An innovative and robust flexibility ecosystem on the low voltage (LV) grid side of existing power markets
- Empowering flexibility service providers and stakeholders
- Near real-time data
- Optimizing flexibility utilization across the entire value-chain: from end-users to wholesale market
This project aims to create an innovative and robust flexibility ecosystem on the low voltage (LV) grid side of existing power markets connecting data, technologies, stakeholders, and markets, thus facilitating the flexibility provision. A variety of benefits for both technical and non-technical aspects of energy services supporting power market and power grid operations will be created.
Considering that the SMART framework within the STREAM Ecosystem will be based on the low voltage side of power networks, edge computing will be used on the interface between low- and medium-voltage networks, which is the low voltage transformer station. This will optimize the collection, processing and analysis of consumer data, and empower flexibility service providers as well as other upstream stakeholders (DSO, TSO). Near-real time data will be provided, which they can use in the most effective manner for enhanced decision making regarding the availability, capacity, and utilization of flexibility on consumer/end-user side, and within their flexibility aggregation platforms.
For example, in the case of the Slovenian pilot, flexibility data collected via edge computing (available flexibility capacity, user profiles, etc.) will be aggregated in CyberGrid sFLEX platform (CyberNoc) and utilized by the independent aggregator Kolektor sETup for services offering to the DSO – Elektro Primorska.
Without edge computing, collecting such data in a structured manner and offering services based on data captured and processed would be cumbersome and prone to errors, undermining the ambition of STREAM for optimizing flexibility utilization across the entire value-chain: from end-users to wholesale market.
Coordinator: University of Ljubljana
R&D programme: Horizon 2020
Time frame: 2022 – 2026
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