Energy balancing and resilience solutions to unlock the flexibility and increase market options for distribution grid

Project Details

Description

The aim of the project is to increase the use of flexibility and resilience of energy networks, by means of an energy balancing platform, which will integrate smart production, storage and consumption technologies.

This energy balancing platform is based on a fractal-like hierarchical architecture that replicates the existing grid topology with a bidirectional communication framework, assuring the scalability of the solutions. Our approach is to unlock and increase the energy flexibility from buildings and districts and make it available for DSO management.

The project will test a variety of solutions at four real demonstration sites located in Spain, Italy, France and Denmark. Additional laboratory testing in Germany will address safety issues.

Another important aspect of the project is its social and market orientation. From the outset, the project takes into account users’ needs and concerns in terms of energy usage and innovation. This increases the chances of the market adopting the technology.

The project work plan covers a 4-year period and involves 15 partners from 10 countries who perform research, analysis, evaluation and exploitation to achieve future replicability.
Short titleebalance-plus
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/02/202131/08/2023

Keywords

  • Energy optimization
  • Software engineering
  • demand response
  • Electricity Markets

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