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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-SGS
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 204 074

Participants (11)

INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 1 241 625
Address
Stegne 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 215 937,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 750
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETREL SVETOVANJE IN DRUGE STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 208 906
Address
Pod Jelsami 006
1290 Grosuplje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBOTINA D.O.O., PODJETJE ZA INZ ENIRING, MARKETING, TRGOVINO IN PROIZVODNJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 617 575
Address
Oic-hrpelje, Hrpelje 38
6240 Kozina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 588 875
Address
Gotzinger Str. 48/50
81371 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 440 750
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARCHI ILEKTRISMOU KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 161 875
Address
Foti Pitta 15
1399 Lefkosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
L'ENERGIE DE SION-REGION SA, ESR
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De L'industrie 43
1951 Sion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWW WUNSIEDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 863 025,63
Address
Rot Kreuz Strasse 6
95632 Wunsiedel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)