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Pro-sumer AwaRe, Transactive Markets for Valorization of Distributed flexibilITY enabled by Smart Energy Contracts

Project description

Flexibility market platform based on blockchain and IoT paves the way for smart energy grids

Transactive energy is a new kind of energy market, operated by consumers, which will change the way energy is generated and consumed. Blockchain technology would serve as an ideal platform for the transactive electricity market, helping to ensure that diverse assets on the grid work together. It also allows the IoT to share information efficiently, reliably and securely. The EU-funded PARITY project is working on a local flexibility market platform that seamlessly integrates IoT and blockchain technologies. The solution also includes active network management tools to address the present ‘structural inertia’ of the distribution grid. PARITY’s solution is expected to increase grid durability and efficiency, facilitating penetration of renewable energy sources in the electricity energy mix beyond 50 %.


PARITY addresses the “structural inertia” of existing distribution grids by delivering a transactive grid & market framework that will increase the durability and efficiency of the electrical grid and facilitate the penetration of RES beyond 50% of the generation mix in the distribution network.

PARITY will go beyond the traditional “top-down” grid management practices by delivering a unique local flexibility market platform through the seamless integration of IoT and blockchain technologies. By delivering a market for automated flexibility exchange based on smart contracts & blockchain, PARITY will facilitate efficient and transparent local flexibility transactions and reward flexibility in a cost-reflective and symmetric manner, through price signals of higher spatio-temporal granularity based on real-time grid operational constraints and available DER flexibility.

Secondly, by deploying State-of-the-Art IoT technologies PARITY will offer distributed intelligence (DER profiling) and self-learning/self-organization capabilities (automated real-time distributed control), orchestrated by the cost-reflective flexibility market signals generated by the blockchain market platform. Within PARITY, DERs will form dynamic clusters that essentially comprise self-organized networks of active DER nodes that will efficiently distribute and balance global and local intelligence, enabling real-time aggregated & P2P transactions through enhanced forecasting, optimization and control of DER flexibility.

Finally, the PARITY solution includes novel tools for Active Network Management, including an innovative STATCOM and PQ monitoring device, that will enable the DSO to enhance its management capabilities, grid observability and RES hosting capacity.

The PARITY solution will be demonstrated in 4 pilot sites around the EU (ES, CH, SE & ES) to validate its effectiveness across climatic, cultural and techno-regulatory conditions.

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Net EU contribution
€ 817 500,00
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 817 500,00

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