eBadge is an EU funded FP7 project with the objective of proposing an optimal pan-European Intelligent Balancing mechanism, which is 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 project has a duration of 3 years in total and is currently in the 2nd year.

eBadge’s aim of balancing the European electricity market brings great value to Europe because it enables the market to function more efficiently and with less wastage. In addition to that it also holds the potential for lowering the costs of balancing services throughout Europe to the benefit of European business and civil society alike. Thus eBadge leads the way to a sustainable Europe – both when it comes to keeping costs as well as resource spenditure at reasonable levels. eBadge empowers consumers to participate and engage in the energy market of tomorrow – it supports the transition from being a consumer to being a prosumer.

Analysis of changes, risk and possibilities for cross border market opening between Austria, Italy and Slovenia

This paper by the Austrian Institute for Technology, which is a consortium member, outlines the key challenges in this area as well as providing an in-depth analysis that will serve as a foundation for the further work to overcome these challenges.

Read the paper HERE

Market Architectures for Cross-Border Procurement and Activation of Balancing Reserves and Balancing Energy

This paper by the Technical University of Vienna, which is a consortium member, outlines the key challenges in this area as well as providing an in-depth analysis that will serve as a foundation for the further work to overcome these challenges.

Read the paper HERE

Readers are invited to provide feedback on the reports to the eBadge consortium.