NEW R&D projects

Overall budget: 2 M€ 
Agregators: 9 countries 
Duration: 36 months



  • Barriers identification and Optimisation of the role of RES aggregators: BestRES project will systematically analyse existing national and European regulatory, legal and market conditions for EAs and to optimize the role of aggregators in the electricity markets.
  • Development and Implementation of innovative business models for RES aggregators: the development of new innovative BMs and real-life implementation (depending on market conditions) will lead towards an extensive network of demonstrations for European energy market research and development.
  • Replicability and Recommendations: A special attention is addressed to possibilities of up-scaling and replicating the solutions and to their transferability across Europe. This will ensure that the project results will directly drive to tailor-made recommendations.



  • Led by WIP – Renewable Energies
  • Target countries for energy aggregators: United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal.


EDP’S main activities

  • Analysis of current business models of European Energy Aggregators
  • Identification of potential aggregators in Portugal and Spain
  • Implement and validate an adequate model in an operational environment for further replication
  • Identification of barriers and provide inputs for a new regulatory framework, enabling the creation of aggregators in Portugal and Spain.



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