New video: CROSSBOW scenarios “Cross-Border RES Management & Storage of RES production/output”

01 Apr

New video: CROSSBOW scenarios “Cross-Border RES Management & Storage of RES production/output”

This video presents the scenarios (high-level use cases) of the CROSSBOW project “Cross-Border RES Management” and “Cross-Border Storage of RES Production/Output”.

CROSSBOW demonstrates how to manage efficiently an scenario where the total share of Renewable Energy Sources  (RES) a country can handle (as a % of the total demanded production) cannot be satisfied with the national RES production – due to a peak in demand or a fluctuation of production. Instead of activating expensive and highly polluting generation units to cover the demand, priority will be given to RES generation coming from neighbouring countries. To that end, all operators in the region are able to share not only information on forecast demand, real-time demand, scheduled/forecast production and real-time production; but also a common platform – the RES-CC – to coordinate the operation of the RES generation units in the region.

On the other hand, CROSSBOW tackles the interest of RES producers in storing the excess production in neighbouring countries – due to low demand in the origin RES production country or due to curtailment rules in that country. In this scenario, the RES producer has specific agreements with operators of storage facilities in the destination country to store – and later recover – the stored energy. The amount of energy to be stored depends not only on the capability of the producer and operators of storage, but also on the capability of the network, and especially the interconnection points, i.e., transfer capacity between production and storage locations. Special attention is paid to fair and transparent market rules to avoid market abuse for the illegitimate gain of parties involved.

The demonstrations in these scenarios measured the impact of the CROSSBOW RES Regional Coordination Centre (RES-CC) which has been awarded by the European Innovation Radar.   This product has been developed by ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA – Spain.