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Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid

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.
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Coordinator

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

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Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge

Ireland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 204 074

Participants (11)

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INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 1 241 625

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 215 937,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 283 750

ETREL SVETOVANJE IN DRUGE STORITVE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 208 906

ROBOTINA D.O.O., PODJETJE ZA INZ ENIRING, MARKETING, TRGOVINO IN PROIZVODNJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 617 575

B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 588 875

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 440 750

ARCHI ILEKTRISMOU KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 161 875

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

L'ENERGIE DE SION-REGION SA, ESR

Switzerland

SWW WUNSIEDEL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 863 025,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731232

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 234 125

  • EU contribution

    € 6 826 393,13

Coordinated by:

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland