On 24th October, CROSSBOW project will land in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) to participate in the panel “CROSSBOW: CROSS-BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market” of the 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES).
University of Manchester – technical coordinator of the Project – will chair the session, where different partners of our consortium (ETRA, ELPROS, VARTA, NOSBiH and UKIM) will present the initial results of the Project.
During the first year of the Project, the final scenarios to be demonstrated have been drafted, analysing in detail the cross-border challenges in South Easter Europe. The different regulatory framework in the region has been studied, as well as the different types of ancillary services available for TSOs. In this context, congestion problem at the countries border due to large use of Renewables Energies has been identified as one of the major barriers to be tackled.
The conference, hosted by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo on October 21 – 25, focuses on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications for the wide use of information and communication technologies and integrated renewable and distributed energy resources on the electric grid.
CROSSBOW, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is a TSO driven project with two interrelated and equally important strategic goals: on the one hand, it aims at the successful deployment in the market, within a 24 months horizon after project completion, of a set of technological solutions which enable increasing the shared use of resources to foster transmission networks cross-border management of variable renewable energies and storage units, making possible a higher penetration of clean energies whilst reducing network operational costs and improving economic benefits of RES and storage units.
After this event, CROSSBOW consortium will gather also in Sarajevo from 25-26 October to celebrate its fourth internal meeting, where the 24 partners will present the latest developments. The meeting will help to close the first year of activities and kick off the development phase of the project.