Workshops organised by CROSSBOW

CROSSBOW Regulatory and Market Workshop – Vienna 29/05/2018

The objective of the Workshop has been to provide an overview of the status of legislation and regulative framework and possible future developments on regional and national level, with focus on SEE region represented by the countries participating in CROSSBOW. This region, encompassing countries that are Member States of the EU and countries that are Contracting Parties of the Energy Community and at the same time, members of the Western Balkans 6 group, serves as an example of extension of frameworks, rules and practices that bring EU closer to the immediate SEE neighborhood. The SEE region and the Workshop objective is well in line with the extensive work of the Energy Community in this area, including the WB6 initiative. Therefore, the event was  an outstanding opportunity to exchange findings and experiences of representatives of the CROSSBOW Project, Energy Community, national Regulatory Bodies and other relevant stakeholders on existing regulatory frameworks and future developments of the region. It was also envisaged as the adequate environment for the user group members to provide comments and recommendations to project findings.

CROSSBOW Workshop on operational and market challenges in connected power systems with RES – Skopje 17/10/2019

On 17th October some partners of CROSSBOW project organised the workshop “Operational and Market Challenges in Connected Power Systems with Increased Share of Renewables” in Skopje, North Macedonia.

Around seventy people from the energy sector (TSO, DSO, market operator, producers, suppliers and academia) participated in this event, organised by the University Sts. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje (UKIM), Electricity Transmission System Operator of Macedonia (MEPSO) and AD Elektrani na Makedonija Skopje – Direkcija (ESM former ELEM).

The workshop aimed to disseminate fresh ideas raised within CROSSBOW project that address contemporary challenges of power systems operation with increased share of renewables and in a highly demanding market environment.

The ideas presented in the workshop were aligned with the aims of the CROSSBOW project and therefore emphasise the same key points.

In Session 1, the speakers outlined the regulatory, operational and control challenges that the power sector is facing as a result of the transition towards a sustainable future. A special consideration was given to cross-border balancing as it is identified as an important aspect in dealing with these challenges. This provided the basis for the ideas presented in the Workshop. Then, Session 2 was dedicated to three contemporary ideas for development in power systems, namely testing of Smart Grid applications, DSO and customer involvement in the energy transition with regard to grid operation. Lastly, the speakers in the panel session offered real-life operational and market experiences of the challenges and solutions to integrating renewable energy sources (RES).