The version 6 of the state-of-the-art platform CyberNoc has been recently launched, adding new features and functionalities for their users which are essential elements for the flexibility market. Utilities, aggregators, system operators, prosumers, energy communities and owners of energy assets are relying today on the Flexibility Management Platform CyberNoc to take advantage of their flexibilities and lead the way amid an energy landscape where flexibility is key for the energy transition.
What is new on the version 6?
CyberNoc is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) that provides fully automated solutions for flexibility trading, monitoring, control and reporting. The version 6 is complying with the technical requirements and supporting the European market platforms PICASSO and MARI; which are respectively focused on the exchange of balancing energy from automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves (aFRR), and on the manual Frequency Restoration Reserve (mFRR). The Flexibility Management Platform only interacts with the national TSO, according to ENTSO-E’s multilateral TSO-TSO model as well as the common governance principles and the established business processes.
The VPP is a state-of-the-art technology, and the new version offers a high degree of automation and ITSEC features, which follow 'The Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria'.
Another key point is the integration of the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) - a lightweight messaging protocol that can provide real-time messaging services for network-connected or subscribed devices with minimal code.
A remarkable feature is the improved customer portal and the customer centric development to increase transparency and enhance the interaction between the customers and the market. Hence, the customer is directly connected to the flexibility markets via the different Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) supported by CyberNoc.
Another highlight is the capability to do fully automated multi-marketing, which offers the possibility to simultaneously participate in different short-term markets in order to raise market opportunities and maximize monetization.
In addition, the brand-new Flexibility Autotrader can autonomously trade the available flexibility on different markets. The Autotrader maximizes the profitability of connected customer assets to the market.
How does the Autotrader maximize profitability?
- The Flexibility Autotrader compares the expected revenues and contribution rates on various flexibility markets and calculates an optimal trading strategy.
- It considers the timings of different markets’ GCT in its optimization.
- Dynamic switchover between intraday market and markets for flexible energy (aFRR, mFRR) depending on revenue expectations, which are updated multiple times per day.
The state-of-the-art architecture
The implementation of the microservice architecture based on Kubernetes as well as the portability to different cloud providers has improved with this new version of the Flexibility Management Platform.
The cloud independent architecture, the IT Security, and the multi-tenancy support for asset operators are more added values that enhance the state-of-the-art platform.
CyberGrid development team continuously work on its established release management plan to further enhance the software, keeping the solution up-to-date and upgrading it according to the new requirements and challenges within the cleantech and renewable energy landscape. Indeed, the participation in multiple R&D EU funded projects enables them to further develop the software tools.
CyberGrid is already working with their customers and partners on the further increased added value of tomorrow. They already foresee an automated market integration of thousands of customer assets with one click to boost active prosumers and enable the energy transition; the visualization and control of renewable energy communities to leverage proactive neighborhoods and meaningful gamification; and the standardization of interoperability for an optimized connection of customer assets as well as of the European short-term markets for a seamless and efficient evolution in market design.