On the 20th of July, CISTER researchers Eduardo Tovar, David Pereira, Filipe Pacheco, Raghuraman Rangarajan and Jibran Ali participated in the first workshop of the DSGrid project (PT2020 program). The objective of the workshop was to understand the valences that each partner brings to the project and to establish a solid collaborative environment to make DSGrid a highly successful project with the promised impact. The meeting had fruitful discussions, demonstrations and discussions of base standards. Near term goals were setup for individual partners as well as the group. A site visit was also organised to an EDP substation. DSGrid is led by EFACEC, and has CISTER, Universidade do Minho, and EDP Distribuição as partners.