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Democratizing energy markets through the introduction of innovative flexibility-based demand response tools and novel business and market models for energy cooperatives

Objective

FLEXCoop introduces an end-to-end Automated Demand Response Optimization Framework. It enables the realization of novel business models, allowing energy cooperatives to introduce themselves in energy markets under the role of an aggregator. It equips cooperatives with innovative and highly effective tools for the establishment of robust business practices to exploit their microgrids and dynamic VPPs as balancing and ancillary assets toward grid stability and alleviation of network constraints.
Optimization in FLEXCoop applies to multiple levels. It spans local generation output, demand and storage flexibility, as well as the flexibility offered by EVs to facilitate maximum RES integration into the grid, avoidance of curtailment and satisfaction of balancing and ancillary grid needs. This is achieved via automated, human-centric demand response schemes with the participation of appropriately selected residential prosumers. To enhance prosumer acceptance, the FLEXCoop innovative services will feature non-intrusiveness, comfort and well-being preservation, non-violation of prosumer daily schedules as well as maximization of benefits through transparent and open participation in markets. It will also guarantee easy switching between DR service providers, vendor lock-in avoidance, customized DR service contracts and objective settlement and remuneration, thus establishing an energy democracy context and empowering prosumers to become active energy market players. FLEXCoop brings together a wide range of baseline technologies to build an open and interoperable DR optimization framework, including a fully-fledged tool suite for energy cooperatives (aggregators) and prosumers involved in the DR value chain, ensuring: (i) DR stakeholders empowerment and transformation into active market players, (ii) end-to-end interoperability between energy networks, energy management systems and devices and (iii) the realization of new business models for energy cooperatives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 616 766,11

Participants (13)

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 416 065
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
46014 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 568 100,69
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 287 315
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRINDROP LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 703,80
Address
42 King Edward Court
SL4 1TG Windsor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 315
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONCAR - INZENJERING ZA ENERGETIKUI TRANSPORT DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 149 815
Address
Fallerovo Setaliste 22
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 6 731,45
Address
Library Square, Main Street
D24 Rathcoole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 065
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
RESCOOP EU ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 267 834,50
Address
Avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SOM ENERGIA SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 267,50
Address
Calle Pic De Peguera 15 Escala B Piso 1 Porta 16
17003 Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEDRIJFSBUREAU ENERGIE SAMEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 240 437,50
Address
Europalaan 40 Unit B3 69
3526 KS Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 289 815
Address
Avenue De Fre 265
1180 Uccle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 279 958,45
Address
Alexandreias 2, Bridge Tower, Flat/office 101
3013 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)