Partners

Telekom

Telekom Slovenije d.d. (TS) – Slovenia

The Telekom Slovenia Group is Slovenia`s leading and most advanced telecommunications operator in all key segments of the Slovenian market, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of fixed, mobile, Internet and state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication solutions via its modern proprietary network.

Regional projects like LIFE, LIFE+, IEE, EU in which TS has participated were related to fix, mobile network infrastructure and applications..

Prior experience with GRID technologies, internal research project, with distributed video streaming using Darwin, Condor and custom SW; some work done internally, some with external SW partners. Majority of our internal SW back-end is SOA based either on custom or Websphere solutions.

Involvement in the project

Telekom Slovenije will be arranged participated in three areas, namely: a) Coordinator of the eBadge consortium, b) Technical Network (communication), c) Control of end-user points & connecting nodes in a data network. Telekom Slovenije will set up technical links between VPPs and Home Energy hubs. Communications will be analysed, designed and tested first in laboratory then in real environment.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.telekom.si

 

cyberGrid

cyberGRID (CG) – Austria

cyberGRID is specialized in development and deployment of Virtual Power Plants in partnership with Utilities/Retailers/ESCOs. An advanced ICT solution matches up a variety of distributed generation resources with demand response capabilities (industrial and commercial) and aggregates those resources into a clean energy asset that acts like a conventional peaking power plant. The CG staff has many years of practical experiences in the Smart Grids area, electricity markets, industrial and buildings automation and supervision and engineering. The most recent projects in the Smart Grids area comprise cyberPRICE, EDRC, SEESGEN, MIRABEL, KIBERnet, SeRViS-TSO and OPEDiOm. All supported by different national and European research and development funds.

The main expertise of the CG team lies in the demand response area comprising: Demand response specifics, Electricity markets organization and trading, Renewable distributed generation, Automation and management of different electric loads, Communication protocols, Anthropocentric Graphical User Interfaces.

Involvement in the project

The specific technical contribution of CG in the eBadge project will be in a form of an extensive know-how and ICT solutions regarding: a) the technical coordination of the project consortium responsible for coherence of WP results, b) the leadership of the WP5 and c) the cooperation in WP2 and WP3.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.cyber-grid.com

 

RSE

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE SpA (RSE) – Italy

RSE is an Italian research centre (about 300 technicians) located in Milan. RSE started operating in 2010 and deals with research activities of national and international interest, addressing energy, environmental and economic goals. The Company carries out research in the electricity and energy sector, with emphasis on experimental applications, and the development of new strategic projects.

RSE expertise covers four research areas:

  • Electric System Development,
  • Environment and sustainable development,
  • Power generation Systems,
  • T&D Technologies

RSE coordinated the FP7 REALISEGRID project (2008-2011, http://realisegrid.rse-web.it) with focus on network development and planning in Europe.

Involvement in the project

In the framework of eBadge, RSE is the leader of WP2 “Assessment of architecture and ICT requirements of an integrated pan-European reserve/balancing market by means of a new simulation environment”.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.rse-web.it

 

xlab

XLAB razvoj programske opreme in svetovanje d.o.o. (XLAB) – Slovenia

Currently, XLAB Research is a company that works in the field of computer science, electronics and mathematics, and employs 30 people, where 5 have a PhD in Computer Science, 5 have Master’s degrees and 8 are post-graduate students.

Distributed systems are our primary area of activity, where we focus on: Grid and Cloud computing, peer-to-peer networks, service-oriented architectures, resource organization and discovery, multi-agent technologies, bio-inspired computing, security and dependability of distributed systems. Additionally we are working in the field of Computer vision, Computer visualization, and Artificial intelligence (qualitative reasoning, machine learning, and evolutionary computing). System and application level expertise also includes numerical analysis, simulations, combinatorial optimisation, operating system design and implementation, and web based applications.

Involvement in the project

XLAB is the leader of WP3 and main ICT developer of the interfaces and the eBadge data format and messaging bus.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.xlab.si

 

eles

ELES – Slovenia

The public company Elektro-Slovenija, d.o.o. (ELES) performs the public service of the transmission network system operator in Slovenia. The founder and the sole owner of the company is the Republic of Slovenia. This is censure through the provision of professional maintenance and development within the frame work of the available technical, human and financial resources.

Involvement in the project

The contribution of ELES in the eBadge project is to provide an expert support in terms of detailed market analysis relevant for the development of common balancing market and to ensure compliance with national rules and with the Guidelines on Balancing.

The areas within the project covered by ELES:

  • Concepts and constitution of Virtual Power Plants (VPP);
  • Integration of VPP’s into national balancing and ancillary services market;
  • Providing support with the establishment of virtual-tie lines, scheduling and accounting processes;
  • Integration with common balancing market.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.eles.si/

 

apg

Austrian Power Grid (APG) – Austria

Austrian Power Grid AG (APG) is Austrian’s transmission system operator. The company is responsible for operation, maintenance, planning and expansion of the grid.

Austrian Power Grid AG has a long experience in the different electricity market-based projects and has also a leading force in the development of flow-based cross-border congestion management concepts in the different EC regions

Involvement in the project

The specific contribution of Austrian Power Grid AG in the eBadge project will be the evaluation and the detailed analysis of market-based concepts which are relevant for the integration of the national balancing markets into one well-functioning common market. This analysis will take into account currently achieved developments in the different countries with the special attention being paid to the ACER’s Framework Guidelines on Balancing which shall be published until middle 2012.

The issues which will be tackled within the project are:

  • Aggregation of power plants/consumption units into VPP (virtual power plant);
  • Involvement of VPPs into tendering procedures in the different countries;
  • Development of the cross-border balancing mechanism: TSO-TSO vs. TSO-BRP approach;
  • Possible technical developments:
    • virtual tie-lines concept;
    • ramp-rates definitions and measurements possibilities;
    • integration with LFC (load-frequency controller) of each control area;
  • Clearing and settlement of deviations;
  • Scheduling concept for cross-border balancing.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.apg.at

 

borzen

Borzen d.o.o. (Borzen), Slovenia

BORZEN was founded on 28th March 2001. The company’s principal activity is the implementation of public service obligation relating to the organization of the electricity market.

Involvement in the project

Market operations comprising management of balance scheme, notification of bilateral trades, imbalances calculation, balancing etc. are in some European countries done by special entities called Market Operator (e.g. Slovenia, Czech Republic, Spain). In others this is part of the TSO business. In Slovenia the Market Operator has also the public service obligation enforced by the Energy Law to create and operate the Balancing  Market together with the TSO. Borzen as Slovenian Market Operator brings to the eBadge project market operations expertise. The specific contribution of BORZEN will be in the know-how related to power market operations (mainly WP2 and WP5).

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.borzen.si

 

elektro

ELEKTRO LJUBLJANA, podjetje za distribucijo električne energije, d.d. (EL), Slovenia

Elektro Ljubljana is power distribution company in Slovenia (DSO). The Company is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the grid. In metering and energy efficiency department, our project almost all base on analysing how metering together with monitoring influences on consumer behaviour. Contemporary metering and meter data managements systems both base on ICT technologies. Elektro Ljubljana has yearly experiences by developing and testing DSM activities and involving new ideas project. As reference, some of the DSM projects: Opedium, KiberNet and temporary pilot project of a virtual power plant.

Involvement in the project

Test field, analysing, use of existing ICT and SW applications, reflected in implementation of the tasks under WP3, WP4 and WP5, and also small contribution in WP2.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.elektro-ljubljana.si/

 

tuwien

TU Wien (TUW-EEG), Austria

Energy Economics Group (TUW-EEG) is a department of the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives at Vienna University of Technology, Austria. The core fields of research of TUW-EEG are: (i) energy market analyses in general (competition and regulation), (ii) system integration strategies of renewable and new energy technologies, (iii) energy modelling, scenario analyses and energy policy strategies, (iv) sustainable energy systems and technologies and (v) environmental economics and climate change policies. In the last 15 years, TUW-EEG has coordinated and carried out many international as well as national research projects funded by the European Commission, international and national organisations and governments, public and private clients in several fields of research mentioned above, in particular as far as renewable and new energy technologies are addressed (e.g. policy design and modelling of financial support instruments, modelling grid and market integration of renewable technologies, etc.).

Involvement in the project

Analyses of impacts of VPP integration on transmission level in Europe; Investigation of reserve and balancing markets and future developments, faced in active implementation of the tasks within WP2 and WP5.

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.tuwien.ac.at/

 

ait

Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), Austria

The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is non-university research organization. AIT focuses among others on energy and mobility, especially in the field of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and DER integration in electricity networks. In particular AIT is a core partner of the European Network of Excellence DERLab (Distributed Energy Resources Laboratory). AIT is developing ICT based intelligent control strategies for integrating an increasing amount of new, distributed generation into the existing distribution network infrastructure while maintaining a high standard of power supply and network stability.

Involvement in the project

The specific technical contribution of AIT in the eBadge project will be the evaluation in detailed analysis of market (commercial virtual power plant) and network driven (technical virtual power plant) requirements for and from the ICT infrastructure and related DER control concepts:

  • modelling of exemplary distribution networks
  • analysing the contradiction between contradictions between technical and commercial operation of VPPs
  • Investigation ICT requirements from Smart Grid operation in distribution networks and comparison with the requirements from commercial VPP operation

URL of the organization’s official website

http://www.ait.ac.at/

 

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EUDT Energie- u. Umweltdaten Treuhan GmbH – Austria

Since 1986 EUDT Energie- u. Umweltdaten Treuhan GmbH is an industry-orientated service company with focus on software development. The development and implementation of innovative methods to save energy resources and primary resources as well as collecting and monitoring of emissions and pollutants is part of the most important product and service portfolio.

Involvement in the project

The company will be involved in work-package WP 3 (Development of ICT interfaces (VPP, TSO, Balancing Engine) and work-package WP 5 (Development of the Pilot and Validation) and is able to provide a working Front End System, central database, ICT, central processor unit, digital signage as well as hosting. The company has possibilities to recruit about 10 MW in the field of reserves procurement and real time balancing (Demopartner).

URL of the organization’s official website

www.eudt.at

 

sap

SAP AG (SAP) – Germany

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 197,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

About SAP Next Business and Technology

SAP Next Business and Technology is the global research and innovation unit of SAP. The group anticipates and explores emerging IT trends and transfers innovations into market-ready prototypes, product enhancements, and new solutions. The research conducted and the incubation of business opportunities benefits and inspires enterprises and end users and opens the world up to new possibilities thanks to innovations in IT. Activities span from co-innovation with customers to collaborative research with industry and academia. With locations close to markets and talents on all five continents, the unit is a powerful driver of innovation for SAP and its ecosystem. Learn more at sap.com/next.

Involvement in the project

SAP will contribute to eBadge with its unit SAP Research – SAP’s main intension is to ensure high scientific quality and increase the depth of innovation in the project. SAP’s main contribution is in the technical work package WP3 (and in the respective pilot in WP5) where the researchers will particularly develop concepts and prototypes for the economically feasible operation of future VPPs, incl. optimization of VPP asset utilization, forecasting, and control assisted by sophisticated data analysis. All this is the content of Task 3.4, and SAP is the leader of this task. SAP’s involvement in WP3 sums up to 20 PM. Losing SAP in the consortium would therefore mean that other partners would have to do this job, which would not be possible. Besides contributing to Task 3.4, the other WP3 partners concentrate more on the other tasks in WP3 and cannot replace the effort which is planned for SAP. Besides this, losing SAP as a partner of eBadge would go along with a loss in expertise on the technical side (algorithms, data analysis etc.), in the field of smart energy systems (abundant experience with respective research projects) and on the business side (interactions of market roles like TSO and aggregator). The expertise of SAP Research is listed in the competencies matrix in Section B 2.3.

URL of the organization’s official website

www.sap.com

 

vaasa

VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank (Vaasa) – Finland

The VaasaETT Global Energy Think-Tank focuses broadly on practical strategic business and market structures issues, particularly surrounding end consumer programs and loyalty issues.

VaasaETT has a substantial existing database of detailed program analysis and critical success factors which allow us to model consumption behaviour among residential consumers in differing market situations and using the full range of Demand Side Programs.

Involvement in the project

VaasaETT will disseminate the project results in through WP 6 and organize and build the Advisory Board.  VaasaETT will also be able to disseminate the results of eBadge and potentially also to the Commission, ACER and other regulatory organizations.  For dissemination, we will build on our experience in organizing and running workshops.  We will disseminate the information and results of the project to our network of 6,000 industry contacts around the globe.  The VaasaETT database of over 100 analysed pilots will be made available to the project in order to provide a substantial starting platform of data on which to build, test and draw further conclusions, especially in reference to constructing a business cases and measuring efficiency gains in WP 4 task 4.3 and 4.4.  We will also use our expertise on Residential and Commercial/Industrial Demand Response utilizing real-life business cases.

URL of the organization’s official website

www.vaasaett.com


 
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