ENABLING FLEXIBILITY FOR FUTURE DISTRIBUTION GRID (FLEXIGRID)
FLEXI-GRID will demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and innovative flexible markets enabled by advanced cross-platforms for local energy exchanges and providing flexibility to distribution system operators in order to ensure a secure, stable and affordable operations of electrical distribution grids for de-carbonising energy systems with high shares of renewables (up to and beyond 100%). By leveraging digital, smart grid technologies, IoT, blockchain, FLEXI-GRID will provide a transparent data management platform by broadcasting real-time information on the conditions of the network to optimise the observability of the grid and market functioning.
The project’s geographical coverage, with four test sites in Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey, allows validating solutions in multiple market conditions, and ensures post project scalability, knowledge transfer, scaling and replication. The key demonstration activities include i) grid monitoring, control and flexibility intervention; ii) local energy exchanges and provision of grid services; iii) blockchain based energy exchange and provision of grid services; iv) flexibility measures and grid services provided by local energy storage, Power to Gas, Vehicle to Grid, and local renewable resources. It is the first time that small and medium size DSOs show interest to test innovative tools and solutions. The project is strengthened by collaborating with Canada and backed by financial institutions to ensure successful commercial paths of innovative solutions.
- Akademiska Hus (Public, Sweden)
- Entra Energy (Private, Bulgaria)
- ENERGO-PRO (Private, Bulgaria)
- Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse occidentale (Academic, Switzerland)
- RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Research Institute, Sweden)
- Eindhoven University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
- Inavitas (Private, Turkey)
- IMCG (Private, Sweden)
- Göteborg Energi AB (Private, Sweden)
- SIVECO Romania (Private, Romania)
- OEDAS Osmangazi Electric Distribution Co (Private, Turkey)
- L'Energie de Sion-Region SA, ESR (Private, Switzerland)
- Technical University Sofia (Academic, Bulgaria)
- EMAX (Private, Belgium)
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Senior Lecturer, Electrical engineering
Anh Tuan Le received his Ph.D. degree in Dec. 2004 in Power Systems from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and his M.Sc. degree in Aug. 1997 in Energy Economics from Asian Institute of...
PhD Student, Electrical Engineering
Nima works in the Integrated Energy Systems research group at the Division of Electric Power Engineering. His research is focused on energy management systems, and local energy and flexibility...
PhD student, Electrical engineering
Kyriaki Antoniadou-Plytaria is a PhD student at the division of Electric Power Engineering. Her research interests focus on optimal control and operation of the smart grids. The goal of the project...
Postdoctoral researcher, Electrical Engineering
Ioannis Bouloumpasis is a postdoctoral researcher in the research group Power grids and components. Ioannis received his M.Sc and Ph.D degree from University of Patras, Greece. His main research...
Researcher, Electrical Engineering
Ali Fotouhi is a researcher at the Electric Power Engineering division developing energy management systems for energy flexible buildings to ensure the supply of sustainable energy systems and...
Post Doc, Electrical engineering
David Steen's research is focusing on planning and operation of the electrical distribution system, including load management strategies. He is involved in teaching in courses related to power...
- European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)