CROSSBOW Horizon 2020 Project






CROSSBOW is multi-partner consortium aiming to enable higher penetration of RES in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by improving cross-border management of renewable energies and storage units, fostering the shared use of resources and reducing network operational costs through tools and transnational business models. The project offers 9 different tools to foster transmission networks’ cross-border management and a higher penetration of clean energy whilst reducing network operational cost through a shared use of resources among system operators in SEE.


• Focus on flexibility and cooperation in market for generation, cross-border management of renewable energies, demand and storage, including interaction between TSOs and DSOs

• Communication technologies combine open, secure and flexible architecture with an easy-to-use interface

• Analyses cross border energy storage management and alternative configurations of hybrid power plants combining wind, PV, biogas and hydro.

About the Practice:

The integration of new technologies and IT services for RES integration is important to ensure a high-quality, cross-border supply of electricity in South Eastern Europe (SEE). In order support cooperation and innovation across the region, while increasing RES and reducing emissions, the CROSSBOW project has de-ployed a set of 9 technological solutions to manage cross-border interconnection points with decreased operational costs. They address all aspects of the energy system, such as smart grids, regulatory frameworks, social and ethical context, emerging business models and energy storage. In the course of the project, CROSSBOW has made a significant impact on commercial operation and innovation activities, which will contribute to creating more than 7000 jobs, providing better access to quality energy services and saving 3 Mtons of greenhouse gas emissions.

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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