA JP Energy Storage (coordinated by SCI program management at KIT) and experts from KIT institutes ITEP, HIU and IAI participate in this strategic important project. KIT is contributing as a member of the JP Energy Storage. IntEnSys4EU aims at addressing the SET-Plan identified novel interacting integration challenges, where - the consumer becomes active and is put at the center of the energy system, - a demand focus that increases energy efficiency across the energy system, - an energy system optimization leading to a secure, cost-effective, clean and competitive energy supply. Energy networks are critical to successfully address the above integration challenges. The project managed by four independent players (ZABALA Innovation Consulting (coordinator), TECHNOFI, RSE and BACHER Energie) involves the technical expertise of the members of four associations (ENTSO-E, EDSO, EASE and EERA AISBL) to implement parallel processes in view of defining and implementing a novel approach to the subsequent RD&I strategy for energy networks. EERA AISBL is represented by both JP on Energy Storage and JP on Smart Grids. The total budget is 3.99 Mio€.