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The Osmose project is a H2020 EU founded project answering the call for a ’Demonstration of system integration with smart transmission grid and storage technologies with increasing share of renewables’.

The project aims for the development of flexibilities which can be used for a better integration of RES. The approach chosen is global as it considers at the same time, the increased need of flexibilities in the system (mainly improved balance of supply and demand in electricity markets, provision of existing and future system services and allowance of a dynamic control of electricity flows) and the sources of flexibilities (RES, demand-response, grid and new storages). The chosen global approach addresses all system requirements to capture the synergies proposed by the different solutions in order to avoid stand-alone solutions that might be less efficient in terms of overall efficiency.


The project proposes four TSO-led demonstrations (RTE, REE, TERNA and ELES) aiming at increasing the techno-economic potential of a wide range of flexibility solutions and covering several applications, i.e.: synchronisation of large power systems by multiservice hybrid storage; multiple services provided by the coordinated control of different storage and FACTS devices; multiple services provided by grid devices, large demand-response and RES generation coordinated in a smart management system; cross-border sharing of flexibility sources through a near real-time cross-border energy market.

In particular, the objectives address three main areas:

  • ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: Forecasting the economically optimal mix of flexibilities for the pan-European power system, taking into account synergies, aiming for the maximum social welfare
  • REGULATION and MARKET DESIGN: proposing evolutions of market designs and regulatory frameworks to enable this optimal target mix
  • DEMONSTRATORS: feasibility and scalability of flexibility solutions based on four demonstrators installed in the electricity transmission network
Monday, 1 January, 2018
48 months

The consortium is composed of 33 partners (link to the Partners list):
• 6 European TSOs (RTE, REE, TERNA, ELES, ELIA, REN)
• 5 RES electricity producers (HSE, ENEL, E2i, Edison, Hydro Dolomiti Energia)
• 6 manufacturers-integrators including generalists (ABB, Schneider Electric, EFACEC), storage specialist (SAFT), power-electronics specialists (GPTECH, INGETEAM).
• 2 IT. companies (IBM, Engineering)
• 1 energy service provider (Compendia)
• 2 consulting and software company (EKC, IT4Power)
• 11 research centres and universities (CEA, EPFL, UPD, UDE, TU Berlin, RSE, ENSIEL, ULPGC, CENER, R&D NESTER, FBK).


Luigi Crema

H2020 - IA
Unit role: 

ARES is mainly involved to demonstrate a near real-time cross-border market, supporting the activities that addresses the following issues:

  • Assess the cross border exchange capability in real-time by coordinated interconnection monitoring with suitable adaptation, evolution and upscaling of currently used capacity assessment tools;
  • Design, develop, demonstrate and validate a novel near to real-time cross-border flexibility energy (FlexEnergy) dispatching market platform;
  • Adapt and integrate Energy Management Systems (EMS) already in place in conventional centralized generation and large hydro storage in order to maximize their participation in cross border FlexEnergy market;
  • Demonstrate cost-effective operation of storage systems on the FlexEnergy market;
  • Support impact analysis and interoperability, evaluating the technical barriers for scaling-up, replication and standardization of the proposed solutions;
  • Contribute in dissemination and exploitation of the project results.