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Transmission System Operator

The crowd balancing platform makes it possible for TSOs to receive flex offers, activate and deactivate these offers, handle measurement data and validate delivery. You can also use the information to settle with balance service providers (financially) – individual network users and aggregators who have signed a balancing service agreement with TSOs – and Balance Responsible Parties (imbalance).


  • Help create a more stable energy system to support the energy transition
  • Validate the delivery of flexibility through both aggregated, pool-level measurements, and independent device-level measurements
  • Decarbonise the balancing market
  • Help to delay or avoid infrastructure investments and release pressure on investment timelines
  • Increase market liquidity by expanding the flexibility pool

Distribution System Operator

DSOs will be able to manage grid constraints at the local level via the crowd balancing platform. It will allow you to give and take information, and solve grid constraints through flexibility transactions. You may also use flexibility in your own grid operations.


  • Apply grid constraints to flexibility transactions
  • Improve collaboration with TSOs on grid operations
  • Gain insight into ancillary services actions that may impact the distribution grid
  • Play an active role in the design and operations of a distributed market for flexibility
  • Provide an opportunity to tap into an existing ecosystem for distributed flexibility
  • Validate the delivery of flexibility through aggregated, pool-level measurements and independent device-level measurements
  • Delay or avoid infrastructure investments and release pressure on investment timelines

Original Equipment Manufacturer

By manufacturing the distributed energy resources used to provide flexibility services, OEMs capture actual measurement data directly from the distributed energy resources (DERs). This allows them to act as validation service providers and produce this information to independently validate the delivery of flexibility services.


  • Increased sales of devices by lowering barriers for adoption and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Unlocking new sources of value, enhancing the value proposition for consumers
  • Creates a European standard for the integration of devices to the flexibility markets
  • Opportunity to rapidly scale a proposition across participating markets
  • Active contribution to the energy transition

Charge Point Operators

With a direct connection and control of individual charging sessions, charge point operators can act as aggregators and validation data providers (VDPs) via the crowd balancing platform. As aggregators, you are able to operate your portfolio of charge points to provide flexibility services to the grid operators. As VDPs, you can use charge session data to validate the services provided by other aggregators through their charge points.


  • Increased sales and installation of charge stations by lowering barriers for adoption and reducing the TCO
  • Offering new sources of value, and enhancing the value proposition for EV drivers and owners of the charge stations
  • Become part of the European standardisation for the integration of charge points into the flexibility markets
  • Opportunity to rapidly scale a proposition across participating markets

Distributed Flexibility Operator

Given aggregators’ key role in the flexibility market, facilitating the sale of excess electricity and optimising the pool of flexible energy resources, the platform provides an opportunity for new services and revenue sources.


  • Enables inclusion of smaller flexibility devices in electricity balancing markets
  • Creates a European standard for integrating devices into the flexibility markets
  • Provides an opportunity to rapidly scale the proposition across participating markets
  • Offers an opportunity to become a stronger player in the evolving energy market
  • Helps avoid additional hardware installations by using existing measurements (behind-the-meter)​ to provide evidence for the delivery of flexibility
  • Internet-based data communication via REST APIs

Electric vehicles, heat pumps and home batteries

While not directly interacting with the crowd balancing platform, consumers play an important role in the use of DERs in the flexibility markets and can still benefit from it. As a consumer, you can participate, indirectly, in the market via aggregators.


  • Actively participate in the energy transition
  • Open access to the existing ancillary services markets
  • Be financially compensated for participating in the market
  • Reduce barriers for adoption and the TCO of devices such as EVs and home batteries
  • Help promote a customer-centric and decentralised approach to participation

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TenneT Germany
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95448 Bayreuth

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For inquiries related to the pilot project(s)
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Roma - Viale Egidio Galbani, 70 - 00156

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Austrian Power Grid AG
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1220 Vienna

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TransnetBW GmbH

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70173 Stuttgart

T: +49 170 844 8442

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