EDITORIAL – Digitalization and customer involvement hand in hand

To manage a cleaner and more efficient energy mix and seize the pressing issue of global warming, Enedis is investing in research and innovation in order to come up with concrete solutions to seize the pressing issue of global warming. InterFlex, a 3-years project ending in December 2019, is an opportunity for its 20 partners …

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Enhancing the islanding capabilities of the Simris LES

Enhancing the frequency control of the Simris Local Energy System. Within the Swedish demonstrator in the village of Simris, E.ON sets up a local energy system, where wind and solar energy generation, in combination with central batteries, local customer involvement and an innovative management system provide islanding capabilities. In the early stage of the demonstrator, …

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CEZ Distribuce demonstrates voltage regulation at a small hydro plant Hracholusky 3,1 MW

CEZ Distribuce is the biggest Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Czech Republic and the leader of one of the 5 demonstrators of the InterFlex project. In cooperation with the DER owner (CEZ Obnovitelne zdroje s.r.o.), CEZ Distribuce has launched the demonstration of voltage regulation systems at the small hydro plant Hracholusky with 3,1 MW …

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Comparing options for flexibility provision at Enexis

With the Interflex project in The Netherlands, we have the unique opportunity to evaluate one of the instruments that can provide a DSO with flexibility. At Enexis we discern different instruments providing flexibility, which can be categorized as follows: Rule-based solutions; A DSO directly controls energy sources based on rules in network codes and regulations. …

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Avacon adds Power Line Communication Technology to the German Field Test Site

Among the key learnings of the field test demonstrations in Germany so far was the realization that the coverage with LTE-signal in rural Germany was less reliable than expected. InterFlex had to turn down a large number of interested pilot customers and project participants because signal strength at the individual smart meter location was insufficient. …

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Maximising the implementation of flexibility through a dedicated relational program

In the framework of the European project InterFlex and its French demonstrator Nice Smart Valley, EDF has committed to the challenge of recruiting domestic and business customers alike for implementing active demand side management measures (flexibility) and provide grid services during demand peak hours, i.e., when grid congestions are most likely to happen. Up to …

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