The information day ‘Hand in Hand für mehr Flexibilität’ gathered local industry customers, utilities, aggregators, owners of energy assets, investors and consultants to explore in depth the opportunities that flexibility can bring them, looking towards the integration of renewables and accelerating the energy transition and independence. The event started at 14:00 and took place on the 22nd of June at the EVN Forum, in Maria Enzersdorf (Austria).
The CEO of CyberGrid, Alexander Kofink, has presented the release of the sixth version of the CyberNoc Flexibility Management Platform on this special occasion. He has shown the functionalities and new features of this innovative technology during his presentation in front of the local industry and other critical players of the energy market. He emphasized the customer centric development to increase the transparency and enhance the interaction between the customers and the market. Another remarkable feature was the Autobidder, which maximizes the profitability of connected customer assets to the market.
Beyond that, CyberNoc version 6 is supporting and already connected to the European market platforms PICASSO, for the exchange of balancing energy from automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves (aFRR), and MARI,focused on the manual Frequency Restoration Reserve (mFRR).
Key contributions and outcomes of flexibility aggregation and monetization
Key personalities from the national energy market took part in the event and showcased the potential of flexibility and their fruitful partnership with CyberGrid, who offers them an innovative tool to efficiently manage, optimize and monetize their energy assets.
Franz Angerer, CEO of the Austrian Energy Agency was the keynote speaker and highlighted the development of photovoltaics(PV) and wind energy, the volatility of power generation, and PV generation peaks.
Rene Stadler, Head of Sales Business Customers at EVN Energy Services, introduced the current and future opportunities to market flexibility within the industry and remarked the needs for seasonal storage of electricity.
Ute Teufelberger, Commercial Director, and Michael Hirschbichler, Head of the Innovation Department at E-VO eMobility GmbH, offered a brief overview of technology solutions for e-mobility; including topics such as the efficient operations of charging stations, smart charging and how are they aggregating flexibility.
Roman Nowatschek, responsible for Product Management within the e-mobility sector at EVN Energy Services, also discussed about their e-mobility services, emphasizing how CyberGrid helps them with load management and marketing their flexibility.
Christian Grafendorfer, Head of Portfolio Management and R&A at EnergieAllianz Austria, introduced the importance of peak shaving and demand-side response to increase the energy autonomy of Austria.
Goran Juric, Energy Trader at EVN Energy Trading, presented the topic of load shifting of e-charging stations, and showcased how CyberGrid is supporting them with the Flex-Regler project, the prequalification process, the automated marketing of control reserve through the auto trader, and the monitorization of forecast deviations, among other technical updates.
Thomas Kienberger, Professor and Chair of the Institute of Energy Network Technology at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, also discussed about flexibility, optimization and demand-side management algorithms and tools in the industry.
Roland Matous, CEO at Energie Zukunft Niederösterreich, introduced the Climate Action Plan 2023 of Lower Austria and talked about the action that can be taken by renewable energy communities, and the digitalization of the energy sector.
Thobekile Gambu, Environmental Scientist and UN Global Compact Coordinator at Umgeni Water, was the special guest of the event. She showed their hydropower and solar PV projects, and explained the current challenges in the energy sector in South Africa; highlighting that load shedding is one of the biggest constraints in the region and how can it be addressed.
How does CyberGrid help the local industry?
CyberGrid, flexibility experts since2010, can manage and extend their assets’ life, reducing costs and creating new revenue streams, while achieving fast Return on Investment (ROI). With partners throughout all Europe, CyberGrid is boosting the transition from centralized to distributed generation.
The Flexibility Management Platform CyberNoc adds intelligence and scalability, while seamlessly integrates and monetizes distributed resources for a secure and clean grid. It is one-stop shop and control platform that operates on a second-by-second basis. CyberNoc award-winning technology optimizes their distributed flexibilities, through automatization and interoperability; covering the whole value chain from generation to storage, transmission, and end-consumption, right through to bidding.