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FAcilitating Regional CROSS-border Electricity Transmission through Innovation

Project description

Boosting cross-border transmission of electricity

Electricity cannot be stored. This is why it makes sense for Europe to boost interconnections – so that electricity can be transmitted and sold immediately. Improving cross-border trade is important to ensure the integration of European electricity markets, which in turn will ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy supplies. The EU-funded FARCROSS project will connect major stakeholders of the energy value chain and integrate hardware and software solutions to 'unlock' resources for cross-border electricity flows and regional cooperation. These solutions aim to increase grid observability to facilitate system operations at a regional level. It will also study the non-harmonisation of national regulations and measures to formulate recommendations on how to avoid distortions and maximise cross-border flows.


To achieve its energy goals EU needs to establish a geographically large market by initially improving its cross-border electricity interconnections. A geographically large market, based on imports and exports of electricity, could increase the level of competition, boost the EU’s security of electricity supply and integrate more renewables into energy markets. Electricity should, as far as possible, flow between Member States as easily as it currently flows within Member States, so as to increase sustainability potential and real competition as well as to drive economic efficiency of the energy system. To this end, FARCROSS aims to address this challenge by connecting major stakeholders of the energy value chain and demonstrating integrated hardware and software solutions that will facilitate the “unlocking” of the resources for the cross-border electricity flows and regional cooperation. The project will promote state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the exploitation/capacity/efficiency of transmission grid assets, either on the generation or the transmission level. The hardware and software solutions will increase grid observability to facilitate system operations at a regional level, exploit the full potential of transmission corridors for increased electricity flows that will facilitate transition to flow-based regional market coupling, consider cross-border connections and their specific ICT and grid infrastructure, planning to use a wide-area protection approach to ensure the safe integration of renewable energy sources into the grid, mitigate disturbances, increase power system stability. An innovative regional forecasting platform will be demonstrated for improved prognosis of renewable generation and demand response and a capacity reserves optimization tool will be tested to maximize cross-border flows. The non-harmonization of national regulation will be studied and measures will be recommended to avoid distortion of the technology benefits.

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Net EU contribution
€ 416 500,00
11632 Athina

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 595 000,00

Participants (31)