Fellow projects



eBadge project aims to propose an optimal pan-European Intelligent Balancing mechanism to integrate Virtual Power Plant Systems by means of an integrated communication infrastructure that can assist in the management of the electricity transmission and distribution grids in an optimized, controlled and secure manner. Based on the observed test results, the impact of the eBadge Energy Cloud (through the VPP reserve capacity offered to the balancing market), were it to be implemented in practice, will then be evaluated in terms of parameters including energy savings, fossil fuel savings, reduced CO2 emissions, reduced network losses, reduced overall dispatch cost and thus system prices, improved social welfare, increased market liquidity, increased electricity system flexibility and thus reliability and security of supply.

Peter Zidar, project coordinator peter.zidar@telekom.si



Market4RES investigates the potential evolution of the Target Model (TM) for the integration of EU electricity markets that will enable a sustainable, functioning and secure power system with large amounts of renewables. Based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis, the project suggested:

  • Key market features for successful integration of RES

  • Options for further development of the power markets and in particular Day-ahead, Intraday and Balancing markets supporting accommodation of RES

  • Design options for participation of demand in long- and short term markets

  • Modification of the existing RES support schemes

After a series of consultations with relevant stakeholders, these results were validated and merged into a set of recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of market design options.

Sintef Energy Research - Market4RES@sintef.no



The OrPHEuS project elaborates a Hybrid Energy Network Control System for Smart Cities implementing novel cooperative local grid and inter-grid control strategies for the optimal interactions between multiple energy grids by enabling simultaneous optimization for individual response requirements, energy efficiencies and energy savings as well as coupled operational, economic and social impacts. Starting from existing system setups in two cities (city of Skellefteå, in Sweden and the city of Ulm in Germany) enhanced operational scenarios are demonstrated for today’s market setup, as well as for future market visions.

The control strategies based on a Cooperative Coexistence design aim for:

  • Reduction of operational costs

  • Ensure robust business models and market design with high renewable resources penetration

  • Customer satisfaction across the hybrid energy networks.

WIP Renewable Energies ingrid.weiss@wip-munich.de, silvia.caneva@wip-munich.de



Hybrid-VPP4DSO deals with the question, how power grids can be prepared for future challenges of the energy transition - and how companies can benefit from it.

The project focuses in the following objectives :

  • Electricity generation from renewable sources and the consumption thereof should be better coordinated, for example by attuning the turning on or off of electric loads and the coordination of demand and availability.

  • The electricity system as a whole should be further optimized and stabilized.

  • New business and service models for hybrid virtual grids should be developed also bringing the electricity customers economic advantages.

Based on these objectives, a concept for a Hybrid -Virtual Power Plant (hybrid-VPP) is created - including power generators, transmission system operators and consumers (industrial and commercial).

DI Ernst Meißnermeissner@grazer-ea.at



Goal of the project aDSM is the development of hierarchical, scalable systems with distributed intelligence. Household load as well as the demand of electrical vehicles will be used flexible to level the local renewable generation. Load shifting and charge controlling will be used actively and anticipatory based on an optimized power forecast. If a local balance is not possible, the upper system levels (up to the transmission power grid) or energy storage will intervene coordinated. The aim is to reduce the requirement of storage as well as the network load by the use of aDSM. On the basis of electric vehicles and a PV system, is a practical demonstration of the aDSM system implementation for a single network node performed.

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Litzlbauerlitzlbauer@ea.tuwien.ac.at
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Maierchristoph.maier@tuwien.ac.at



REserviceS investigated the opportunities and costs of providing ancillary services from wind and PV systems by:

  • analysing the needs for ancillary services (e.g. voltage and frequency support) in the European power system, with a growing share of variable renewables;

  • identifying which ancillary services wind and PV can provide and which are of interest to system operators, today and in the future;

  • analysing factors influencing the provision of ancillary services by wind and PV;

  • creating a European harmonised method to calculate the costs for ancillary services provided by wind and PV.

This way, REserviceS encouraged the completion of an EU single electricity market with cost-efficient integration of variable renewables, improved grid management, and increased electricity system security.




The overall objective of the project is to use the potential for flexibility in energy intensive industries to facilitate further market uptake of variable renewable electricity, through innovative business models and regulatory improvements. In order to achieve this, the work has been structured around the following objectives:

  • Present suitable business models and facilitate their adoption

  • Formulate policy recommendations

  • Quantify the potential benefits for the power system

  • Move industry and variable renewable energy plant operators into action

Thomas Maidonisinfo@industre.eu



The FLEXICIENCY project aims to demonstrate that the deployment of novel services in the electricity retail markets, such as advanced monitoring, local energy control and flexibility, can be accelerated thanks to an open European market place for standardised interactions among electricity stakeholders within and across borders. This will open up the energy market to new players at EU level. Accessibility of metering data, close to real time, made available by DSOs - under customer consent - and in a standardised and non-discriminatory way to all players in the electricity retail markets, will facilitate the emergence of new markets for energy services, enhancing competitiveness and encouraging the entry of new players and benefitting energy customers. Economic models of these new services will be proposed and assessed.

Laura Marretta, Project Managerlaura.marretta@enel.com
Marina Lombardi, Technical Project Managermarina.lombardi@enel.com