CROSSBOW: CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market

CROSSBOW project aims at the successful deployment of a set of technological solutions which will enable to increase the shared use of resources to foster transmission networks cross-border management of variable renewable energies and storage units. This will enable a higher penetration of clean energies whilst reducing network operational costs and improving economic benefits of RES and storage units.

The project will demonstrate a number of different technologies offering TSOs increased grid flexibility and robustness through:

  • Better control of cross-border balancing energy at interconnection points,
  • New storage solutions – distributed and centralized-, offering ancillary services to operate Virtual Storage Plants (VSP);
  • Better ICT and Communications -e.g. better network observability, enabling flexible generation and Demand Response schemas and the definition of a transnational wholesale market, proposing fair and sustainable remuneration for clean energies though the definition of new business models supporting the participation of new players –i.e. aggregators-  and the reduction of costs.

EU research project

Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2021

Budget € 21.842.647,88


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

Project partners

Participating countries

Spain, Romania, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Austria