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Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid

Objective

The GOFLEX project will innovate, integrate, further develop and demonstrate a group of electricity smart-grid technologies, enabling the cost-effective use of demand response in distribution grids, increasing the grids’ available adaptation capacity and safely supporting an increasing share of renewable electricity generation. The GOFLEX smart grid solution will deliver flexibility that is both general (across different loads and devices) and operational (solving specific local grid problems). GOFLEX enables active use of distributed sources of load flexibility to provide services for grid operators, balance electricity demand and supply, and optimize energy consumption and production at the local level of electricity trading and distribution systems. Building on top of existing, validated technologies for capturing and exploiting distributed energy consumption and production flexibility, GOFLEX enables flexibility in automatic trading of general, localized, device-specific energy as well as flexibility in trading aggregated prosumer energy. Generalized demand-response services are based on transparent aggregation of distributed, heterogeneous resources to offer virtual-power-plant and virtual-storage capabilities. The sources of load flexibility include thermal (heating/cooling) and electric storage (electric vehicles charging/discharging). A backbone data-services platform offers localised estimation and short-term predictions of market and energy demand/generation, and flexibility in order to support effective data-driven decisions for the various stakeholders. Smart-grid technologies, such as increased observability and congestion management, contribute to the platform.
Over 36 months, GOFLEX will demonstrate the benefits of the integrated GOFLEX solution in three use-cases, covering a diverse range of structural and operational distribution grid conditions in three European countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-SGS

Coordinator

IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 1 204 074,00
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 516 032,25

Participants (11)

INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 1 241 625,00
Address
Stegne 11
1000 Ljubljana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 532 125,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 215 937,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 283 750,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETREL SVETOVANJE IN DRUGE STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 208 906,00
Address
Pod Jelsami 006
1290 Grosuplje

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 89 531,50
ROBOTINA D.O.O., PODJETJE ZA INZ ENIRING, MARKETING, TRGOVINO IN PROIZVODNJO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 617 575,00
Address
Oic-hrpelje, Hrpelje 38
6240 Kozina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Obalno-kraška
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 264 675,00
B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 588 875,00
Address
Gotzinger Str. 48/50
81371 Munchen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 252 375,00
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 440 750,00
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARCHI ILEKTRISMOU KYPROU
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 161 875,00
Address
Foti Pitta 15
1399 Lefkosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 375,00
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Jura
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 333 125,00
OIKEN SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue De L'industrie 43
1950 Sion

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Valais / Wallis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 980 625,00
SWW WUNSIEDEL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 863 025,63
Address
Rot Kreuz Strasse 6
95632 Wunsiedel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberfranken Wunsiedel i. Fichtelgebirge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 369 868,12