11 main achievements after 18 moths of work

18 Jul

11 main achievements after 18 moths of work

CROSSBOW celebrates that its first phase (preparation) has covered successfully after 18 months of work. Time to share main achievements reached, check them out:



  1. The consortium has identified all the technical requirements thanks to the dialogue between end-users in the project (TSOs, DSOs, Energy producers and SCC as Regional Security Centre in South Easter Europe) and technology providers.


  1. Different scenarios for validation of experiments have been defined per HLU, paying special attention not only to the identification of the most relevant assets to participate in the trials, but also initiating the analysis on the preliminary demonstration plan.


  1. The project has developed and documented an interoperable, secure and flexible architecture, which will consider transmission grids addressing active networks with high penetration of renewables, integrating distributed and concentrated storage, and with various energy ancillary services- e.g. demand response-, to optimize the functionality for all actors, including the end-user.


  1. Provided an overview of the status and future developments of legislation and regulatory framework, Smart Grid (SG) security, data models, standards and interoperability issues on regional and national level, with focus on the SEE region, as well as to provide investigation of CROSSBOW products regarding incorporation of types of data processing operations, which are likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. These issues are analysed in order to detect potential barriers in the future stages of the Project.


  1. Analysed the state-of-the-art background around current initiatives for regional coordination and renewable energy sources’ (RES) management in the Southern Eastern European (SEE) region and beyond.


  1. The bases for the simulation models, for both RES and storage technologies, were established through the collaborative work among different partners.


  1. The consortium has performed an analysis of storage assets existing in the region. One particularly suitable facility has been identified in Serbia with the pumped hydro storage power plant Bajina Basta. As well as, working out an overview of different storage technologies possibly to be deployed in the region focusing on technical and market constraints impacting the feasibility of cross-border energy storage.


  1. Analysed TSO/DSO coordination in CROSSBOW demo countries and related EU funded projects. The project has compiled the state of the art of DSO and TSO responsibilities as well as an analysis on use cases proposed for TSO/DSO cooperation. This analyse has provided an overall picture of the challenges faced by interconnected TSO-DSO, regarding observability and controllability of transmission and distribution networks at regional and transnational level.


  1. Provided a report on worldwide and regional practices in wide-scale deployment (at transmission level) of DSM, its current or envisaged applications in network services (e.g., frequency support or congestion management) and the mechanisms necessary to achieve it. The DSM features were observed from different aspects: services provided to the transmission network, electricity market, and information and communication technologies (ICT). Conclusions of this report can be beneficial for specifying recommendations for regulatory and market changes necessary for inclusion of large-scale DSM as one of the flexibility providers in transmission systems with high shares of RES.


  1. Proposed an innovative business model and make the technical specifications for Cooperative Ownership of Flexibility Assets.


  1. Since CROSSBOW is a product driven project the work during the first period has followed an AGILE approach that provides immediate incremental results to the end-users to validate from the very beginning. Find out the main achievements from the 9 products.