Project Publications

Throughout the eBadge project, the consortium will be publishing the research & test results in various forms. We invite you to read, assess and provide feedback on all publications as we appreciate an interactive approach to the project work.

Project Deliverables

WP2: Architecture and ICT requirements of an integrated pan-European reserve/balancing market

D2.1: Report on Architecture Alternatives Analysis:   This report takes into consideration the recommendations by ACER and ETSO/ENTSO-E on the subject of trans-national reserve procurement and balancing markets and delivers a comparative assessment of the architecture implemented by the present balancing markets run in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy.

D2.2: Report on changes, risk, and  possibilities analysis for the AIS: This report delivers an answer (based on the historical data available) to the questions related to decision of  prototypal simulation design (nodal vs zonal model), estimate transmission reliability margin  among AIS market areas and give the proposal on the possible future enlargement of the integrated (AIS) market areas.

D2.3: Modeling specifications for the simulation SW of a trans-national balancing market: This research publication presents the mathematical models developed, tested and adopted by the eBADGE project for simulating a future trans-national energy balancing mechanism between Austria, Italy and Slovenia (henceforth called: AIS region). These models are developed on the basis of the guidelines provided by previously completed research efforts made by the consortium experts.

D2.4: Scenario analyses on a future trans- national balancing/reserve market among Austria, Italy and Slovenia, results of further inclusion of Germany: This report presents an analysis to uncover the benefits from integrating the national balancing markets in the EU. The analysis includes several scenarios: one in which each nation can overcome imbalances using only local resources (like the present situation is) and one in which all the resources are shared and only network limitations can modify the exchanges.

D2.5: Guidelines for the creation of a trans-national reserve/balancing market between AT, IT and SI: This report concludes on the market studies carried out in the AIS-region, which is the focus of this project as well as the modelling and simulation efforts. So, the report delivers a guideline for the creation of a cross-border balancing electricity market in the AIS-region.

D2.6: eBADGE balancing market simulator – user manual: This report provides instruction to the usage of the online eBadge simulator, describing how a user can create a new scenario, validate input values, run the simulator and analyse results.


WP3: Development of VPP as a balancing asset

D3.1.3: The eBADGE Data Model: This report concludes the task of creating a data model for the eBADGE project. The data model facilitates communication between all the stakeholders in the pilot project, such as a home energy hub sending usage data to its VPP operator and receiving curtailment commands, or a TSO collecting balancing energy bids and sending activation commands when needed.

D3.2.3: The eBADGE Message Bus: This report concludes the task of creating a message bus for the project in order to enable communications among all involved parties; home energy hubs (HEHs), VPPs, DSOs, TSOs and possibly others. The prototype described in the report is an open source eBADGE message bus, which is available at under a permissive free software license.

D3.3: ICT Interfaces Testing: This document reports on the tests performed on the ICT interfaces developed in the eBADGE project for the purpose of allowing the entities in the pilot (residential and industrial consumers/prosumers, energy providers, DSOs, TSOs) to exchange the data (messages) necessary to operate an international balancing energy market with a high participation of VPPs/demand-response.


WP4: Research, analysis and development of Home Energy hub and home energy Cloud service 

D4.1.2: Open specifications of a Home Energy hub and home energy Cloud – Final version: This report describes the architecture and functionalities of the Home Energy Hub & cloud.

D4.2.2: Prototype of a Home Energy Hub and Home Energy Cloud: This report describes the development, functionality and testing of the Home Energy Hub and the Cloud.

D4.3.2: Guidelines for business models between energy and ICT sector: This report outlines the business models enabled by eBADGE and designed by the consortium to exploit the new opportunities in the marketplace.  

D4.4.2: Quantification of energy consumption and generation: This deliverable provides an analysis of the residential VPP pool obtained from the household participants, reports on the insights gained from a post-pilot survey and illustrates the added value services than could be provided to households using HEH capabilities.

D4.5.2: C&I VPP Pool: This report documents the Austrian VPP Pilot established to investigate the technical and commercial aspect of using demand response (DR) pool for the Austrian balancing mechanism, focusing on the Austrian tertiary control market.

WP5: Development of the Pilot and Validation 

D5.1: The VPP aggregation analysis and cross-border balancing scenario development: This report describes the definition of scenarios that are able to show different situations of a cross-border balancing cooperation between Italy, Austria and Slovenia; through these scenarios the impact of VPPs and RES participation will be analysed. The scenario consists of a set of guidelines that describes different market situations. The document also describes the development and preparation of load profiles based on real consumption measurements provided from different resource types. Load profiles are needed for simulation of the resource measurements within the virtual power plant simulator for further study and use.

D5.4: eBADGE Pilot operations and validation: In this report the operation of the eBadge pilot is validated with dry-run procedures. Based on these dry- run scenarios the impact of the VPP activation on the distribution and transmission grid as well as the VPP participation in the balancing markets is analysed.


Project Research publications (available online)

Metering International

– ICT tools’ potential and opportunities: Energy hub approach (Issue 3, July 2015) Telekom Slovenije, XLAB, EUDT
– VPP and its role in the eBADGE project (Issue 3, July 2015) CyberGRID, EUDT, Elektro Ljubljana, XLAB, SAP
The eBADGE Project: Final Outcomes and Key messages (Issue 4, October 2015) CyberGRID



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