InterFLEX & GoFlex – Flexibility markets (H2020 projects)
InterFlex aims to empower distribution network operators (DSOs) in the transition to more flexible local energy systems. Within three years of the project lifetime, Interflex plans to carry out six demonstrations in five European countries – Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden – to test the flexibility of distribution networks, innovative IT solutions and increased network automation.
The GOFLEX (Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid) project developed a marketplace for distributed flexibility in energy systems with selectable cloud-based services and a unique way of collecting and trading available flexibilities.
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InterFlex investigates during 36 months the INTERactions between FLEXibilities provided by energy market players and the distribution grid. This project focuses particularly on energy storage, smart charging of electric vehicles, demand response, islanding, grid automation and integration of different energy carriers (gas, heat, electricity).
The project aims at improving the global performance of electricity networks at a local or regional scale, while dealing with new challenges, such as the steadily increasing complexity of power flows and growing interactions between the market players.
The GOFLEX concept named FlexOffer is a general format for capturing demand/supply flexibility of loads in time, energy amount, and price, and associated constraints, e.g., in power. An FlexOffer Manager (FMAN) tool was developed for aggregating, dis-aggregating, performing delegated trading is able to manage large amounts of FlexOffers, and optimize the portfolio with a number of objectives.
The bottom-up approach with customers offering their flexibility on a local market has many advantages for the whole energy system and aims to:
- Reduce the network load and costs for balancing energy
- Focusses on DSOs as especially relevant stakeholders for congestion avoidance and balancing of the local grid.
- Provide a non-discriminatory solution process instead of curtailment.
- Integrate new customer needs like e-mobility, storages or local energy communities
Mr. Dumbs (MODERATOR of this session) has been working in the field of power system optimization for more than 20 years (R&D division, renewable energy, islanding, smartgrid…). He graduated from RWTH Aachen University/Germany and Ecole Centrale Paris/France and holds a PhD in power systems engineering from Ecole des Mines Paris. Christian joined Enedis in 2016 as a coordinator of the InterFlex project.
Mr. Willems holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Computer Science and a Master degree in Telematics. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and project management in the telecommunication, high voltage and asset management area. He works as a senior project manager at Enexis and is a workplace leader for the Interflex project in the Netherlands.
Mr. Wagner joined ENEDIS 10 years ago to work in the field of network investment optimization, MV line live working and distribution operations. He is now the project manager of Interflex French demonstration: Nice Smart Valley. He graduated from Supelec in France and KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Mr. Bach Pedersen is an internationally renowned computer science professor working on Big Data analytics (descriptive/predictive/prescriptive) and DW/OLAP. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He has (co)led the MIRABEL EU FP7, ForskEL Totalflex, IFD Flexible Energi Denmark, and H2020 GOFLEX projects on flexible energy. His work on the FlexOffers for energy flexibility received several awards.
Mr. Marinšek has graduated and holds PhD from University of Ljubljana. He is co-founder of INEA d.o.o. and presently Advisor to General Manager. He co-authored a number of innovations in the field of demand side management, recognized by several awards, including one for MIRABEL FP7 project. Zoran is Member of Slovenian Academy of Engineering, and member of the Steering committee of Euro-CASE Energy platform. In GOFLEX project, he is Scientific & Technical manager.