CROSSBOW Regional Operation Centre Balancing Cockpit acknowledged by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar

CROSSBOW Regional Operation Centre Balancing Cockpit (ROC-BC) has been acknowledged by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar under the Innovation Topic “Smart & Sustainable Society”. Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS - Greece), Security Coordination Centre (SCC  -Serbia), Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator (ESO - Bulgaria) have been identified as “key innovators“ of  this distinguished product. The developed set of tools for regional management and operation that will build on/enhance existing Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) initiatives include Individual / Common Grid Model (IGM/CGM) validation, cross-border congestion evaluation, dynamic line rating forecast of overhead lines, probabilistic regional adequacy assessment, cross-border sizing and sharing of frequency restoration reserves (FRR), resilience support and over/under-frequency real-time control.

SmartRUE of ICCS is the product leader of ROC-BC

ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems) is associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). ICCS has been established in 1989 in order to carry research and development activities in engineering, control systems and biomedical engineering. Smart RUE is one of the Research Groups of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). It belongs to the Electric Energy Systems Laboratory (EESL) of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. 

CROSSBOW project: a step forward to foster cross-border management of variable renewable energies and storage units

In total, the 9 CROSSBOW products have been acknowledged by the Innovation Radar in different maturity levels. Those aim to help the Regional Coordination Center in the South Eastern Europe regions to facilitate higher RES penetration, whilst reducing operational costs for individual operators – both at transmission and distribution layers. The CROSSBOW results are being evaluated successfully by 8 TSOs in South Easter Europe.

The project started in November 2017 and will conclude in April 2022 and is made up of a multidisciplinary team of  24 partners from 13 European countries participate among which there are 8 national Transmission System Operators.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement Nº 773430.

The Innovation Radar

The EU Innovation Radar is an initiative by the European Commission to highlight innovations with excellent potential from EU-funded research and innovation projects. For the Innovation Radar, independent experts are engaged to evaluate ongoing R&I projects funded by the EU (under Horizon 2020, Framework Programme 7 (FP7) or the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP)). Because of their inherent neutrality, these experts can provide objective opinions about the relevance of the innovations in the projects and their market potential.

Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional, and businessperson to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators.

By means of an intricate methodology to categorise the innovations under assessment, four different maturity levels are then bestowed on each respective innovation. From Market-Ready to Tech-Ready, and from Business-Ready to Exploring, these maturity levels indicate how far along these products are on their path towards commercialisation.

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