cyberGRID – as the technical coordinator – plays an important role amongst 13 project partners from 5 different European countries. eBADGE is funded by the EU FP7 program.

The 3rd Energy Package clearly boosts the development of an Integrated European balancing mechanism. In this context in 2011, ACER has started the development of the Framework Guidelines on Electricity Balancing. It is expected from the ACER statements that Demand Response will play a significant role in the future integrated balancing market allowing Virtual Power Plants, comprising Demand Response and Distributed Generation resources (DG/RES) to compete on equal ground. However, creating an efficient pan-European system for balancing and reserve opens a range of challenges that require adequate responses on the market and technical sides.

Based on the above, the overall objective of the eBADGE project is to propose an optimal pan-European Intelligent Balancing mechanism also able 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.
The ICT development of the eBADGE project will be in line with the ACER Guidelines delivering the following five results:
  • Simulation and modelling tool for studying Integrated Balancing/Reserve Market
  • Uniform high performance message bus between Balancing/Reserve entities
  • Business models between Energy, ICT and Residential Consumers sectors
  • Virtual Power Plant as a Reliable Balancing Asset
  • Pilot eBADGE Cloud
The consortium will promote a strong interaction and consultation with relevant stakeholders involved in the Advisory Board. The multidisciplinary consortium, comprising of 13 partners – from TSOs, DSO, MO, Telecom, ICT providers and Research institutions, coming from five European countries, will strongly contribute to valuable results with heavy impact. Achievements of the project eBADGE, will also deliver synergies and efficient use of existing resources and infrastructure thus lowering daily costs for electricity users and increasing European welfare.
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