Energy Management Mechanism




01.10.2012 - 30.09.2015


Marjan Šterk
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This project has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under grant agreement No 318050.

eBADGE project’s overall objective is to propose an optimal pan-European Intelligent Balancing mechanism, piloted on the borders of Austria, Italy and Slovenia, that is also able to integrate Virtual Power Plant Systems that can assist in the management of the electricity Transmission and Distribution grids in an optimized, controlled and secure manner. Even if the trans-national mechanism proposed by eBADGE will be tested with reference to a trilateral case (Austria, Italy, Slovenia), the approach and the modelling methodology is meant to allow a gradual extension to other countries in Europe.

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 allowing the participation of VPP at the distribution side;
  • 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 Advisory Board. Achievements of the project eBADGE, if widely implemented, will also deliver synergies and efficient use of existing resources and infrastructure thus lowering daily costs for electricity users and increasing European welfare.

No such infrastructure currently exists in Europe and globally and, given the overall financial situation, its availability would propel the adoption of these new cost-cutting and resource-optimising technologies in commercial transactions and business activities all over the EU.

XLAB’s role

XLAB is developing communication components and protocols for eBADGE as the leader of WP3. It is also developing the software part of the Home Energy Hub and integrating the software artefacts into the pilot eBADGE cloud.