InterFlex Closing Event: A final chapter and a new beginning

  The closing ceremony of the InterFlex project took place in Paris on the 28th of November, 2019. It was an opportunity for the InterFlex community and all partners to get together and share the results achieved during the 3 year project duration. The event gathered more than 100 participants from across the European energy …

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The German Demo – Empowering customers through the Smart Meter

  When we designed the German Demonstrator of InterFlex, we were curious about flexibility. Where does it come from, what benefit can we expect from it, how do customers appreciate the concept? We made it our mission to create a concept that builds upon the latest developments in the German energy market, namely the Smart …

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The Czech InterFlex demonstrator – increase of the DER hosting capacity

  CEZ Distribuce as a European Distribution System Operator (DSO) with more than 3.6 mil. customers has to be prepared for the future expected development of renewables and EV charging stations in the Czech Republic. The official government document called Czech National Action Plan for Smart Grids published in 2015 by the Czech Ministry of …

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David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, inaugurates the Lérins islanding system

On July 16, Enedis, Engie, Socomec and the Municipality of Cannes inaugurated the Lérins-Grid project. The Lérins Islands form an archipelago off Cannes with two main inhabited islands: Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat. As part of the French InterFlex demo “Nice Smart Valley”, Enedis, its partners and the city of Cannes designed an innovative and …

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

Another big step has been made in the German InterFlex Demo. In Spring 2019 Avacon decided to extend its field test region to invite even more pilot customers to participate in the programme. First private household customers from the local districts of Syke and Diepholz, near the city of Bremen, have already been equipped with …

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Last rooftop PV systems with batteries needed for the Czech demonstration are installed

CEZ Distribuce and its partners aim at demonstrating how the combination of new smart PV inverters with residential storage batteries, under real operating conditions within LV distribution networks, can increase the DER hosting capacity and flexibility in case of grid constraints. A successful demonstration requires appropriate conditions for testing residential PV systems using smart PV …

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E.ON is experimenting extended islanding without backup generator

As an attempt to fully utilize renewable energy sources in the Swedish demo, the Local Energy System in Simris is attempting to power the village in islanded mode for two full weeks without using the backup generator. By doing this, the system is forced to optimize the use of the battery systems in place and …

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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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