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BOOSTING ENGAGEMENT TO INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€10 383 164
EU Contribution
€7 999 745
Project website
Project Acronym
BeFlex
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport,
Micromobility

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-02
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Reshaping how power sector markets are designed and operated

The European Commission’s clean energy legislation requires flexible electricity markets to be established together with active customers, consumers, citizens and energy communities. The EU-funded BeFlex project aims to increase the flexibility of energy systems, improve cooperation among distribution system operators (DSOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs), and encourage all energy-related stakeholders to participate. This will be done by validating and demonstrating (with twelve pilots in four countries: Italy, Sweden, Spain and France) adapted and proven cross-sectoral services as well as interoperable platforms for smart grid operation. The project will also further develop previously demonstrated solutions and build a system architecture framework to create new business models offering extra value in meeting consumer needs.

Objectives

The increased shares of renewable energy, combined with the rise in distributed generation are profoundly impacting electricity markets and the demand for system flexibility and business models of traditional utilities and distribution companies. This requires a rethinking of the way power sector markets are designed and operated as well as a timely and efficient adaptation of traditional market and operational mechanisms. The recent created clean energy legislation requires that Electricity Markets are created with “active customers/consumers and citizens” and “energy communities”. This new legislation asks for enhanced roles of DSOs and TSOs, particularly for a better coordination among stakeholders, procurement of ancillary services, flexibility, data management and integration of Electric Vehicles and must adapt network access and congestion tariffs &charges (flexibility). Markets must encourage the development of more flexible generation and demand and the elimination of obstacles to market-based pricing, remove regulatory distortions, enable scarcity pricing, interconnection, Demand Side Response and storage. Final customers must be enabled to buy electricity generation from aggregated, multiple power-generating facilities or load from multiple demand response facilities to provide joint offers on the electricity market and be jointly operated in the electricity system. Citizens must be offered competitive prices.
BeFlex aims at increasing energy system flexibility, enhancing cooperation among DSOs and TSOs and easing participation of all energy-related actors through the validation and large-scale demonstration of adapted and proven cross-sectoral services, interoperable platforms for smart grids operation developing further already demonstrated solutions and the creation of required system architecture framework to enable the creation of new business models providing additional value to meet consumers’ needs in compliance with a stable regulatory framework.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.3 - Energy Systems and Grids
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-02-06 Increasing energy system flexibility based on sector-integration services to consumers (that benefits system management by DSOs and TSOs)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
I-DE REDES ELECTRICAS INTELIGENTESSA
Address
AVENIDA SAN ADRIAN 48, 48003 BILBAO, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€763 438
Partner Organisations
Organisation
E.ON ENERGIINFRASTRUKTUR
Address
CARL GUSTAFS VAG 1, 205 09 MALMO, Sweden
EU Contribution
€386 509
Organisation
SMART INNOVATION NORWAY AS
Address
HAKON MELBERGS VEI 16, 1783 HALDEN, Norway
EU Contribution
€303 008
Organisation
TIME.LEX
Address
JOSEPH STEVENSSTRAAT 7, 1000 BRUSSEL, Belgium
EU Contribution
€137 594
Organisation
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING SA
Address
PASEO SANTXIKI 3 BIS, 31192 MUTILVA ALTA NAVARRA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€325 063
Organisation
ARETI S.P.A.
Address
PIAZZALE OSTIENSE 2, 00154 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€346 281
Organisation
E ON ENERGIDISTRIBUTION AB
Address
NOBELVAGEN 66, 205 09 MALMO, Sweden
EU Contribution
€558 863
Organisation
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
TEMPLERGRABEN 55, 52062 AACHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€379 500
Organisation
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Address
RUA DR ROBERTO FRIAS CAMPUS DA FEUP, 4200 465 PORTO, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€586 681
Organisation
STEMY ENERGY
Address
AVENIDA DE BRASIL 30, 28020 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€35 438
Organisation
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Address
CALLE ALBERTO AGUILERA 23, 28015 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€549 250
Organisation
SAP SE
Address
DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE 16, 69190 WALLDORF, Germany
EU Contribution
€467 950
Organisation
TERNA - RETE ELETTRICA NAZIONALE SPA
Address
VIALE EGIDIO GALBANI 70, 00156 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€188 475
Organisation
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA SA
Address
BAC DE RODA 52 EDIF A, 08019 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€168 749
Organisation
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Address
VIA RAFFAELE RUBATTINO 54, 20134 MILANO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€382 500
Organisation
THERMOVAULT
Address
HOEFSTADSTRAAT 86, 3600 GENK, Belgium
EU Contribution
€205 363
Organisation
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
PIAZZALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA 24, 00144 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€135 188
Organisation
ENEL GRIDS S.R.L.
Address
VIA OMBRONE 2, 00198 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€512 750
Organisation
IBERDROLA ENERGIA ESPANA SAU
Address
PLAZA EUSKADI 5, 48009 BILBAO, Spain
EU Contribution
€370 473
Organisation
EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR SMART GRIDS
Address
RUE DE LA LOI 82, 1040 BRUXELLES, Belgium
EU Contribution
€237 500
Organisation
SOULSIGHT DESIGN STRATEGY SL
Address
CALLE CASTELLO 34 1 IZQUIERDA, 28001 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€330 925

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sustainable urban mobility plans
Technology
Business models for reducing transport-related emissions
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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