Collaboration at the European level sets standards
The crowd balancing platform is being launched in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy by a consortium comprised of Swissgrid, TenneT and Terna. Pilot projects have already been successfully completed in the Netherlands and Germany.
Transmission system operators are the ideal drivers of this ambitious initiative. They operate free of commercial interests to ensure a secure and stable European interconnected grid.
The collaboration at a European level creates a level of standardisation for the integration of small, fragmented units in the balancing process that increases efficiency. The cooperation between the various transmission system operators creates a very large market and establishes the conditions to allow manufacturers of electric vehicles and operators of new technologies and aggregators to prequalify for this market. All signatories of the consortium can benefit from the knowledge transfer and sharing of the development costs.