A Clearinghouse Concept for Distribution-Level Flexibility Services

Kai Heussen, Daniel Esteban Morales Bondy, Junjie Hu, Oliver Gehrke, Lars Henrik Hansen

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Flexibility resources on the demand side are anticipated to become a valuable asset for balancing renewable energy fluctuation as well as for reducing investment needs in distribution grids. To harvest this flexibility for distribution grids, flexibility services need to be defined that can be integrated with distribution grid operation and that provide a benefit that can be traded off against other grid investments. Two key challenges are here that the identification of useful services is still ongoing and that the transaction cost for the individually small contributions from the demand side could be prohibitive. This paper introduces a flexibility clearinghouse (FLECH) concept and isolates FLECH key functionality: to facilitate flexibility services in distribution grids by streamlining the relevant business interactions while keeping technical specifications open.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Innovative Grid Technologies Europe 2013
Number of pages5
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 4th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe - Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 6 Oct 20139 Oct 2013
Conference number: 4


Conference2013 4th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe
LocationTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)
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