ENABLING FLEXIBILITY FOR FUTURE DISTRIBUTION GRID (FLEXIGRID)
Research Project , 2019 – 2023

FLEXI-GRID will demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and innovative flexible markets enabled by advanced cross-platforms for local energy exchanges and providing flexibility to distribution system operators in order to ensure a secure, stable and affordable operations of electrical distribution grids for de-carbonising energy systems with high shares of renewables (up to and beyond 100%). By leveraging digital, smart grid technologies, IoT, blockchain, FLEXI-GRID will provide a transparent data management platform by broadcasting real-time information on the conditions of the network to optimise the observability of the grid and market functioning.

The project’s geographical coverage, with four test sites in Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey, allows validating solutions in multiple market conditions, and ensures post project scalability, knowledge transfer, scaling and replication. The key demonstration activities include i) grid monitoring, control and flexibility intervention; ii) local energy exchanges and provision of grid services; iii) blockchain based energy exchange and provision of grid services; iv) flexibility measures and grid services provided by local energy storage, Power to Gas, Vehicle to Grid, and local renewable resources. It is the first time that small and medium size DSOs show interest to test innovative tools and solutions. The project is strengthened by collaborating with Canada and backed by financial institutions to ensure successful commercial paths of innovative solutions.

Participants

Anh Tuan Le (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Kyriaki Antoniadou-Plytaria

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Ioannis Bouloumpasis

Researcher at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Ali Fotouhi

Researcher at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Nima Mirzaei Alavijeh

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

David Steen

Researcher at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Collaborations

Akademiska Hus

Göteborg, Sweden

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands

EMAX

Dilbeek, Belgium

ENERGO-PRO

Varna, Bulgaria

Entra Energy

Sofia, Bulgaria

Göteborg Energi AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse occidentale

Delemont, Switzerland

IMCG

Göteborg, Sweden

Inavitas

Ankara, Turkey

L'Energie de Sion-Region SA, ESR

Sion, Switzerland

OEDAS Osmangazi Electric Distribution Co

Eskisehir, Turkey

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

SIVECO Romania

Bukarest, Romania

Technical University Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria

Funding

European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2023

Publications

More information

Project Web Page

https://flexigrid.org/

Latest update

2020-12-18