Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation Programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. The Programme promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is a financial instrument for boosting the economic growth and creating new working positions, given the political support by the European leaders and Members of the European Parliament.
Horizon 2020 contributes to join research and innovation with an emphasis on the scientific research activity, industrial leadership and coping with the societal challenges. The goal of this European Programme is to help to remove the barriers to innovation and to make easier the collaboration of the public and private sectors in delivering innovation, thus will ensure development of the world-class science. 
The Programme is open to approach and offers simple structure that cuts the bureaucratic procedure and saves time spent by the participants to focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

CROSSBOW means CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market.

The main goals of the project are: 

  • Better control of the cross-border balancing energy;
  • Use of storage solutions for ancillary services to operate Virtual Storage Plants (VPS);
  • Upgraded ICT and Communication equipment for network observability, enablement of flexible generation and Demand Response schemas; 
  • Development of transnational wholesale market with integration of renewable energy sources RES.

The project is financed by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

24 organizations/companies from 13 countries are CROSSBOW Consortium Partners. In the Consortium take part all transmission system operators from SEE region.

From North Macedonia, in the Consortium, despite MEPSO participate ESM and The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT).



TRINITY (Transmission system enhancement of regional borders by means of intelligent market technology) is a project that enhances cooperation and coordination among the Transmission System Operators of SEE in order to support the integration of the electricity markets in the region, whilst promoting higher penetration of clean energies.

The main goals of the project are:

  • New coordinative solutions for calculation of costs and power exchange;
  • Higher penetration of renewable energy sources;
  • Coupling of the electricity markets.

Products of the projects:

  • T-MARKET COUPLING FRAMEWORK – an instrument for enhancement and integration of the cross-border electricity market in SEE.
  • T-SENTINEL TOOLSET – regional management and operation toolset to enhance security and reliability of the existing regional structures.
  • T-RES CONTROL CENTER – center for optimization and management of the renewable energy sources within SEE
  • T-COORDINATION PLATFORM – ICT platform that serves as a tool for communication and coordination between the transmission system operators, RES producers and regional security centers.

The project is financed by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Partners in the TRINITY Consortium are 19 organizations/companies. In the Consortium participate all transmission system operators from the SEE region. From North Macedonia, despite MEPSO, participates The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT).


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