FLEXUM will design, implement and evaluate a flexibility service provision (FSP) to achieve demand adjustments and responses for alleviating the network congestions at medium and low voltage network levels in the Spanish scenario located in Murcia (Espinardo). The project will benefit of a great deal of smart buildings and infrastructure already developed by OdinS and University of Murcia, that has taken part on several energy-related EU H2020 projects such as PHOENIX, ENTROPY and Smart2B. The main project results will be a FSP component, a flexibility engine and demand-response services based on a novel IoT platform developed in H2020 PHOENIX project. The engine will use artificial intelligent algorithms to quantify flexibility and will also design and suggest flexibility strategies for final consumers using a simple friendly dashboard. The flexibility engine included in the IoT platform will be compatible with communication protocols of DSOs and TSOs. We will implement a FSP component in the IoT platform to enable the bidirectional communications of congestion signals and demand events from the OMIE local market platform. Moreover, the FSP component will be design with high interoperability to be compatible with other grid systems.
FLEXUM is a funded R&I project in the first open call of the OneNet H2020 project. OneNet will provide a seamless integration of all the actors in the electricity network across Europe to create the conditions for a synergistic operation that optimizes the overall energy system while creating an open and fair market structure. The project OneNet (One Network for Europe) is funded through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme Horizon 2020. It is titled “TSO – DSO Consumer: Large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services through demand response, storage and small-scale (RES) generation” and responds to the call “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC)”.
OneNet will see the participation of a consortium of over 70 partners. Key partners in the consortium include: already mentioned ENTSO-E and EDSO, Elering, E-REDES, RWTH Aachen University, University of Comillas, VITO, European Dynamics, Ubitech, Engineering, and the EUI’s Florence School of Regulation (Energy).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 957739